April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) says she is ready to earn her spot at the top of the super bantamweight division by defeating Dina Thorslund (13-0, 6 KOs) for the WBO World title on June 22 at the Forum Horsens in Denmark.
The Queensland fighter has worked her way into a mandatory position with a string of impressive wins, which have seen her claim both the Australian and WBO Asia Pacific 122 lbs straps on route to her first World title challenge.
Leaving nothing to chance, the 31 year-old has been sparring a bare knuckle champion along with top amateurs, and has promised to go ‘all in’ as she insists she will do everything in her power to take home the WBO belt.
“I feel like my training is right on track and I’m exactly where I need to be at this point in my fight camp. I’m feeling strong,” says Adams.
“I’ve not been doing anything different for this fight, only making sure I am the strongest and fittest I can be. I’ve been training twice a day working technique, explosive strength and endurance.
“I’ve also been doing a lot of sparring rounds with Bare Knuckle World Champ (and former UFC fighter) Bec Rawlings and Olympic boxer Bianca Elmir.
“Of course, I believe this will be my toughest fight. Dina currently holds the World title for good reason. It wouldn’t be a World title fight if it wasn’t going to be a real test. You have to earn that top spot and I’m ready for it.
“We’ve been looking at any footage of Dina available to see any flaws we can capitalise on. Dina does what she does very well, which makes up for most weaknesses, and she knows how to fight.
“A World title shot is a professional fighter’s dream. It gives meaning to all the sacrifices you had made along the way. I’m all in for this fight!”
Adam’s World title challenge has been billed ‘Thunder From Down Under’ and the Australian boxer believes the fight will live up to its name.
“Absolutely, this fight is going to live up to the tagline,” she says. “It’s up to Dina to see if she can weather the storm!”
Thorslund versus Adams tops an action-packed card at the Forum Horsens, which also features Danish heavyweight hope Kem Ljungquist, rising featherweight star Frederik Hede Jensen, Vejle super middleweight Haris Dzindo and Horsens boxers Michael Nielsen and Amer Rasinlic.
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.