DANISH "STALKER" GETS SECOND PRO FIGHT
Press Release: Kristoffer Storm (1-0), the 25-year-old Dane who “stalked” his way into professional boxing, is looking to add another chapter to his fairytale story when he clashes with Norway's Simen Smaadal (4-0, 2 KOs) in Frederikshavn, Denmark on April 13th. Last year, Storm kept calling and writing to promoter Nisse Sauerland, asking him for a chance to prove his worth. One day, he even showed up uninvited at Team Sauerland's gym in Berlin where he impressed the coaches so much that he was given a fight on an undercard in Herning, Denmark. Storm won every round against Czech Tomas Kugler to earn a second appearance.
In order to prepare for the Danish-Norwegian light heavyweight showdown in Frederikshavn, he even sparred with Mikkel Kessler. “I really enjoyed my first fight in Herning,” Storm said. “I just want to prove that I can be someone and that Team Sauerland should invest in me. I hope I can prove it again on April 13th. Smadaal is a very good fighter, very fast and technically very good. It is going to be a tough fight but I will win.”
Smaadal said he will not take Storm lightly. “I will not underestimate Kristoffer Storm because my philosophy is to take anybody who steps into the ring really seriously and respect them,” he stated. “I am looking forward to the fight in Fredrikshavn and I believe we will give the audience a good show. I am confident that I am a stronger and a better boxer than Storm.”
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “After his successful debut, Kristoffer deserves another chance. It won´t get any easier because Simen is a very talented young fighter and has Norwegian legend Thomas Hansvoll in his corner. This should be an exciting fight for the fans, let´s see whether Kristoffer can win this one for Denmark or whether Simeen will give the hundreds of Norwegians coming over for the Braekhus fight a first reason to celebrate.”
Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night at Arena Nord are available at www.arenanord.dk. On the bill will be WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus vs. Mia St. John, Erik Skoglund vs. Luke Blackledge and Mateusz Masternak vs. Sean Corbin. Torben Keller, Micki Nielsen, Dennis Ceylan and Rashid Kaseem will be flying the flag for Denmark, with Swedish amateur star Anthony Yigit making his professional debut. Tim-Robin Lihaug and Oscar Ahlin will add another chapter to the Norwegian-Swedish rivalry.