Frederik Hede Jensen extends Sauerland deal, returns June 22
Frederik Hede Jensen (4-1, 2 KOs) has signed a contract extension with Team Sauerland and will return to the ring on June 22 at the Forum Horsens.
“It really means a lot to me to be a part of Team Sauerland,” said the Danish featherweight. “I feel very happy and proud, and I look forward to continuing to work with them. Together, I am sure we will be able to achieve great things.
“I want to keep up my development of becoming a world-class boxer and hopefully get some good fights in the book. One of my major goals is to get a title fight with one of the bigger boxing federations, and I am sure Team Sauerland will come up with a master plan to bring me closer to this dream.”
The 22 year-old from Grindsted will be back in action on June 22 on the undercard of Dina Thorslund’s WBO Female World Super Bantamweight title fight against April Adams at the Forum Horsens.
“The fight in Horsens will be my sixth as a professional,” he says. “Horsens is a great city with a good location central in Jutland. I hope to see a lot of people there, coming to support me and the team. I always look forward to stepping into the ring. I have been training harder since my last fight and will keep pushing myself in training. The fans can expect an excited fighter who will deliver a good fight and take the supporters on a fantastic journey on the June 22.”
With a new contract in place, Hede Jensen is hoping a victory in Horsens can lead to a hometown title fight, having got a taste of boxing in front of his local fans with a third-round TKO win over Ilia Beruashvili in his last bout in March.
“I really liked the atmosphere and would be very honored to once again come back to where it all started,” he said. “I feel very grateful for the local community and the support from all around. I would be even more excited to bring a bigger event ‘back home’, and if I am lucky it could be for a youth title.”
Promoter Nisse Sauerland says: “Frederik is one of Danish boxing’s brightest prospects. We look forward to working with him over the coming years and helping him reach his potential. He will be a great addition to our card on June 22 in Horsens, and we believe he has a big future ahead of him.”
An opponent for Hede Jensen will be confirmed shortly. He joins Danish heavyweight hope Kem Ljungquist and Horsens-boxers Amer Rasinlic and Michael Nielsen on the undercard of Dina Thorslund’s World title defence.
Tickets for Thunder From Down Under: Dina Thorslund vs. April Adams for the WBO Female World Super Bantamweight Championship are available online via www.ticketmaster.dk or by calling (+45) 70 15 65 65.