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02 SEPTEMBER 2014

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Boxing News From Finland


By Teddy Stenmark: There has been a lot of activity when it comes to professional boxing in Finland this past weekend.

No major shows but one pretty interesting one in Porvoo this Saturday (29/1). Petter Antman claimed the vacant Finnish title at cruiserweight outscoring rival Harri Hakulinen over 10 rounds, the fight was a tough and tactical fight in which Antman seemed the more active of the two. Hakulinen landed a few nice single shots but it was Antman who was in command throughout the fight says Finnish boxing Scribe Miika Forsström to this reporter. Antman has a big heart and he won the fight on a split decision. After the verdict was announced Hakulinen announced his retirement.

48-year old welterweight Jan Nyholm created history as the oldest Finn to ever step into a professional boxing ring. Nyholm has now boxed in four decades (80’s, 90’s, 2000 and 2011). He scored a six round points win over Latvian Aleksandrs Radjuks. He will not fight again though according to Forsström. On the question if he still can deliver at that age, Forsström says, “He is still a very good boxer but he slows down a little bit after a few rounds”.

29 year old Jarno Rosberg went home with a six round win over Igoris Borucha of Lithuania after a pretty dull fight. Finnish amateur National championship runner up, Janne Forsman (cruiserweight) made his professional debut and clipped a decent four round decision over Latvian Florians Strupits.



So much for the card in Porvoo, it has also been a night of boxing in Vaasa, Finland, where a tiny promotion consisting of three fights was served to the fans gathered at the Royal Night Club.

Making his professional debut former kick boxer Teemu Tuominen showed some promise getting rid of Maksims Ivancikovs of Latvia in three rounds in a welterweight match-up.

Jarkko Jussila also at welterweight needed one more round to dispose of Russian Dmitry Pankratov (TKO 4).

Undedefeated Janne Katajisto, in the main attraction, travelled the full six rounds with Latvian Aleksandrs Selezens. Katajisto now 8-0 in the paid ranks.

January 29, 2011


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