Skoglund set for back surgery, expected to be out for six months

Erik Skoglund is set to undergo back surgery on Thursday (February 5) to repair a herniated disc, and is expected to be out of the ring for at least six months while he completes his recovery and rehabilitation.

The Swedish star sustained the injury while preparing for his December fight with Glen Johnson, but was unaware of the full extent of the injury until a recent MRI scan.

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Skoglund defeats Glen Johnson

Erik Skoglund - 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.

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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Swedish stars land title shots on September 13 in Copenhagen

‘’The Swedish Princess’’ Klara Svensson (13-0, 5 KOs) gets her first shot at World glory when she faces Marie Riederer (15-1-1, 10 KOs) for the interim WBC Female World Light Welterweight Championship, while Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (20-0, 11 KOs) makes a third defence of his European (EU) title and challenges for the vacant IBF Intercontinental belt against Stefano ‘’The Hammer’’ Abatangelo (18-3-1, 6 KOs) on September 13 at TAP1 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Skoglund: I want to reign for 10 years

Swedish sensation Erik Skoglund (19-0, 10 KOs) follows a path he laid out as a boy. On April 12th he defends his EU Light Heavyweight Title at the Blue Water Dokken in Esbjerg, Denmark.

“It’s no fun at all. It’s just eating, training, sleeping. No family. No friends. It’s pretty tough, but it makes me better and sharper, so it’s definitely worth it.”

So says 22-year-old Erik Skoglund after a three week tough training camp in German Güstrow ahead of his fight with former Italian champion Danilo D’Agata (12-1-1, 3 KOs).

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