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May 02, 2013


Press Release: Reda Zam Zam (27-2, 13 KOs) has retired from retirement. The Danish light middleweight will return to the ring in his hometown of Aarhus on June 15th. Zam Zam had called it a career right after his loss to Guido Nicolas Pitto last December. “I took a very quick decision, it happened in the heat of the moment because I was so disappointed,” Zam Zam said. “When I had some more time to think about it, I quickly changed my mind. I couldn´t sleep well, I´ve been in the game too long to stop like this. It would leave a very bad taste in my mouth. I want to retire at the very top, not by losing a fight which I could have won, and that´s why I am coming back.”
While Pitto moved on to beat German hopeful Jack Culcay in Hamburg this weekend, Zam Zam went back to square one. He has appointed a new coach: Frank Holm, who also trains Dennis Ceylan, will be in his corner instead of Brian Mathiasen. “I had to try something new, I had to get new energy in another place. Brian is a very good trainer, but I had to change something. I wasn't myself in the fight against Pitto, neither physically nor mentally.”
Zam Zam believes he could have beaten the Argentinian on a different night. “He was a very good boxer, he just kept coming forward. I remember that in the first four rounds I kept thinking “He is not very fast and he doesn´t hit very hard” and I thought I could handle him easily but he just kept coming forward and got stronger. You could see that I was the better boxer but I didnt have any more air. I think something just went wrong. But I´ve put that past me and I´ve told (promoter) Nisse (Sauerland) that I want to fight Pitto again. I know I can beat him.”
The opponent for Zam Zam´s comeback at NRGi Arena will be announced shortly. No matter who it will be, the 33-year-old feels he has something to prove. “There is a lot of pressure on me now,” he said. “And there is even more pressure because I fight at home. I have a lot of fans in Aarhus, that's my city, and I want to impress all of them. Nobody will beat me in my city.”
Patrick Nielsen, local Aarhus fighter Dennis Ceylan and undefeated Torben Keller will also be in action on the same show. Tickets are available at

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