Abdul Khattab (10-0, 3 KOs) is back! On March 14, the Danish middleweight goes up against 25 year-old, 64 fight-veteran Mikheil Khutsishvili (37-22, 18 KOs) at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenahgen.
“Khutsishvili is an experienced boxer, and I’m certainly not going to underestimate him,’’ said Khattab. ‘’I have to box patiently, avoid close brawls and slowly break him down. I have to box wisely and not go for a quick knockout like in my last fight. If I do so, I should win with more ease than I did in Frederikshavn.”
At the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn earlier this month, Khattab laboured to a points victory over Alexey Ribchev. After a strong start the Copenhagen-boxer appeared to run out of steam in the later rounds. Eager to learn from his mistakes, the young Dane has vowed to deliver a new and improved performance on March 14.
“I have to show that I’m a much better boxer than what people saw in my last fight,’’ said Khattab. ‘’I need to prove that I learnt from that experience. I created problems for myself. I used too much force in the beginning and couldn’t keep up the momentum. It’s great to be able to bounce back so quickly with a fight in my hometown.’’
Patrick Nielsen (23-1, 11 KOs) headlines the March 14 show at the Ballerup Super Arena. The 23 year-old southpaw has moved up in weight and will face George Tahdooahnippah (34-1-2, 24 KOs) in his super middleweight debut, while Danish featherweight Dennis Ceylan (13-0-1, 7 KOs) returns in a must win fight with former world champion Dmitry Kirillov (31-5-1, 10 KOs). The Nordic Fight Night will be broadcast on TV3, TV3+ and TV3 Sports channels. Tickets are available via billetlugen.dk.