Dejan Zlaticanin makes quick work of his opponent en route to making history by becoming the first boxing world champion from the country of Montenegro after winning the WBC lightweight title.
Zlatican hails from Podgorica, which is Montenegro’s largest city and was formerly called ‘Titograd’ after the famous Yugoslav president. The area has not produced many boxing names of note, as kickboxing and other martial arts are more popular.
In fact, Zlaticanin was relatively unknown when he upset Ricky Burns in Scotland, who was as high as a 10-to-1 favorite. Zlaticanin was to beat the odds again when he stopped Ivan Redkach.
However, this fight against Bolivia’s Franklin Mamani was his easiest in some time. Mamani was a late replacement for Jorge Linares, who was forced to vacate his title after injuring his hand.