As the city of Albertslund is getting ready for the first ever Nordic Fight Night at Musikteatret, the fight card is taking shape. While Patrick Nielsen (20-0, 9 KOs) faces tough Mexican Jose Pinzon (24-5, 15 KOs) in the main event of the evening, his brother Micki will take on Andreas Guenther (13-14-3, 9 KOs) from Germany. The 31-year-old, who rides a seven-fight non-losing streak into the encounter, faces the daunting task of fighting the younger, yet bigger Nielsen brother in front of his home fans. “The atmosphere will be crazy,” Nielsen said. “I know that our fans have already bought a lot of tickets. They have taken up entire blocks. I can´t wait to get into the ring at Musikteatret.”
Nielsen has successfully overcome a hand injury. He returned to action in Kolding on October 19, clobbering Sandro Siproshvili in six one-sided rounds. At the age of just 20, Nielsen is now 10-0 with 8 KOs. “It was good to go the distance, it helps to get back into rhythm,” Nielsen said. “I was happy with my performance. I want to continue my winning streak in Albertslund.”
Further to Patrick and Micki Nielsen, Simen Smaadal and Rashid “The Dream” Kassem will also be on the card. More fights will be announced shortly. Tickets are available at billetnet.dk.
Patrick Nielsen vs Pinzon in Albertslund on November 16
WBA & WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Patrick Nielsen (20-0, 9 KOs) will defend his titles against Jose Pinzon (24-5, 15 KOs) from Mexico on November 16. For the first time in his career, Nielsen will fight in Albertslund. Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night at Musikteatret have been selling fast. “To fight in Albertslund will be the biggest moment of my career and I will not allow Pinzon to spoil it,” he stated. “I have a lot of respect for him. Mexicans have a great boxing education and tradition. They are aggressive and tough, but so am I. There is no way he can beat me in front of my home fans. I´m in great shape already, I´ve trained hard with Joey Gamache, and I´m ready for a big night of boxing in my old hood!”
Pinzon, 26, travels to Copenhagen with a record of 24 victories and five losses, including 15 KOs. He is a former WBC Youth World Champion and WBC Interim Latino Champion. “Pinzon is a typical Mexican-styled ring warrior,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “He comes to fight. Patrick will need to be clever and use all of his ring craft to beat him. I expect a tough battle that will fascinate the fans in Albertslund. We expect a sell-out crowd and great atmosphere.”
Micki Nielsen, Rashid “The Dream” Kassem and Simen Smaadal will also be in action on November 16. More fights will be announced shortly. Tickets are available at billetnet.dk.