New champion!

Posted on 20th Oct 2013 - Kolding

New champion!

Erik Skoglund clinched the EU Light Heavyweight Title with a points win over Lolenga Mock in Kolding on Saturday night

Erik Skoglund (18-0, 9 KOs) is the new EU Light Heavyweight Champion after an impressive points victory over Danish veteran Lolenga Mock (31-14-1, 12 KOs). The 22-year-old Swede stamped his authority on the battle early but found himself on the receiving end of a huge right from Mock in the third. However, he proved his chin as he beat the standing count and regained composure. He dominated the rest of the fight, working cleverly behind his jab and throwing well-timed combinations. The scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 117-110. “I am proud of Erik,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “That was a great win against a very strong opponent. Erik really proved his class tonight. There are great times ahead, for him as well as for Swedish boxing.”

Said Skoglund: “It feels great to win the title. It was a very tough fight but our plan worked well. He hit me in the third but I have a good chin and regained control quickly. I knew afterwards that if he can´t stop me with his best punch, I will win this fight because I have the skills to beat him.”

Said Mock: “It was a good fight. Erik is a good fighter. He has a very good chin. I wanted to finish him in the third round but couldn´t. Erik has a good range and moves well and he spoiled my rhythm. He is a good champion.”

(Pictures: Photo Wende)

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