The last Nordic Fight Night was a manifest success, and Nisse Sauerland is anticipating the next installment on May 2nd will be just as exciting
They might have changed the venue but the ingredients are the same, Nordic Fight Night – Going For Gold, will see local fighters up against strong international competition in numerous bouts over what will be a great night’s boxing. With the characteristic modest understatement traditional for boxing promoters the world over, Nisse Sauerland gleefully announced that “There are going to be fireworks in Frederiksberg!” which is good news for those that like to bet on sport in Denmark.
Moving closer to the center of Copenhagen into the calmly modern architecture of the Frederiksberg-Hallerne the night is already shaping up to be a worthy successor to the previous incarnation which saw local hero Patrick Nielsen not only move up to the Super Middleweight division but convincingly beat his American opponent to take a WBC International belt in front of a rapturous crowd of appreciative fans who’d seen several other very decent fights on the night.
A Nielsen might have made short work of George Tahdooahnippah but it remains to be seen if another one can repeat the feat on May 2nd as Micki Nielsen steps into the ring to defend his WBC International Cruiserweight title. Perhaps tellingly Micki’s scheduled opponent has pulled out even at this early stage, Felix Cora Jr. deciding perhaps not to risk going up against a man with a 17-0 record, 12 of them knock-outs.
In his stead Junior Anthony Wright, aka “Hurricane” has stepped up to take a shot against the big Dane in Copenhagen. At 28 and a native of Illinois this could be a big ask for the young American whose record stands at 13 wins, no losses and a single draw, but with 11 of those knock-out wins there’s always the chance of an upset. A 78.5% knock-out rate is not to be sniffed at, and his promoter Dmitriy Salita is a former pro himself so his focus will be pinpoint sharp.
Bravado Galore From Nielsen
Not that this seems to worry Micki Nielsen who, despite being a few years younger, retains the confidence you’d expect of a belt holder. He’s aware of what he’s up against but is unfazed even managing just a touch of the bravado that boxers seem to feel is necessary due to the pugilistic nature of their sport. That said, it is perhaps as well we know this and don’t take Micki’s words overly literally or he’d find himself awfully busy awfully fast.
Going For Gold
• Nordic Fight Night May 2nd
• Nielsen up against Wright
• Svensson vs Farias
“It doesn’t matter who is put in front of me, no one is taking this title away from me.” He claimed with the decisive self-assurance that can only be achieved by an unbeaten 22 year old professional boxer. “I’m ready and willing,” he continued, “to fight anyone. Line them up and I will knock them out!”
Which is quite the stance given his opponents record, something he was promptly asked about by the press.
“He’s a good boxer and I’m sure he will come to fight.” Allowed Nielsen in a momentary flirtation with reality, however he couldn’t resist adding some more hype, “but there only going to be one outcome, my hand will be raised and the belt will remain round my waist.” He promised, continuing; “Like me Wright is undefeated but unlike me he will taste defeat on May 2nd.” Which is may or may not be an accurate prediction of events to come in the Frederiksberg-Hallerne.
Of course Danish gambling laws provide for enough leeway that Danes can put their money where Micki’s mouth so evidently is, and I suspect the audience on the night will be full of people who’ve done just that on gambling websites like ComeOn! Sportsbook and the like. Boxing has long been a favorite of the wagering classes and that is reflected in the numerous opportunities to bet on bouts near and far on this pillar of the online betting community.
Female Welterweights To Fight For Title
As well as Nielsen vs Wright, Nordic Fight Night – Going For Gold, will also feature a whole host of other bouts including another WBC championship fight between Klara Svensson “The Swedish Princess” tries to take Erica Anabella Farias’ WBC Female World Light Welterweight title off her. Klara is 15-0 with 5 knockouts, whilst Erica goes in 21-1 with 10 knockouts. You can expect this one to be blistering from the off.
Beyond this battle of the ladies there’s a whole swathe of Norwegians that are due to get into the ring on the 2nd, with Tim-Tobin Lihaug (11-1, 6 Kos), Simen Smaadal (9-1, 4 KOs) and Alexander Hagen (6-1, 2 KOs) all crossing to Copenhagen for the night. Lihaug got a second round stoppage victory last time round so he’ll want to make the most of this Nordic Fight Night too, something Nisse Sauerland is counting on.
“Norwegian fans can look forward to a fantastic night of boxing in Copenhagen,” Nisse promised happily continuing, “with three of the country’s top boxing talents in action. All three guarantee excitement, as evident from the last performances. I expect no different when they enter the ring on May 2nd.” Which is probably a good bet for a man gambling news from the profit margins will be as good as the likely results from the ring.
Of course the opponents for these three fighters have yet to be announced, so it’ll be as well that you keep a close eye on our daily news pages to find out who they’ll be fighting and make a sound judgment of whom to back on ComeOn! Sportsbook who will most assuredly be offering the best odds on this superb night of boxing. The event might be touted as “Going For Gold” but you can bet that quite a few will just be happy with some great boxing and bit of an increase in their bankroll.