Skoglund takes on Blackledge

Posted on 11th Apr 2013 - Frederikshavn

Skoglund takes on Blackledge

Two days before their WBC Youth World Light Heavyweight Title clash in Frederikshavn, Swedish sensation Erik Skoglund and Luke Blackledge came face-to-face for the first time during the official Nordic Fight Night press conference at Arena Nord.

Both youngsters are unbeaten – Skoglund is 15-0 with 9 KOs, while his British opponent is 13-0-1 with 5 KOs. Blackledge stopped Danish star fighter Mads Larsen last year in June. “He is the best opponent I have ever faced,” Skoglund said. “Blackledge got a good victory against Mads Larsen last year. He is very aggressive and he likes the infight. But he can´t do that against me, I am prepared for that. He better tries something else. However, I am prepared for everything. The WBC Youth Title is very prestigious and I really want to get it.”

Blackledge is confident he can take out the next Scandinavian. “Skoglund´s a good fighter but I will come forward from the first bell. I haven´t really thought about how strong he is, all I know is that I will be much stronger on Saturday night. We got a lot of mails on Facebook from Danish fans saying you can´t lose to a Swede in Denmark – and I am not going to lose. I will win and take the title. I like fighting in Denmark, I defeated Mads Larsen last year and I am here to spoil the party again.”

Anthony Yigit will also make his professional debut against Aliaksandr Abramenka, while Oscar Ahlin will clash with Norway´s Tim-Robin Lihaug. TV10 will broadcast the Nordic Fight Night from 21:00.

(Picture: Preben Nielsen, E-Frame)

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