Alejandro Emilio Valori (17-7, 13 KOs) plans to make short work of Micki Nielsen (18-0, 12 KOs) when the cruiserweights meet on Saturday night at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
The 32-year-old Argentinean has even gone so far as to predict the exact round and time in which he intends to stop the young Danish talent.
“I’m going knockout Micki Nielsen in round number four. To be accurate I will do it in the first minute of the round,” said the hard-hitting Valori.
“Micki is a young fighter, and he is not a fully developed athlete yet. He definitely has potential, but I feel pretty confident that I will be too much of a challenge for him.”
Nielsen remains unfazed by his opponent’s comments, as the 22 year-old southpaw admits that he too is looking for an early stoppage.
“It’ll be an exciting fight, because I’m also aiming for the knockout,” said Nielsen, who returns after a convincing points victory over Ismail Abdoul, in June.
“It’s been a while since I’ve had a knockout, but it would be cool to get a forceful victory against a boxer who certainly is here to win,” said Nielsen.
“It’s an interesting test for Micki,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland.”Valori is perhaps the best boxer that he has faced so far. Therefore, it is a bit of a learning fight, but I expect him to perform and pass the test.”
Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night featuring Patrick Nielsen vs. Samir Santos Barbosa and Rudy Markussen vs. Ramazi Gogichashvili are available via arenanord.dk.