Svensson willing to meet Lauren in the middle for all-Swedish clash
Klara Svensson (15-1, 5 KOs) says she is ready and willing to face domestic rival Mikaela Lauren (26-3, 11 KOs) in a potentially huge fight for Swedish boxing.
Svensson, who fights at light welterweight, is currently two weight classes below Lauren, but has revealed she is happy to move up in weight to meet the WBC Female Super Welterweight World Champion at the welterweight limit.
‘’I’ve always been interested in fighting Mikaela,’’ says Svensson. ‘’The problem in the past has always been the weight difference, but if we can meet in middle, then that’s the perfect deal. I’m willing to go up to welterweight, so if she can come down one weight class, we can make the fight happen.’’
With this stumbling block removed and both boxers now signed to Team Sauerland, it would seem only a matter of time before this dream match becomes a reality, and ‘The Swedish Princess’ says she is eager for the fight to happen this year.
‘’I would fight Mikaela anytime. I would fight her tomorrow if I could,’’ said Svensson. ‘’I think she has developed a good image as a boxer, but I don’t think she is as talented in the ring as she is at promoting herself outside of it. I believe I‘d be able to expose her weaknesses and I would be very confident of winning. I’ll be speaking to my promoter Nisse Sauerland and hopefully we can set a date for later this year.’’
The Malmo-boxer is in no doubt that a clash between her and Lauren would generate a lot of interest in Sweden, comparing it to the WBO World title fight between Paolo Roberto and Armand Krajnc in November 2001.
‘’This would be a massive fight for Swedish boxing,’’ she said. ‘’It would be like when Paolo Roberto fought Armand Krajnc. We’re the two biggest female boxers in Sweden, so I’m sure it would attract a lot of attention. Plus, it’s Malmo versus Stockholm, you can’t get any better than that!’’