”It’s great that the fight is happening in Copenhagen so close to my hometown Malmo,” said Svensson. ”There are going to be a lot of Swedish and Danish fans there supporting me. The atmosphere is going to be fantastic.”
Home advantage could be key for the Swedish fighter, who lives and trains in the Danish capital, as she faces a tough task dethroning the reigning champion Farias.
”It’s not going to be easy. Erica is a tough opponent,” said the 27 year-old. ”She is a two-weight world champion with a lot of professional and amateur experience. She has an aggressive style, like most South American fighters, so I know she is not going to give up her title without a fight but I’m prepared for that.
”I feel like this fight has come at the perfect time for me. Everything is coming together. I have a great training set up here in Copenhagen. I’ve been working with my coach Joey Gamache for one and half years. The timing couldn’t be better. Erica is a tough girl but I’m tougher and I’m going to prove that in the ring.”
Promoter Nisse Sauerland recognises the challenge that awaits his fighter but is backing Svensson to claim her first world title in Copenhagen.
”On May 2, Klara is in there with the best, a real bona fide champion. Farias has fought consistently at the highest level – challenging, winning and defending world titles. But now, it’s Klara time to shine. She has the ability to rule the female light welterweight division. I’m confident that the belt will be staying in Copenhagen, after she defeats Farias.”
Tickets for the WBC Female World Light Welterweight Championship clash between Klara Svensson and Erica Annabella Farias on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne are on sale now and available via billetlugen.dk.
All the action will be shown live in Sweden on TV10 and viaplay.se.