The former amateur star got his pro-career off to a flying start on September 19 claiming a first-round knockout over Ivan Sakic, and now, the 21 year-old from Flyinge is aiming for a second stoppage victory as he reveals his need to succeed.
‘’Success is like oxygen to me. I need it. It makes me feel alive,’’ says Henriksson.
‘’Since my last fight, I’ve been training really hard as I want to put on another great performance. I’m not satisfied with just winning. I want to give the fans something extra. On December 19, I’m looking for another stoppage!’’
Helping Henriksson prepare for his second paid bout is renowned American coach Joey Gamache, a former two-time World Champion, who is overseeing the young star’s development.
‘‘Training with Joey has been going great,’’ reveals the super middleweight. ‘’Before my last fight, we didn’t have much time together. This time, we’ve had longer to prepare and practice new skills, and I can really feel the benefit. He’s a great trainer and he knows how to get the job done in the best way.’’
Promoter Nisse Sauerland admits he has been pleased with what he has seen from Swedish fighter so far. ‘’Hampus did well in his first fight,’’ said Sauerland. ‘’If he continues to work hard and follow Joey’s instructions, I’m sure he can go far.’’
An opponent for Henriksson will be announced shortly. He fights on the undercard of Erik Skoglund’s light heavyweight showdown with American KO specialist Derek Edwards, the only man to have beaten current Swedish World Champion Badou Jack.
The December 19 show also features Swedish fan favourite Anthony Yigit versus former Floyd Mayweather opponent DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley, heavyweight hope Otto Wallin against the Serbian giant Samir Kurtagic, Oscar Ahlin taking on the tough Russian Varazdat Chernikov and rising Swedish stars Sven Fornling and Patricia Berghult.
All the action will be shown live on TV10 in Sweden. Tickets are available online via www.biljettforum.se or by calling (+46) 0771-130 150.