Danish featherweight Dennis Ceylan (12-0-1, 6 KOs) is fired up ahead of his rematch with Cristian Montilla (6-3-1, 3 KOs) on February 7 at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn.
Ceylan wants to set the record straight, after a disappointing draw in his first encounter with the Spaniard last August. ‘’It’s frustrating,’’ said the 2012 Olympian. ‘’The draw has ruined my perfect record, and now, I want revenge! This time it’s personal. I’m going to take Montilla out!
‘’It won’t remove the draw from my record but it will make me feel better. Once I’ve beaten him, I will be able to forget about the first fight and focus on the future.
‘’Montilla sounds confident but he is going to be in for a big surprise. He was lucky last time. I was unwell and even threw up during my ring walk. This time I’m going to be 100%. He isn’t going to stand a chance.’’
Ceylan is currently in Monaco sharpening his skills alongside top UK prospect Ryan Burnett. ‘’Ryan is a great fighter,’’ said Ceylan. ‘It’s not always possible to get the best sparring in Denmark, so I’m thankful I’ve got the opportunity to come to Monaco and test myself against a future world champion.’’
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 the WBC Baltic Welterweight title showdown between Kim Poulsen (26-1, 7 KOs) and Anthony Yigit (11-0-1, 4 KOs), and rising Danish stars Abdul Khattab (9-0, 3 KOs) and Rashid Kassem (6-0, 3 KOs). Tickets are available via arenanord.dk.