Valuev to face undefeated Canadian in September

14/08/2007

Valuev to face undefeated Canadian in September

Press Release: The Russian Giant, Nikolai Valuev will return to the ring on September 29, 2007 when he takes on Jean-Francois Bergeron in Oldenburg, Germany. "I want to be world champion again," the previously unbeaten 33-year-old vowed. "I am eager to get back into the ring." Valuev, who won the WBA belt from John Ruiz in December 2005, made three successful defences before Ruslan Chagaev clinched a majority decision in April. "I have learned from the first loss of my career," Valuev stated. "I have something to prove and the fight against Bergeron will be the first step. I will beat him no matter what." Valuev is sure he will take care of business against Bergeron, a 34-year-old Canadian southpaw who is undefeated in 27 fights (19 KOs). "It will be an interesting fight but I will prevail," said Valuev.