Jaber Zayani is a French professional boxer who made his debut in 2013. Throughout his career, he has had 18 professional bouts. His latest professional bout was held in March 2022. It was against Jonel Gadapan in the Philippines. In September of the same year, he made the news after it was announced that he and former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao were going to be in an exhibition match in January 2023 in Riyadh.
Jaber Zayani was born on September 29, 1990 in Saint-Martin-d’Hères, Isère. He continues to reside in his hometown. The French fighter stands 175 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 61.23 kg. He has played in both the Lightweight and Super Lightweight Divisions. Zayani has an orthodox stance. His reach length is unlisted.
He started focusing on boxing when he was 17 years old. Originally, he was interested in playing football but an injury kept him from progressing in the sport.
In 2011, Zayani traveled to Canada to play professionally. His first match was in April 2012 against Dimitri Waardenburg. It was held in Montreal at the Claude-Robillard Center. He played his next seven fights back in his home, the country of France.
Some of the players he’s gone up against Jean Noel Alvarez, Christophe Garrat, Said Tanji, and Aleksandar Veljkovic. He played his first bout in the United States of America in 2017. It was a win against Mike Fowler in Exchange LA.
He returned to playing in France in 2017 and in 2018, he played a bout in Mexico against Angel Adrian Zendejas Rivera. In 2018, he started playing in Asia, particularly in Thailand and the Philippines. His first bout was in Bangkok. It was against Thanachot Panyarsung.
His latest fight came in 2022. It was against Jonel Gadapan at the Marban Boxing Gym in the Philippines.
- Fights: 18
- Victories: 18
- Wins by KO: 10