Mikkel Nielsen excited by January return to Struer

RINGSIDE 20/12/2018

Mikkel Nielsen (6-0, 3 KOs) will meet Bulgaria’s Angel Emilov (9-24, 5 KOs) in a six-round super welterweight contest on the undercard of Dina Thorslund’s WBO Female World title defence against Alesia Graf on January 19 in Struer.

“It always a big celebration when I box in Struer – before, during and after my fights,” says Nielsen, who has previously recorded victories over Leri Tedeev, Jemal Shalamberidze and Nikolozi Gviniashvili at the Struer Energi Park.

“It always feels like home when I arrive. It’s awesome to be fighting there again, and I look forward to entertaining the fans in Struer on January 19.”

Former kickboxing world champion Alicia Holzken (1-0) is also confirmed for the card along with Danish super middleweight Haris Dzindo (7-0, 3 KOs).

Having scored a unanimous points win on her professional debut against Gabriella Mezei on December 1 in Germany, Holzken, the 22 year-old Dutch bantamweight will face Ivanka Ivanova (1-6, 1 KO) over four rounds.

Dina Thorslund tops the bill in Struer, defending her WBO Female World Super Bantamweight title against Alesia Graf, while former European Champion Dennis Ceylan rematches Jesus Sanchez for the EU Featherweight crown.

Oliver Flodin faces Abdul Khattab in a Scandinavian middleweight thriller, heavyweight hope Kem Ljungquist takes on Dominik Musil, Lolenga Mock continues his World title chase, and Adam Bashanov meets Ivan Nikolov.

Tickets are available via www.ticketmaster.dk or by calling (+45) 70 15 65 65.