Press Release: Henrik Risum of Risum Boxing announced yesterday the signing of 19-year-old Danish amateur Kim Poulsen to a professional contract. Poulsen went 60-17 in the unpaid ranks, and is a five-time Danish national champion (from youth to junior). He will start his professional career as a featherweight, and is expected to make his pro debut in October in Germany. Poulsen said the lack of funding in Danish amateur boxing was his reason to turn pro only two years before the Olympics. "As a Dane you are at a disadvantage from the beginning, because the boxers we compete against have so much better preparation than we do," said Poulsen. As his reason for choosing Risum Boxing to handle his professional career, Poulsen added, "I wanted (Henrik) Risum to manage me, because he is a good, young man with big ambitions, who does a great job for his boxers. I feel he is the perfect manager for me, and I am proud that he is willing to take me on. I will do my very best not to disappoint him or anyone else". Risum recently made another addition to his growing stable, signing 2003 Kenyan amateur champion James Kimori, who makes his professional debut this coming Saturday in Nairobi against former Kenyan national champion Henry Jesai. Risum Boxing promotes in cooperation with former African heavyweight champion Joseph Akhasamba at the Pal Pal Gymnasium.