Dejan Zlaticanin becomes latest to sign with Al Haymon
Earlier today lightweight Dejan Zlaticanin reached out to RingTV.com to inform us that he has signed with highly influencial adviser Al Haymon.
Zlaticanin (20-0, 13 knockouts) sprang to prominence last summer when, as an unknown, he traveled to Scotland where he surprised former two-weight world champion Ricky Burns, dropping him in the opening stages of the first round before posting a split-decision victory.
The 30-year-old Montenegro-born fighter is latest in a long line of signings by Haymon. Zlaticanin said that his first fight under the Haymon banner will be against fellow unbeaten Ivan Redkach, though no date or venue has yet been decided. That information is expected in the coming days; although the Los Angeles-based Ukrainian is pencilled in to fight on April 10 first.
Both fighters are highly ranked by the WBC: Zlaticanin No. 2 and Redkach No. 3. The projected fight would appear to be an interesting encounter between two offensive fighters and the winner would significantly advance his claims for a world title shot.
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