"Itís been a frustrating 12 months for me," he said. "First, with the loss to Mendy, and then, injuring my foot in training camp in Las Vegas. Itís been way too long since I was last in the ring, and I just cannot wait to get back in there."
The pressure is on Ahlin to perform after suffering his second career loss, but he insists he is relaxed and will come back stronger as a result of his recent setbacks. "Iím not worried," said the Stockholm fighter. ďAn undefeated record means nothing to me. I have learned and improved so much from my two defeats, both technically and even more so mentally. In my first defeat I made the weight really badly. I felt so drained and had nothing left in the tank for fight night. I felt like I was competing against myself, rather than my opponent. And in the second fight, I personally donít feel like I lost, but still, it wasnít a great performance. I was too eager and just looking for the KO. These experiences have helped make me a better fighter, and whatever happens now, I will never stop and I will never quit."
Ahlin fights on the undercard of Otto Wallinís heavyweight clash with Gianluca Mandras, which also features Mikaela Laurťnís WBC Female junior middleweight title challenge versus Ewa Piatkowska, plus fights for Rocco Wadell, Hampus Henriksson and Kennedy Katende.
Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night are available online via www.biljettforum.se