By Teddy Stenmark: Tickets are now available in Denmark on BILLETnet.dk for Team Sauerland’s TV2 Fight Night in Herning, Denmark February 12th where Rudy Markussen headlines alongside Mikkel Kessler’s possible heir, smoking hot prospect Patrick Nielsen. Supporting these guys on the card in very interesting prelim fights are Danes Kim Poulsen and Kasper Bruun, also very talented of course. The promoter has also planned for Ahmed Kaddour (junior middle), Sweden’s Erik Skoglund (light heavy) and female World champion Cecilia Braekhus. No opponents for the boxers have been announced yet.
Tickets are now available in Denmark on BILLETnet.dk for Team Sauerland’s TV2 Fight Night in Herning, Denmark February 12th where Rudy Markussen headlines alongside Mikkel Kessler’s possible heir, smoking hot prospect Patrick Nielsen. Supporting these guys on the card in very interesting prelim fights are Danes Kim Poulsen and Kasper Bruun, also very talented of course. The promoter has also planned for Ahmed Kaddour (junior middle), Sweden’s Erik Skoglund (light heavy) and female World champion Cecilia Braekhus. No opponents for the boxers have been announced yet.
“I was tired of the constant travelling to get good fights and decent sparring in the amateurs, and here in New York I have eight World champions to spar with” says newly signed professional boxer Naim Terbunja to Swedish evening paper Expressen, about the reasons to why he preferred to turn pro instead of waiting for the forthcoming Olympics. Terbunja also states in the Interview that it was by sheer coincident that he came in contact with manager Al Haymon. “I was training in California when I stumbled upon him on the airport”. He also mention Haymon’s good work with former amateur star Danny Jacobs (guiding him to a world title fight), was one of the reasons to why he was eager to go with him as a pro. I consider myself as a better boxer than Jacobs and if he could get him a World Title fight then I should be able to get one to” says Terbunja.
Danish Super middleweight Lolenga Mock with his roots in Congo travelled to Italy this passed Wednesday December 22 to defend his European Union title against Italian Lorenzo Di Giacomo and the Dane from Århus did well, very well in fact, he won the fight on points after twelve rounds and dominated completely. Overwhelmingly superiority wrote Italian Boxing website Boxe Ring Web.it – the scores were 117-111, 118-110 and 117-113. Not bad for a 38 year old. Mock, who can now look forward to a good 2011.
It was reported in the Swedish press recently that former WBC junior middleweight challenger (now retired) Paolo Roberto has been signed up by Swedish TV4 for another season hosting the Swedish version of Survivor.
I spoke with the manager of female WBC super featherweight champion, Frida Wallberg, Wally Munteanu the other day and he told me that he had been in contact with several promoters about Wallberg’s next fight. She is under contract for a rematch with Canadian Olivia Gerula the next time she fights but exactly where that fight shall take place hasn’t been decided yet. Munteanu is fully convinced that Frida will win their second fight as well and If she comes through that fight successfully, can choose whoever they want to fight says Munteanu and discloses that he has a few names he would like to see in the opposite corner of Wallberg. The most interesting one at the moment is WBA-champ Kina Malpartida from Peru but based in the States. That would make up for a tremendous fight according to Wally, but she is not the only one. We were offered a fight against Lindsay Garbatt in Canada on February 4th but for obvious reasons we had to turn it down, but it’s an interesting fight no doubt, as would be one against Jelena Mrdjenovich (also from Canada) be. Wally says though that a talked about Nordic duel between Frida Wallberg and Cecilia Braekhus which comes up every now and then when female boxing is being discussed in Scandinavia is far fetched at the moment. Braekhus would have to come down to junior welter and that is not very likely. Wallberg is still pretty light so if we would consider a weight-change it would rather be down to featherweight says Wally.
It was pleasing to see that Finnish heavyweight Robert Helenius now has advanced to the eighth position in the WBO World rankings list following his impressive win over Attila Levin in Helsinki late November. Not that the Finn will be in the ring with World champion Wladimir Klitschko anytime soon but it’s a steady progress and I sort of believe he can advance to the next level if he is matched well.
A story on Danish News website Ekstra Bladet reveals that former world bantamweight champ, Anita Christensen of Denmark is keeping in shape, training regularly and hoping to see action again next year. The 39 year old said to Ekstra Bladet that she still believes she has plenty to offer in the ring. She last fought in Kjellerup, Denmark on a Team Vester Promotion in March of this year and drew with American Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West after 10 rounds. Anita is somewhat of a personal favourite of mine, I have always enjoyed her fights. I am crossing my fingers she could be more active this year.
December 24, 2010