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Kim Poulsen (26-1, 7 KOs) has all the motivation he needs ahead of his WBC Baltic Welterweight title showdown with Anthony Yigit (11-0-1, 4 KOs) on February 7 at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn. The Danish boxer aims to add another title to his collection and silence his outspoken Swedish rival.
‘’It would mean a lot to me to win the WBC Baltic title,’’ said the boxer from Horsens. ‘’It would open a lot of doors for me and pave the way to bigger and better fights.’’
Standing in his way is 2012 Olympian, Anthony Yigit, the current WBC Baltic Light Welterweight Champion, who is moving up in weight to face Poulsen for the welterweight strap.
‘’Yigit may be the best Scandinavian boxer in his weight division,’’ admits Poulsen, alluding to the Swedes victory over his countryman Kasper Bruun last year. ‘’But, we are not fighting in his division. At welterweight, I’m the best and that will become clear on February 7.’’
If any extra motivation is needed for the Dane, it will come from his girlfriend Eva Voraberger, a fellow professional boxer, who celebrates her birthday on February 7. ‘’Eva will be coming to Denmark to support me,’’ said Poulsen. ‘’It’s her birthday on the same night. After I beat Yigit, I want to give her the WBC Baltic title as a present.’’
Micki Nielsen’s (16-0, 12 KOs) WBC International Cruiserweight title challenge against Julio Cesar Dos Santos (27-3, 24 KOs) tops the bill at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, which also features Dennis Ceylan’s (12-0-1, 6 KOs) rematch with Cristian Montilla (6-3-1, 3 KOs) and rising Danish stars Abdul Khattab (9-0, 3 KOs) and Rashid Kassem (6-0, 3 KOs).
The Nordic Fight Night is available to watch live on TV3 Sport 2 (18.00-21.00) and TV3+ (21.00-0.00). Tickets are available via arenanord.dk.