Safar has impressed so far, moving to 5-0 in his first year as a professional, and the Stockholm-fighter is eager to win more plaudits as he faces the toughest test of his fledgling career against the 27 year-old Pole.
“I can’t wait,” said Safar, who will be boxing on the undercard of one of Sweden’s biggest ever domestic dust ups between heavyweight rivals Otto Wallin and Adrian Granat. “I’m a guy who likes to stand in front of the spotlights, so of course, it gives me more motivation to fight on a big show like this, and I know it will make me perform better.
“I know my opponent Premyslaw Gorgon is a tough guy. He knows how to box and he’s coming here to get a victory, but I also know he’s not on my level. I’ve been in training camp in Las Vegas, and I’m finishing that off with a camp back home in Sweden. I’m prepared as always and will put on another great show.”
Reflecting on his first year as a professional, Safar says he has been satisfied with his introduction to the paid ranks, and warns the fans in Sundsvall not to miss his fight.
“When I started pro boxing, I had to change my mindset compared to the amateurs because there is a big difference, and whether you want to or not, you have to change because this is the real hurt business,” he says. “But I’ve been happy with my progress. I think my style is more suited to pro boxing, and I love it!
“Anyone thinking about coming to the show in Sundsvall should get a ticket and make sure they’re there for my fight. Don’t miss out on this, because you will see the future of Swedish boxing!”
Safar meets Gorgon over six-rounds in the light heavyweight division. Their fight is the latest addition to an action-packed Nordic Fight Night at the Gärdehov.
Heavyweight rivals Otto Wallin and Adrian Granat meet in a grudge match for the European Union title, Mikaela Lauren challenges the undefeated Verena Kaiser for the IBO Female World Super Welterweight strap, and Sven Fornling defends his IBF Baltic Light Heavyweight belt against Karel Horejsek.
Rising Swedish stars Oliver Flodin and Rocco Wadell have also been confirmed for the undercard with further announcements coming soon.
Tickets are available via www.ticketmaster.se or by calling 077-170 70 70.