Team Sauerland staged a media work-out in Stockholm today to present the future of Swedish boxing – five unbeaten talents who are determined to bring home titles.
At Djurgårdens Boxing Club, promoter Nisse Sauerland officially announced the signing of Klara Svensson (10-0, 4 KOs), who joins a hard-hitting Swedish line-up that already features WBC Youth Light Heavyweight Champion Erik Skoglund (17-0, 9 KOs), KO king Oscar Ahlin (7-0, 7 KOs), 2012 London Olympian Anthony Yigit (4-0, 1 KO) and heavyweight hopeful Otto Wallin (1-0, 1 KO).
“There are exciting times ahead for Swedish boxing,” Sauerland said. “Our five Nordic Fight Night talents will lift the sport to new heights and win a lot of titles for Sweden. We have big plans for all of them.”
Svensson is thrilled to fight under the promotional banner of Europe’s biggest boxing promoters. “I am very happy to have signed with Team Sauerland,” she said. “It feels great to be their first-ever Swedish female fighter!
“Thanks to their network, their coaches and facilities I will get superb training and perfect sparring opportunities. I am very excited and can’t wait to get started.
“The Nordic Fight Night and the long-term deal with Viasat Sweden will give me a great platform to show my skills to a big audience in Sweden… on a regular basis!
“I am really looking forward to having big fights in Scandinavia so close to my home.”
SKOGLUND’S TITLE FIGHT
Nisse Sauerland also confirmed October 19 as the date for Skoglund’s European Union Title Fight against Lolenga Mock. “That’s going to be a difficult challenge for Erik,” he said. “He has been in impressive form lately and this is the next step up for him.”
TRIO IN ACTION
On Saturday night, the Nordic Fight Night hits Frederikshavn, where Ahlin, Yigit and Wallin will showcase their talents. Ahlin takes on Artem Solonko (Belarus), Yigit faces Toni Delgado (Spain) and Wallin clashes with Valeri Semiskur (Estonia). In the main event of the evening, WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Patrick Nielsen defends his title against Patrick Majewski. Tickets are available at www.arenanord.dk.