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21 AUGUST 2014

 

Latest Boxing News From Scandinavia: Kessler


By Teddy Stenmark: I know it hasn’t got anything to do with boxing but it was heartbreaking for a countryman like myself to see mixed martial artists (and former pro boxer – he has had one bout), Per Eklund (lightweight) get knocked out so ferociously by American Evan Dunham at UFC 95 in London . It was the Swede’s third fight in the UFC and his second loss. It should be a tough road back.

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The highly anticipated clash between Mads Larsen and Mikkel Kessler seems very far away at the moment as both promoters, Palle (Kessler) & Sauerland (Larsen) seem to disagree on how the show should be arranged. The fact that Mikkel Kessler doesn’t seem to have improved his relationship with Palle doesn’t help things either.

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Undefeated Swedish lightweight, Shadi Hamsho returned to action after a long layoff (he had not boxed since March of 2007) in Oklahoma City on the 13th of February, scoring a third round TKO over 42-year old American, Chris Hill. Nothing to bragg about but the former Swedish amateur champ is at least back in the saddle again, ready to take on greater challenges. Still undefeated after 10 professional outings (10-0, 2 KO).

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Former World heavyweight champion, Ingemar “Ingo” Johansson was buried with a beautiful ceremony in Gothenburg (his beloved hometown) on February 13th with loads of celebrities and fans attending the ceremonies paying their respect to the former champion. The casket was carried by, among others, long time friend Olof Johansson and his club’s current heavyweight champs, Mats Honka, Michael Lindblad & Johan Thorbjörnsson. The city will now attempt to raise a statue in his honor probably in front of giant Ullevi stadium where he knocked out Eddie Machen back in 1958.

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A crazy Swede by the name of Simen Kristiansen living in Tranås (small village in Sweden) broke a very tiresome World record this passed weekend as he punched a heavy bag for 38 hours straight. The ambitious Kristiansen – a boxing trainer said he was totally drained afterwards and admitted he got problems already after two hours.


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Swedish junior welterweight, Karlo Tabagua moved to 6-0, knocking out Bulgarian Kaloyan Kyuchukov in Samokov, Bulgaria on the 14th of February.

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Former WBU champion, George Scott was voted out of the Swedish version of “Dancing with the stars” (called let’s dance in Sweden) this passed Friday (20th of February) and said to media afterwards he was pretty glad it was over as he felt it was a lot of pressure and hard work.

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Armand Krajnc Sweden’s former World champion (WBO middleweight champion) will, according to Swedish press, have a minor roll in one of the upcoming Wallander-movies ( popular films based on bestselling writer

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Finnish heavyweight Juho Haapoja defended his BBU (Baltic Boxing Union) heavyweight title by a second round TKO over Estonian Valery Semishkur in Vaasa, Finland on the 21st of February. At that very same show, Russian Vladislav Saglarov got rid of Finnish first timer Pekka Eskelinen in the third round.

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I am not surprised by the fact that Norwegian based Russian heavyweight, Daniel Peret accepted to fight young British up-and-comer Tyson Fury in Norwich this upcoming Saturday (February 28th). The somewhat chubby 35-year old veteran who doesn’t shy away from nobody is actually a very competent fighter with loads of skills, that are plenty enough to take this fresh kid to “school”! providing he (Peret) is fit that is.

February 23, 2009


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