Kassem last fought in February in Frederikshavn, where he put in an impressive performance, knocking out Gyula Tallosi in the second round. Next up for the 23 year-old is the Croatian Nakic.
“He is someone I should beat, and someone I will beat,” said Kassem. ”I’m not underestimating him as you never know in boxing, but I’m in good shape and I intend to deliver the goods as usual. It’s no secret that I want to make bigger fights but I have to take it step by step.”
Kassem joins an action-packed show in Copenhagen. Micki Nielsen defends his WBC International Cruiserweight title against undefeated American Junior Anthony Wright, while the ‘Swedish Princess’ Klara Svensson challenges Erica Anabella Farias for the WBC Female World Light Welterweight crown.
Norwegian super middleweight Simen Smaadal (9-1, 4 KOs) takes on Volodymyr Borovskyy (21-58-2, 10 KOs) on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen.
In his first fight back since losing to domestic rival Tim-Robin Lihaug, Smaadal returned in emphatic fashion, stopping Janos Olah in the third-round of a scheduled eight. Now, ‘The North Sea Defender’ is eager to build on this success and claim another KO victory against Borovskyy.
”It felt great to be back in the ring and to get back to winning ways,” said the 25 year-old. ”I made a lot of changes to my lifestyle and training set up after losing to Lihaug and those changes have paid off. I’m really pleased with the progress I’ve made in the last four months.
”I can’t wait to get back into the ring on May 2 and show another improved performance. Borovskyy is an experienced opponent who has gone the distance with some good fighters. I want to make a statement. My goal is to stop him before the final bell!”
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. Visit betsafe.com for the latest betting odds.