Nielsen extends Sauerland stay ahead of Markussen grudge match

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Danish super middleweight star Patrick Nielsen has signed a two-year contract extension with Team Sauerland. The 24 year-old southpaw has put pen to paper and committed his future to the powerhouse promoter ahead of his domestic mega-fight with Rudy Markussen on December 12 at the Brondby Hallen in Copenhagen.

‘’I’m very happy to extend my promotional contract with Team Sauerland,’’ said Nielsen. ‘’They are the biggest and best promoters out there, so there is no better place for me to be. I’ve been with them since I was eighteen years old and they have allowed me to make a career out of what I love doing. They have always provided me with the best training and facilities, and have consistently delivered me big fights. My dream has always been to become a World Champion and I’m confident with their guidance that dream will become a reality.’’

‘’As a manager it is my job to protect my fighter’s welfare and ensure they get the best possible deals,’’ said Nielsen’s manager Simon Lundt Hansen. ‘’With Team Sauerland, I know Patrick is getting the very best. There are no other promoters in Denmark who can offer what they can. They have the set up, the contacts and the know how to take Patrick even further in his career. We are pleased to have signed for another two years and look forward to continuing our long and successful relationship.’’

‘’We’re delighted to continue our work with Patrick Nielsen,’’ said promoter Nisse Sauerland. ‘’He is a great kid and an exceptionally talented boxer. During the past six years we have seen him grow from an eighteen year-old novice to one of Europe’s top talents, and I truly believe we are only beginning to see Patrick’s true potential. He’s got a tough fight against Rudy Markussen on December 12, which he must overcome, but if he does, we expect him to be challenging for a World title early next year!’’

There are limited tickets remaining for Patrick Nielsen vs. Rudy Markussen on December 12 at the Brondby Hallen available online via or by calling (+45) 75 263 267. The fight will be shown live and exclusive on Pay-Per-View in Denmark on Viasat and Viaplay. More information on how to access the Pay-Per-View will be released shortly.