Dina Thorslund (13-0, 6 KOs) and April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) came face-to-face at a press conference in Copenhagen ahead of their WBO 122-pound title clash on Saturday in Horsens, Denmark. Thorslund, Denmark’s only reigning champion, makes a second defense of her title against mandatory challenger April "Armageddon" Adams from Brisbane, Australia. Both fighters appeared in a confident mood as they met with the media in the Danish capital before making the trip to Horsens for their world title contest.
"I look forward to getting in the ring on Saturday," said Thorslund. “I know Adams is an offensive fighter and I’m expecting a great fight. She comes with the storm, but it is me who brings the thunder. I will send her back down under with a bang. I believe I will win this fight by knockout.”
“It will be a great fight,” echoed Thorslund’s coach Thomas Madsen. “Adams can only box on the front foot and only knows one way, which is forward. This will give Dina some good opportunities. I believe she will knock Adams out on Saturday and show why she is the best in the world!”
“It’s great to be here in Denmark,” said Adams. “Everyone has been very welcoming and I look forward to boxing in front of the Danish fans. I’m here for one reason and that's to take the belt home to Australia. Every fighter dreams of this opportunity and this is something I have been working towards my whole career. I'm well prepared and I feel ready to become World Champion.”
“We wouldn’t have travelled all this way if we didn’t believe April could win this fight,” added Adams' trainer John Bastable. “They say they’re coming for the knockout and I hope they bring it from the first round because April is ready!”