Ahlin hoping to follow in Skoglund’s footsteps

Posted on 12th Dec 2014

Ahlin hoping to follow in Skoglund’s footsteps

Oscar Ahlin is hoping to follow in countryman Erik Skoglund’s footsteps. Skoglund’s step-by-step strategy, patiently working his way up the ranks, from smaller to bigger titles is exactly the path Ahlin wants to take himself.

“When you look at Skoglund’s career, he has done what I’m hoping to do myself. Built his record patiently, getting smaller titles shots before going for the big one,” said 25-year-old.

“I’d rather wait for the right moment to get my chance, than rush into a title fight I risk losing. If you lose a big fight early in your career it can finish you.”

A hand injury spoiled much of Ahlin’s 2014 season so the Swedish light heavyweight is looking forward to a fresh start next year.

“I’m feeling very positively about 2015. It means a lot mentally that I can enter a year without any injury concerns.”

Last year Ahlin fought Norwegian Tim Robin Lihaug and won in superior style, claiming a third round KO victory. The same Lihaug, that last month claimed a Youth World title.

“I was very happy to see Lihaug win. Congratulations to him. Unfortunately, I’m too old to get a youth title myself, but there are other titles waiting for me in the future. My plan is to be a world champion at the right time and stay on top for years.’’

Oscar Ahlin (10-0-0, 9 KOs) faces Argentinian Pablo Sosa (3-3-3, 2 KOs) at the Nordic Fight Night on Saturday at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen. On the same night, Erik Skoglund (21-0, 11 KOs) takes on former world champion Glen Johnson (54-19-2, 37 KOs). Tickets are available via http://www.billetnet.dk.

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