“Stalking” Storm eager to continue fairytale story against Smaadal on April 13

Posted on 3rd Apr 2013

“Stalking” Storm eager to continue fairytale story against Smaadal on April 13

Kristoffer Storm (1-0), who “stalked” his way into professional boxing, will be looking to add another chapter to his fairytale story when he clashes with unbeaten Norwegian prospect Simen Smaadal (4-0, 2 KOs) in Frederikshavn

Last year, Storm kept calling and writing to promoter Nisse Sauerland, asking him for a chance to prove his worth. One day, he even showed up uninvited at Team Sauerland´s gym in Berlin where he impressed the coaches so much that he was given a fight on the Kessler-Magee undercard in Herning. Storm won every round against Czech veteran Tomas Kugler to line up a second Nordic Fight Night appearance.

In order to prepare for the Danish-Norwegian light heavyweight showdown in Frederikshavn, he even sparred with Mikkel Kessler. “I really enjoyed my first fight in Herning,” Storm said. “I just want to prove that I can be someone and that Team Sauerland should invest in me. I hope I can prove it again on April 13. Smadaal is a very good fighter, very fast and technically very good. It is going to be a tough fight but I will win.”

Smaadal, who has won all four of his Nordic Fight Night bouts, said he will not take Storm lightly. “I will not underestimate Kristoffer Storm because my philosophy is to take anybody who steps into the ring really seriously and respect them,” he stated. “I am looking forward to the fight in Fredrikshavn and I believe we will give the audience a good show. I am confident that I am a stronger and a better boxer than Storm.”

Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “After his successful debut, Kristoffer deserves another chance. It won´t get any easier because Simen is a very talented young fighter and has Norwegian legend Thomas Hansvoll in his corner. This should be an exciting fight for the fans, let´s see whether Kristoffer can win this one for Denmark or whether Simeen will give the hundreds of Norwegians coming over for the Braekhus fight a first reason to celebrate.”

Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night at Arena Nord are available at http://www.arenanord.dk. There will be three title fights on the bill - WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus vs. Mia St. John, Erik Skoglund vs. Luke Blackledge (WBC Youth Light Heavyweight Title) and Mateusz Masternak vs. Sean Corbin (WBC International Silver Cruiserweight Title). Torben Keller, Micki Nielsen, Dennis Ceylan and Rashid Kaseem will be flying the flag for Denmark, with Swedish amateur star Anthony Yigit making his professional debut. Tim-Robin Lihaug and Oscar Ahlin will add another chapter to the Norwegian-Swedish rivalry.

(Picture Credit: Photo Wende)

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