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Scandinavian News: ‘Big John Klemetsen Passes

By Teddy Stenmark: It’s sad to report the recent passing of “Big John” Klemetsen, the father of former European champion, Ole Klemetsen.
John was a popular figure in Norway, not only as his son’s biggest supporter and PR-man, but also for his musical talents. Klemetsen senior had a fairly successful band (Johnny Band) in the sixties and a few hits that climbed the national charts.He will be deeply missed.
Finnish heavyweight, Robert Helenius picked up his forth straight victory in Bamberg, Germany on the November 8, outscoring, Nikola Vujasinovic of Switzerland over four rounds.
Swedish junior welterweight Akilles Adnan has a fight lined up in Miami, Florida, November 18th . Former Venezuelan Olympian, Jean Carlos Prada (1-0-1) has tentatively been booked for the Swede.
Palle-fighter, Anders Hugger Nielsen has apparently got himself into a little trouble after roughing up a couple of 12-year old boys at a youth center not far from Odense, in Denmark. The kids filed charges against the boxer who claims the boy’s story aren’t accurate. According to the boys Nielsen had grabbed one of them by the neck, lifted him up and thrown him on a sofa, and slapped the other one with an open hand.

Southpaw, welterweight, Isam Khalil has been forced to pull out of the show in Norrköping, Sweden on the November 22. The hand injury that has troubled him, hasn’t fully recovered. Supposed debutant Mikaela Laurén has also been dropped on that promotion due to a dispute between Laurén’s manager, Robert Nordman., and the promoters (George Scott & Sören Niklasson). Scott & Niklasson said they were fed up with Nordman’s behavior.
I was handed the news recently that Swedish lightweight, Sam Rukundo now officially is free of his contract with Danish manager and promoter, Robert Larsen.
Pugnus Promotions, Anders Holmberg who sat Ringside for the Calzaghe-Jones card in New York , has stated in Swedish press, that he is having discussions with former Hockey president (Malmö Redhawks), Percy Nilsson about putting on a show in Malmö at Nilsson’s arena. Malmö Arena.
November 10, 2008

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