“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.