MELHUS: “I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT HAVNAA IS MADE OF!”

Posted on 31st Oct 2019

MELHUS: “I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT HAVNAA IS MADE OF!”

Undefeated Norwegian prospect Kevin Melhus will be watching with interest when domestic rival Kai Robin Havnaa (15-0, 13 KOs) meets American dangerman Al Sands (20-4-1, 18 KOs) on November 16th at the Ekeberghallen.

Melhus (6-0, 3 KOs) fights on the undercard of Havnaa’s crunch cruiserweight clash at the iconic Oslo venue as he looks to kick-start his own career, following a period of inactivity, with a victory over Ossie Jervier (6-10, 5 KOs).

The 30-year-old from Skien has been out of action since his win over Marcus Alberts in October 2018. He was scheduled to face Jervier at an ill-fated event in England in June that was cancelled at short notice due to a security issue.

“I’m not worried about ring rust,” he says. “I’ve been training and staying active with sparring all year so I feel focused and I feel at home in the ring.

“It will be a show to remember! I expect Jervier to push forward, but I plan to outbox him, and after this fight, I promise my fans that I will be more active. I believe this show will be the beginning of my real road to the top."

Melhus admits he is intrigued to see how Havnaa fares against the hard hitting American Sands. “I think it’s going to be an exciting fight and I look forward to seeing what Havnaa is made of," he says, before confirming his desire to face his fellow Norwegian. "Yes, when the time is right, that is a fight I want. I think it's also a fight that the Norwegian fans want to see!"

Katharina Thanderz headlines a huge show at the historic Ekeberghallen as she faces Danila Ramos for the interim WBC Female World Super Featherweight crown, while Kai Robin Havnaa looks to bolster his World title claim in a crunch cruiserweight clash with American dangerman Al Sands, and top talents Kevin Melhus, Alexander Hagen, Bernard Torres and Kent Erik Baadstad complete an action-packed card in the Norwegian capital.

Tickets are available online via www.ticketmaster.no. All the action will be available to watch live across Viasat 4, Viasport + and Viaplay in Norway.

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