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17 APRIL 2014

 

Latest Scandinavian Boxing News


By Teddy Stenmark: Heavy Sponsor (for the Danish amateur boxing federation) EPOKA, a company in the Information technology department could be on their way into the business of professional boxing it seems. The company’s CEO, Jan Brandrup has, according to Danish press, applied for a promoter’s license.

Jesper D Jensen, head of the DPBF (Danish professional boxing federation) has confirmed this to the press. Thereby another competitor to the Palles it seems!

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A statement from Swedish promoter, Anders Holmberg, Pugnus Promotions, saying that Ray Mercer could be in with Brian Nielsen next summer, catapulted some speculations on the net on whether or not the former Tyson opponent really was considering a comeback at 43.

The big Dane quickly responded in Danish press that something like that was out of the question. “I enjoy Golf nowadays and I have a knee that doesn’t allow me to train properly so for the 117th time, no I am not coming back” he said. End of story. Book closed on a fairly interesting return.

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Speaking of Ray Mercer, apparently he got a bit overconfident beating Dutchman, Richel Hersisia in Karlstad on September 5 (it was a fairly close fight and Hersisia boxed at his absolute worst), as he called out , David Haye a couple of days later, which would be complete suicide if you ask me.

Hersisia wasn’t pleased with his performance and complained about the decision to Swedish press, kind of hinting that Mercer was the promoter’s favorite. He was quoted saying “It was totally the wrong decision. I won the fight, but I am not surprised he got it, they have treated him (Mercer) like a king all week”.

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A TV- Sports program in Denmark turned some attention towards Danish lightweight Kasper Bruun’s troublesome situation after his promoter and manager, Robert Larsen’s suspension. The 21-year old prospect can’t get any fights because of it and the Danish professional boxing federation (D.P.B.F) is now looking into if Bruun’s contract really is legally binding under the circumstances.

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Swedish welterweight, Karlo Tabagua moved to a perfect 2-0, 2 KO:s stopping Pole, Tomasz Tomasz Kwiecien in the fourth round in Warsaw, Poland on September 5.

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Norwegian welterweight, Cecilia Braekhus will get Canadian Amy Johnson (5-2-2, 1 KO) on the big card (Jean Marc Monrose- Marco Huck, Karo Murat-Gabriel Campillo) in Bielefeld, Germany September 20th, Johnson, as a few of you might remember, whacked out figure skater, Tonya Harding in 2004 (TKO3). Braekhus will most certainly prove a tougher task for her than Harding.

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The card in Sundbyberg, Sweden October 18th has been called off with no new date announced. Next show on Swedish soil will probably be in Tidaholm, December 6th.


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