News: Patrick Nielsen; Chevelle Hallback; Jonathan Oquendo

Team Sauerland is delighted to confirm that Patrick Nielsen will be fighting for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title when the Nordic Fight Night hits Frederikshavn on March 17. The 20-year-old Danish Boxer of the Year, who scored a spectacular flash KO against Jozsef Matolcsi at Broendby Hall, will face Gaston Alejandro Vega (17-4, 6 KOs) from Argentina at Arena Nord. “This will be the toughest fight of Patrick´s promising career,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said at a press conference in Frederikshavn.

“But everybody who has seen him in action knows why we have the utmost of confidence in him. Winning the Intercontinental Title at such an early age would be massive. We have no doubts that Patrick is ready for the big stage.”

After winning the IBF Youth World Title in Herning last December, Nielsen is eager to add the first senior belt to his collection. “I am ready for the big fights,” he said. “This is a great opportunity. I guess I will need more than 11 seconds to beat Vega but I can promise my fans I will do whatever it takes to bring the belt to Denmark. It is going to be a great fight.”

Also in action will be Reda Zam Zam (24-1, 11 KOs), who just celebrated a spectacular comeback two months ago in Herning. The 31-year-old light middleweight can´t wait to be back in the ring. “It was a great feeling to be boxing again,” he said. “I showed that I still have the skills and the power to be very successful and I will take the next step back to the top with a victory in Frederikshavn on March 17.”

Former Danish amateur star Torben Keller (2-0), who clinched the second win in as many fights at the first Nordic Fight Night, will also be fighting. “I am thrilled to be boxing in Frederikshavn,” he said. “Before moving to Berlin to train at the Sauerland gym, I lived in Aalborg for a long time. I am glad to come back and show my home fans what I have learned in Germany.”

Sweden´s Erik Skoglund (8-0, 4 KOs) will also showcase his talents, while Micki Nielsen (3-0, 3 KOs) had to pull out of his scheduled bout due to a hand injury sustained in Saturday´s clash.

The co-featured main event will be the biggest fight in women´s boxing, with WBA / WBC / WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (19-0, 5 KOs) defending her titles against Anne Sophie Mathis (26-1, 22 KOs). The French power-hitter lived up to her billing as the “Female Tyson” last December when she knocked out former pound-for-pound queen Holly Holm in America. She will be looking to clinch another spectacular road victory at the Arena Nord, which will be cheering for Braekhus. Hailing from Bergen, the “First Lady” will be counting on the ferocious home support of her fans, with up to 1,000 Norwegians expected to make the short trip to Frederikshavn.

“This is going to be a fantastic event for our region,” Per Malmberg, Administrative Director of Arena Nord, said. “There has never been a professional boxing event of this magnitude over here so we are already very excited. A little while ago we finished our strategic concept and it was our plan to bring more sports, conference and music events to the region. Coincidentally, Nisse Sauerland called me a little later and here we are presenting the second Nordic Fight Night. I am sure the fans will be excited to see the very best of Danish boxing along with a spectacular female fight.”

CHEVELLE HALLBACK- Ready for ANYTHING Terri Blair Brings!

Chevelle Hallback is always smiling and easy going, and a week before her main event rematch with Terri Blair is no exception, even with reports of Blair training her hardest for a potential war that tops their 2007 fight.

“Oh man, that's what I like to HEAR!” Chevelle said. “Because, you know what- in my career I've fought all the fighters. The slick fighters, the ones that try to brawl, the ones that move. I'm ready for Terri Blair, and anything she brings to the ring. I will hold up my end of the deal. We're gonna make it the fight she's looking for and a fight everyone wants to see.” Bill Calogero, Chevelle's advisor agreed. “Chevelle is ready. She's been ready for a good, fair fight since losing to Myriam LeMare. Did you get a look at Myriam after ten rounds with Chevelle? Terri Blair better be as ready as she says she is. This fight will be all about the action. Two of the toughest female boxers, going toe to toe.”

Chevelle Hallback and Terri Blair are the eight round main event March 2 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center in Tampa, Fl. The entire event, including the weigh-ins on March 1, will be broadcast live on LDLTV and UStream with all the action being called by Billy C of the Talkin' Boxing with Billy C TV & Radio Programs and former World Lightweight Champion Nate Campbell. For tickets and all other information, visit and click on the fight poster or visit go to


Due to an ATV accident, World Boxing Organization (WBO) superbantamweight #1 ranked Jonathan "Polvo" Oquendo, suffered some injuries and will not fight on March 10, in the “López vs Salido 2, The Rematch” show, to be held at the Roberto Clemente coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a Top Rank presentation, in association with PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), Promociones Zanfer and the City of San Juan to be televised on Showtime.

Oquendo (22-0, 15 KOs) was supposed to face Jose “Miau” Nieves for the 122lbs WBO Latino title, but in the accident he injured the right elbow (with inflammation) and suffered minor injuries on the head. His girlfriend is seriously injured at hospital.

“Definitely, Jonathan will not fight next March 10. We are going to watch for his recovery en route for his next opportunities", Peter Rivera, PRBBP Vice-President said.


While, former olympian and amateur world champion McWilliams Arroyo will take Oquendo's place in the March 10 card.

Arroyo (10-1, 9 KOs) beat Mexican Gilberto Mendoza last February 2 in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico by a fourth round TKO. Arroyo will fight in a flyweight and 8 round bout.

The "López vs Salido 2, The Rematch” will be healine by Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs) against WBO Featherweight Champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) in a rematch. The co-feature bout will face featherweight contender Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia (27-0, 23 KOs) versus Bernabé Concepción (34-4-1, 17 KOs).

Also in action, unbeaten Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (18-0, 13 KOs) will defend his WBO Latino lightweight belt.

Tickets are availables at Ticketcenter ( or 1 787 792-5000). Prices are $25, $50, $75, $100, $200, and $400.

Article posted on 21.02.2012

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