SAUERLAND SIGNS SWEDEN'S KLARA SVENSSON
Press Release: Team Sauerland announced the signing of Sweden's Klara Svensson (10-0, 4 KOs). “There are exciting times ahead for Swedish boxing,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “Our five Nordic Fight Night talents will lift the sport to new heights and win a lot of titles for Sweden. We have big plans for all of them." Sauerland was referring to light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (17-0, 9 KOs), Oscar Ahlin (7-0, 7 KOs), 2012 London Olympian Anthony Yigit (4-0, 1 KO) and heavyweight hopeful Otto Wallin (1-0, 1 KO).
In January 2012, Viasat and Team Sauerland announced a revolutionary project to further boost Scandinavian boxing. Over the course of the next five years, TV10 / Viaplay.se (Sweden), TV3 / Viasat (Denmark) and Viasat Norway will broadcast between five and seven Nordic Fight Nights per year. The shows, which will take place in various venues across Denmark, feature the biggest names in Nordic boxing, including Danish national hero Mikkel Kessler, Norwegian fan darling Cecilia Braekhus and the up-and-coming Swedish talents.
Svensson is thrilled to fight under the promotional banner of Europe's biggest boxing promoters. “I am very happy to have signed with Team Sauerland,” she said. “It feels great to be their first-ever Swedish female fighter. "Thanks to their network, their coaches and facilities I will get superb training and perfect sparring opportunities. I am very excited and can´t wait to get started.
“The Nordic Fight Night and the long-term deal with Viasat Sweden will give me a great platform to show my skills to a big audience in Sweden… on a regular basis!
“I am really looking forward to having big fights in Scandinavia so close to my home.”
Nisse Sauerland also confirmed October 19th as the date for Skoglund's fight against Lolenga Mock. “That´s going to be a difficult challenge for Erik,” he said. “He has been in impressive form lately and this is the next step up for him.”
On Saturday night, the Nordic Fight Night hits Frederikshavn, Denmark where Ahlin, Yigit and Wallin will showcase their talents. Ahlin takes on Artem Solonko (Belarus), Yigit faces Toni Delgado (Spain) and Wallin clashes with Valeri Semiskur (Estonia). Tickets are available at www.arenanord.dk. The TV10 broadcast starts at 22:00.