Lihaug won’t take ten-loss Simeunovic lightly this weekend

Sauerland 11/03/2015

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Tim-Robin Lihaug (10-1, 5 KOs) is out to impress when he tackles Slavisa Simeunovic (16-10, 14 KOs) on March 14 at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen.

”I can’t afford to take this fight lightly,” said the Bergen-boxer. ”I need to outwork him and outsmart him, but I’m ready for the challenge. I want to deliver an exciting performance and entertain my fans!”

The battled-hardened Simeunovic is known for his concussive punching power, with fourteen of his sixteen wins coming by way of knockout. Despite this impressive statistic, Lihaug, who is known affectionately to his fans as ‘Timsalabim’, remains confident of victory.

”Simeunovic has a good knockout ratio but that doesn’t worry me,” said the 22 year-old. ”I just need to stay alert and focused. I can punch too, so who knows, maybe I’ll live up to my nickname, produce some magic and make him disappear!

”I’m looking forward to fighting in Copenhagen for the fifth-time. It’s one of my favourite cities and it’s only a fifty-minute flight from my hometown Bergen, so I hope there will be a lot of Norwegian fans at ringside cheering me on.”

Lihaug celebrated his tenth professional victory in Frederikshvan last month, outpointing Ugandan southpaw Farouk Daku in tactical eight-round encounter. In Copenhagen, the Norwegian super middleweight will be joined by countryman Kai Robin Havnaa (2-0, 1 KO) who takes on Patrick Linkert (4-7-1, 1 KO).

All the action will be broadcast live on Viasat 4 in Norway. Tickets are available via billetlugen.dk.