Swedish success in Copenhagen: Svensson and Skoglund claim titles

Posted on 15th Sep 2014

Swedish success in Copenhagen: Svensson and Skoglund claim titles

Swedish boxing fans have reason to be cheerful following a successful night for homegrown stars Klara Svensson and Erik Skoglund at the Nordic Fight Night in Copenhagen.

‘The Swedish Princess’ Klara Svensson (14-0, 5 KOs) got her first taste of world glory. The 26 year-old from Malmo defeated Marie Riederer (15-2-1, 10 KOs) to claim the interim WBC Female World Light Welterweight title. The judges scored the fight 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91 for Svensson.

‘’This was the best performance of my career so far,’’ said Svensson. ‘’Riederer was very tough, I hit her with some big shots and she kept coming. Tonight I have shown that I belong at the top with the world’s elite and I’m ready to challenge for the regular title.’’

Light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (21-0, 11 KOs) continued his climb up the world rankings. The European (EU) and WBC Youth Champion added the IBF Intercontinental crown to his collection with a dominant display against Stefano Abatangelo (18-4-1, 6 KOs). After twelve rounds of action Skoglund was ahead 118-109, 120-106 and 118-108.

‘’Abatangelo gave all that he had but I never felt like I was in trouble,’’ said the young boxer from Nyköping. ‘’This was another step up and a good test to prepare me for the bigger challenges ahead. The atmosphere in Copenhagen was electric and I want to thank all the fans for coming to support me.’’

Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: ‘’Sweden is becoming a hot bed of boxing talent, with our young stars leading the way. Klara showed guts and determination befitting of a world champion, while Erik’s potential, at just 23 years old, is frightening.’’

Svensson and Skoglund were joined in action by heavyweight hopeful Adrian Granat (5-0, 4 KOs). The ECB boxer remained undefeated, outpointing Tomas Mrazek (9-48-6, 5 KOs).

(Photo Credit: Photo Wende)

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