Bellew-Haye II under-card shaping up: Joe Joyce, Skoglund-Fielding and more to come

Erik Skoglund - Will the December rematch between bitter rivals Tony Bellew and David Haye prove to be a hit, at both the live gate and on pay-per-view? The Dec. 17 return will go ahead on a Sunday – promoter Eddie Hearn rolling the dice in staging the fight, not only on a Sunday night, but also one so close to Christmas – and British fans will be expected to fork out a substantial amount of cash to watch the event.

Will the December rematch between bitter rivals Tony Bellew and David Haye prove to be a hit, at both the live gate and on pay-per-view? The Dec. 17 return will go ahead on a Sunday – promoter Eddie Hearn rolling the dice in staging the fight, not only on a Sunday night, but also one so close to Christmas – and British fans will be expected to fork out a substantial amount of cash to watch the event.

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Results: Callum Smith defeats Erik Skoglund

Erik Skoglund - Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) fought an excellent fight in beating Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision in super middleweight action on Saturday night in his first fight in the quarter finals of the World Boxing Super Series at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The 6’3” Smith unloaded on Skoglund in round 11 to knock him down.

Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) fought an excellent fight in beating Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision in super middleweight action on Saturday night in his first fight in the quarter finals of the World Boxing Super Series at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The 6’3” Smith unloaded on Skoglund in round 11 to knock him down.

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Callum Smith vs. Erik Skoglund Sept 16 Liverpool Update

Erik Skoglund - Luke Blackledge: "Smith-Skoglund is a 50-50 fight - Skoglund is one hell of a fighter!

Luke Blackledge: “Smith-Skoglund is a 50-50 fight – Skoglund is one hell of a fighter!

Luke Blackledge, the only man to face both Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) and Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) in a professional boxing ring, has labeled their super middleweight clash a 50-50 fight and believes the Swedish star could be the dark horse in the tournament.

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Callum Smith vs Erik Skoglund Sept 16th in Liverpool – Tickets on sale!

Erik Skoglund - Smith Ready To Fulfill Childhood Dream Of Hometown Glory

Smith Ready To Fulfill Childhood Dream Of Hometown Glory

On the day that tickets for the opening World Boxing Super Series Super-Middleweight quarter-final between Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) and Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) go on sale, the Liverpool fighter spoke of how long-term ambition has brought him to the edge of greatness.

“I am really happy to be headlining at the Echo Arena,” said Smith. “When I turned professional, and even when I was a kid, the plan was to go as far as I could and to hopefully one-day headline shows. Especially in my home city and I have been lucky enough to do that before in my career but this time, opening the Super-Middleweight part of the World Boxing Super Series, it is an honour and I am really looking forward to it.”

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Skoglund targets division’s top names as he moves down to super middleweight

Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) is targeting the division’s top names as he makes the move down to super middleweight.

Skoglund is currently ranked with all the major governing bodies at 175lbs (IBF #4, WBO #5, WBC #10 and WBA #11), but frustrated by a lack of opportunities, and following talks with his promoter Nisse Sauerland, the 26 year-old has decided to drop down to 168lbs.

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Skoglund expresses disappointment with EBU decision

Erik Skoglund has been left bitterly disappointed following the European Boxing Union’s (EBU) decision to reverse their ruling and allow current light heavyweight champion Robert Stieglitz a voluntary defence of his title.

The EBU had previously ordered Stieglitz to face his mandatory challenger Skoglund. The fight was set to go to purse bids after promoters Team Sauerland and SES Promotion couldn’t agree terms when suddenly the EBU announced that they had voted to allow Stieglitz a voluntary defence.

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