Anthony Yigit (13-0-1, 5 KOs) will face Tony Owen (16-3, 3 KOs) on June 20 as part of an action-packed Nordic Fight Night event at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen.
The Swedish southpaw returns to the ring following a one-sided points victory over EBU-EU Light Welterweight Champion Timo Schwarzkopf, and is eager to prove his pedigree once again as he prepares to go toe-to-toe with the tough Englishman Owen.
”I think our styles will make for a great fight,” said the 23 year-old. ”Tony is a tall southpaw, and like all British boxers, he will be coming to fight. He’s not going to back down, he won’t be scared to stand and trade, and that’s great because neither am I. I think this could be a real slugfest and a fight fans will be talking about for a long time.
”I have a lot of respect for Tony, it will be a tough fight, but I’m confident in my own ability and I honestly don’t see this fight going the distance. He is going to want to stand and fight with me at the beginning but as the rounds go on he will lose heart. I will gradually break him down and then stop him in the later rounds.”
In recent months, Yigit has begun to live up to his amateur billing. Back-to-back show stealing performances against Kim Poulsen (TKO6) and Timo Schwarzkopf (UD10) have given Swedish fans much hope for the future. As the London 2012 Olympian prepares for his fifteenth professional contest, he is confident that his transition to the paid ranks is almost complete.
”It takes time to make that transition from amateur to pro,” reflects the Stockholm fighter. ”I had a lot of experience and a lot of success in the amateur ranks, but it has taken me a while to adapt to the professional game. Now, everything is starting to come together and the results are showing in the ring.
”I know I’m not the finished article yet. I’m still only 23 years old and I still have a long way to go, but I’m getting there. There are still areas to improve on, but once I get them down, you will see a more complete fighter. That will come with age and experience. For now, I’m happy with my progress and I’m ready to get another win under my belt on June 20.”
Yigit joins a star-studded Scandinavian line up for the Nordic Fight Night on June 20 at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen. Danish super middleweight Patrick Nielsen (25-1, 12 KOs) defends his WBA International title against Charles Adamu (23-6, 17 KOs), while rising featherweight talent Dennis Ceylan (14-0-1, 7 KOs) takes on Sergio Prado (10-4-1, 4 KOs). All the action will be shown live on TV10 in Sweden. Tickets are available via billetlugen.dk.