Team Sauerland is confident to set a new Guinness World Record for fan noise on Saturday night – despite some ambitious competition from across the ocean. According to the official Guinness webpage, the current record stands at 106.6 dBA. It was recorded during a time-out of the LA Clippers-Milwaukee Bucks NBA game at Bradley Centre, Milwaukee in December 2008. Some five years later, there will be two attempts within just 24 hours. On Friday night (Nov. 15), the Sacramento Kings will try to break the record during their home game against the Detroit Pistons. On Saturday, the home fans of WBA & WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Patrick Nielsen (20-0, 9 KOs) will give it a go at MusikTeatret Albertslund, which is located just outside Copenhagen. “Boxing is all about timing and countering,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “Should needs be we will land the decisive counterpunch and knock out the Kings´ record. Make no mistake, we wish them the best of luck. They have done a brilliant job with their viral #HereWeRoar campaign. But we´ll take it one step further – #HereWeRoarKO.”
Guinness has officially accepted Team Sauerland´s world record challenge, which will be broadcast live on television on the Viasat channels across Scandinavia. “We´ve got experts with a high-profile decibel device, 2000 ear plugs and the support of Patrick´s wild fans,” Sauerland added. “They might be outnumbered, but the great acoustics at the venue will give us the chance for a big upset. May the loudest fans win.”
Undefeated Nielsen faces Mexican Jose Pinto (24-5, 15 KOs) in the main event of the Nordic Fight Night. The 22-year-old, who is closing on a world title shot, will be fighting in his backyard Albertslund for the first time of his career. More information is available at www.sauerlandpromotion.com and on Twitter – @sauerlandbros.
Team Sauerland to try and set new world record for fan noise
Team Sauerland is hopeful to set a new world record for fan noise on November 16 when WBA & WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Patrick Nielsen (20-0, 9 KOs) fights in front of his boisterous home fans in Albertslund for the first time of his career. The 22-year-old Dane takes on Jose Pinzon (24-5, 15 KOs) at MusikTeatret Albertslund, with his younger brother Micki Nielsen (10-0, 8 KO) also in action. “The Nielsen brothers, their wild fans and a packed music venue with great acoustics – I´d say we´ll have a brilliant chance of breaking the record,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “Just in case, we´ll be handing out free ear plugs at the entrance should things get too noisy.”
Team Sauerland is currently looking into details, but the world record for fan noise (indoor) is believed to be at 106.6 dBA. It was apparently set during a time-out in of the LA Clippers-Milwaukee Bucks NBA game at Bradley Centre, Milwaukee in December 2008. “Patrick and Micki have had great support throughout their careers,” Sauerland said. “Their fans have followed them all over the country. They have created a hell of an atmosphere whether in Herning, Frederikshavn, Esbjerg or Aarhus. Now imagine a packed venue – built specially for music concerts – in their backyard, with their family, friends and fans around, and you know that we have a chance. And even if we can´t break the record, we will still scare the hell out of their opponents.”
Patrick Nielsen is thrilled about the plans. “I am so grateful for the support I get from my fans, it would be great to break the record together,” he said. “When I hear their screams and shouts, I know that I am not alone in the ring and that gives me a big energy boost. I will do my part and give the crowd an exciting fight. Let´s make some noise!”
Team Sauerland is currently finalising the details of the attempt. “We have arranged for a special device that can measure decibels beyond the 130-mark,” Sauerland said. “It was not easy to come by.”
There will be a DJ to warm up the crowd, and ring announcer Tuukka Koistinen will also help to get the party going. Sauerland: “It´s going to be crazy!” Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night at MusikTeatret Albertslund are available at billetnet.dk.
Jose Pinzon arrives in Copenhagen ahead of Nielsen fight
Jose Pinzon (24-5, 15 KOs) has arrived in Copenhagen for his WBA & WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title fight against undefeated champion Patrick Nielsen (20-0, 9 KOs). The duo will battle it out at MusikTeatret Albertslund on Saturday. Pinzon and his team touched down in Copenhagen in the late afternoon. “I am here to get Nielsen´s belts and take them home with me,” Pinzon said. “We had a good trip over. I am excited to be in Copenhagen. I have trained very hard. This is my big chance to get a world title fight and I will make the most of it.”
Pinzon will meet Nielsen for the first time tomorrow at 11.30 at the official press conference at MusikTeatret Albertslund. Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night are available at www.billetnet.dk.