Skoglund and Shala make weight, ready for WBA title clash

Erik Skoglund boxing image / photo

Erik Skoglund (25-0, 11 KOs) and Timy Shala (21-1-1, 8 KOs) both made weight today ahead of their WBA International Light Heavyweight Championship contest tomorrow night at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden.

Here is a list of the official weights from Nyköping:

WBA International Light Heavyweight Championship:

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Skoglund and Lauren win title fights in Stockholm

Erik Skoglund boxing image / photo

Erik Skoglund continued his unbeaten streak with a heroic performance against Ryno Liebenberg to claim the IBO International Light Heavyweight title last night at the Hovet in Stockholm.

Liebenberg had said he would drag Skoglund into a ‘dog fight’ and that is exactly what happened after Skoglund received a nasty gash above his right eye following a clash of heads in the sixth-round.

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Erik Skoglund beats Derek Edwards

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Erik Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs) continues his World title charge following an impressive performance against Derek Edwards (27-6-1, 14 KOs) tonight in Nyköping, Sweden.

The 24 year-old Swede used his height and reach advantage to good effect, keeping Edwards at range throughout the ten-round contest. Despite trailing on points, Edwards remained a threat as he looked to land his big overhand right.

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Skoglund defeats Glen Johnson

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Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) took another step towards a world title challenge with a unanimous points victory over Jamaican veteran Glen Johnson (54-20-2, 37 KOs) on Saturday night at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen.

The rising Swedish star proved too much for the former IBF World Light Heavyweight Champion, and after ten rounds of action the judges scored the fight 98-92, 97-93 and 97-93.

‘I was pleased with my performance,’’ said Skoglund. ‘It might sound cocky to say, but I felt I was the better boxer on the night. I was one step ahead of him in everything I did. I’ve proved I’m ready for a world level opposition. I want to challenge for a world title in 2015!’’

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Erik Skoglund clinches EU Light Heavyweight Title; Deion Jumah secures third professional victory

F8_Mock_SKoglund159e65655Erik Skoglund (18-0, 9 KOs) is the new EU Light Heavyweight Champion after an impressive points victory over Danish veteran Lolenga Mock (31-14-1, 12 KOs). The 22-year-old Swede stamped his authority on the battle early but found himself on the receiving end of a huge right from Mock in the third. However, he proved his chin as he beat the standing count and regained composure. He dominated the rest of the fight, working cleverly behind his jab and throwing well-timed combinations. The scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 117-110. “I am proud of Erik,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “That was a great win against a very strong opponent. Erik really proved his class tonight. There are great times ahead, for him as well as for Swedish boxing.”

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Erik Skoglund Interview

MockNisseSkoglund18dfd3dErik Skoglund (17-0, 9 KOs) is a man on a mission. At the age of 12, he wrote down a masterplan to become world champion one day. Ten years later, he is still undefeated on his way to glory. On Saturday night, the 22-year-old Swedish sensation faces Danish veteran Lolenga Mock (31-13-1, 12 KOs) for the European Union Light Heavyweight Title at the TRE-FOR Arena in Kolding, Denmark. In this interview, he speaks about his incredible journey, the showdown with the man who once knocked down former WBA Heavyweight Champion David Haye and his ever-growing Swedish fan army that will be supporting him in Denmark.

Q: Erik, apparently there will be a Swedish fan invasion in Kolding on Saturday…

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