Hagen’s promising career looked in doubt when the Flekkefjord-boxer suffered a shock KO defeat in September 2014. However, since this loss the 26 year-old has bounced back with two successive victories, including the second-round stoppage of Ivan Stupalo at the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn last February.
”I was pleased with my performance against Stupalo. I stuck to my game plan and executed it perfectly. To get the stoppage was a big bonus for me,” said Hagen. ”I’ve learnt a lot from my loss and I think that’s showed in my last two fights. I’ve come back stronger and more focused, but I still have a lot to prove.”
To prove his point and continue his progression, Hagen must now defeat the battle hardened Fedotovs.
”Fedotovs is a well known name,” said Hagen. ”He has been in the ring with a lot of quality fighters including Oscar Ahlin, Simen Smaadal, Stefan Haertel. – and the list goes on. He always shows up to fight and he’s not the easiest guy to stop.
”Whatever happens in the ring, I promise to give the fans a good performance and an exciting fight. I’m hungry to get in there and show I have what it takes to succeed.”
Team Sauerland in association with Betsafe presents the ‘Nordic Fight Night – Going For Gold’ on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen. The event will be broadcast live on Viasat channels across Scandinavia. Tickets are available via billetlugen.dk. Betsafe odds: Alexander Hagen vs. Olegs Fedotovs 1.10-35.00-6.25. Visit betsafe.com.