Having spent his childhood in a wheelchair, Hede Jensen has overcome the odds to realise his dream of becoming a professional boxer. The 21 year-old has got off to a successful start securing two paid wins including a hard fought victory on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final between Aleksandr Usyk and Marco Huck.
“That was a huge experience for me,” he says. “I really appreciated getting such a special opportunity in my second pro fight. It was a totally professional set up and what support from the arena. It’s difficult to describe the emotions you go through on a night like that.”
The Aarhus-boxer will return to Denmark for his third professional contest where he will face his toughest test against the 22 year-old Spaniard Brian Pelaez.
“Fighting in Denmark is always special – knowing that all your family, friends and supporters are there for you and really want to see you fight with quality and determination – it commits you to do your utmost to fulfill this obligation,” said Hede Jensen. “And it’s going to be an interesting match.
“Pelaez looks like a serious guy with a fine track record. He is much taller than me and heavier than any of the other opponents I have met. We are the same age and this will be the first time ever I meet a Spanish boxer which is really exiting”
Dina Thorslund challenges Alicia Ashley for the WBC Female World Super Bantamweight title on March 10 at the Struer Energi Park. Former European Champion Dennis Ceylan begins his road to redemption against Jesus Sanchez while rising stars Mikkel Nielsen, Frederik Hede Jensen, Adam Bashanov, Kem Ljungquist and Haris Dzindo return to action.
Tickets are available online via www.ticketsmaster.dk or by calling 70 15 65 65.