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Sebastian Zbik the new WBC world middleweight Champion

Universum Box-Promotion is looking forward to the next world boxing champion in its ranks. On Tuesday night, a letter from WBC President Jose Sulaiman announced that unbeaten Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 10 KOs) is now the new ďundisputedĒ world champion at his weight. Zbik had been the WBC interim titleholder since July 2009, but full champion Sergio Martinez (46-2-2- 26) never made his mandatory defense..

ďAt last the long wait is over. Iím very happy that Iím now a true world champion,Ē said Zbik. ďIíve always said that I wanted to fight Martinez. Iíve defended the interim title three times now and havenít avoided anyone, so Iím glad that the WBC has taken action. Iíve worked six hard years for this day and now the big moment is finally here. It feels great! Itís an honor for me to wear this belt steeped in tradition and Iím proud to join on the long line of Universum world champions. Now Iím looking forward to my first defense. I want move forward with the WBC, but I can also visualize a title unification. Two middleweight world champions live around the corner with Felix Sturm and Sebastian Sylvester, but both have avoided fighting me. But with this belt, I now have a good argument on my side. Felix Sturm has announced always claimed heís the best boxer in the division. So why didnít he box against me instead of ďno-namesĒ like Lorenzo and Hearns? These arenít world-class opponents. The reason canít be the distance. He knows the route to Hamburg very well.Ē

Article posted on 18.01.2011



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