Dina Thorslund (14-0, 6 KOs) and Nina Radovanovic (14-3, 3 KOs) both made weight ahead of their WBO Super Bantamweight World title clash this Saturday night at the Struer Energi Park in Struer, Denmark.
Thorslund returns having successfully defended her WBO World title for the second time against Australia’s April Adams, and is now facing former IBO World Champion Radovanovic from Belgrade, Serbia.
The quick handed Thorslund has told fans she’s expecting to knock out her challenger, whilst Radovanovic says she has never felt better prepared.
WBO Female Super Bantamweight World Championship – 10 Rounds
Dina Thorslund: 55.2kg
Nina Radovanovic: 53.9kg
Dina Thorslund (14-0, 6 KOs) defends her WBO World Super Bantamweight Title against former World Champion Nina Radovanovic (14-3, 3 KOs) as boxing returns to Denmark on September 26th at the Struer Energi Park.
Thorslund reunites with promoter Team Sauerland to deliver another exciting night of boxing in Struer. The Danish star will be headlining her hometown arena for the fifth time as she makes a third defence of the WBO title she claimed with a unanimous points win over Jessica Arreguin Munoz in 2018.
“I’m really looking forward to boxing again,” says Thorslund. “It’s been over a year since I’ve been in the ring, and my motivation has only grown, so I’m really looking forward to it. Nina Radovanovic is a good opponent, who works hard. I expect her to try to put me under pressure, but she will not succeed with that.
“I am happy to be working with Team Sauerland again. The cooperation works really fine. It gives me some peace of mind in the build up to the fight, as I know they know what they are doing, so I just have to concentrate on boxing.
“The pandemic put an end to me being able to fight, but my motivation hasn’t been affected. It’s the same as it was before and I’m 100% motivated. People can expect a top tuned Dina on September 26th. I have been training and waiting a long time for this fight, so I expect to be sharper than ever.”
Thorslund can expect a tough test as she returns to the ring for the first time following her points victory over April Adams in June 2019. Her opponent Radovanovic is an experienced contender. The 28-year-old Serbian is a former IBO World Champion, who has also fought twice for WBC honours.
“I’m very excited to face Dina,” said a confident Radovanovic. “I’ve watched a few of her fights and it seems that we have a similar temperament. She is a strong fighter and I believe the fight will be very attractive for the audience.
“I’ve had several title fights. They’ve always been exceptional and I have gained a lot of experience from each one, which I will use to my advantage. It’s nothing new to me to fight away from home in my opponent’s country. I love it! It’s what I’m looking forward to. I believe the Danish fans will be in for a surprise.”
“We’re delighted to be bringing boxing back to Denmark,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “We’re happy to be working with Dina once again, and excited to return to Struer for the fifth time, where we will be working with TK Promotion to ensure another spectacular night of boxing at the Struer Energi Park.
“In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will of course be taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of spectators, fighters and officials. We will be working closely with the Danish Professional Boxing Federation, and will continue to follow the latest guidance and advice from Danish authorities.”
Serbia’s Nina Radovanvic (14-3, 3 KOs) says she has never felt more prepared for a fight as she challenges Denmark’s Dina Thorslund (14-0, 6 KOs) for the WBO Super Bantamweight World title this Saturday night at the Struer Energi Park in Struer, Denmark.
Thorslund will be defending her WBO Super Bantamweight World title for the third time and is headlining at the Struer Energi Park for the fifth time, the same arena where she won the belt in August 2018 against Jessica Arreguin Munoz when she produced a career best performance to win by a wide points decision.
Despite her experience, Saturday night will be Thorslund’s first title defence against a former World Champion and Nina Radovanovic says she has never felt better heading into a fight.
“I feel better and more prepared than I’ve ever felt in my career,” said former IBO World Champion Radovanovic. “I’ve had plenty of time in camp and I’m ready for the highest level on Saturday night.
“There are weaknesses in Dina’s game we have identified, but you’ll see me exploit them on Saturday night,” Radovanovic continued. “She has to deal with me before looking too far into the future!”
Thorslund has stated she that she doesn’t believe Radovanovic will be able to withstand her power and has forecasted an early stoppage, but Radovanovic is unfazed by her opponents pre-fight predictions.
“It’s nice to predict fights,” said Radovanovic. “But it’s not something I do myself. I’ll fight my best and do my job on Saturday night – I’ve been preparing for this moment all my life. This is a great chance for me and I’m not going to let this opportunity pass me by.”