Mads Larsen, (51-3, 38 KOs), and Luke Blackledge, (9-0, 3 KOs), on Wednesday faced the press in Copenhagen, Denmark before travelling on to Herning where they will collide at the Nordic Fight Night on Saturday.
Promoter Nisse Sauerland is thrilled to see the “Golden Boy” back in the ring. “It´s great to have Mads back in action,” he said. “Our German coaches and his training partners in Berlin have all been full of praise for him. I can see why – he looks in great shape and I am sure he will take care of business against Blackledge on Saturday. If he wins, there will be a lot of interesting options, but first things first – a victory over Blackledge is a must.”
Larsen is happy to be fighting again. “It´s great to finally enter the ring after all the training,” he stated. “I know there is a lot of pressure on me because I have been away so long. Training is one thing but having a real fight is something different. I look forward to Saturday night.”
His opponent boasts a perfect record of nine victories with zero defeats – yet a small number compared to Larsen´s 51 victories. However, Blackledge does not feel that the experience will be a decisive factor. “At the end of the day it is just us in a fight,” he said.
“I have boxed people who have more experience than me before and I won, so that´s nothing new. Larsen is a good, a tough fighter who has been around for a long time. But I got a Mexican style, I am very aggressive and I come forward a lot. I got my youth, my work rate and a good game plan. I will win.”
May 31, 2012