Heavyweight Ljungquist faces Spanish opposition on Thorslund v Adams

RINGSIDE 03/06/2019

Danish heavyweight hope Kem Ljungquist (8-0, 5 KOs) will face Spanish Champion Gabriel Enguema (10-8, 6 KOs) on June 22 on the undercard of Dina Thorslund’s WBO World title defence at the Forum Horsens in Denmark.

“It’s an exciting opponent and a step up for me,” said Ljungquist, who will be fighting over eight rounds for the second time in his career following his unanimous points win over Dominik Musil on May 4 in Frankfurt.

“I was a little nervous before my last fight as it was my first time fighting over eight rounds. I started too slowly, I didn’t push myself as hard as I could and I wasn’t tired at all after the fight. That will not be the case in Horsens.

“Now I know I can easily go eight rounds, I’m going to start at a much higher pace, and I can promise a lot more action. I want to showcase all my tools and prove there is a difference between Denmark’s best and Spain’s best.”

Ljungquist has been working hard to build his name in boxing’s glamour division with the hope of joining the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, with whom the Danish southpaw has previously sparred, at the top.

“Kem is a good boxer. He has all the right tools to succeed,” said Fury after their August sparring sessions ahead of his fight with Francesco Pianeta.

Eight fights into his professional career and with Enguema in his sights, the Copenhagen-boxer believes the time is right for him to prove his potential as he looks to establish himself as a future man of the heavyweight division.

“It’s now that I have to show that I can create something big,” says Ljungquist. “To show that I can create my own name, and I have no time to waste.

“I always train hard, I eat right and I live my life like a monk. I’m doing something that I love and something that defines me as a human being.

“I don’t want to look back in ten years with any regrets. I want to look back knowing I did my best to be the best, and that’s what I intend to do!”

Ljungquist faces Enguema as part of an action-packed undercard in Horsens, which also features Norwegian cruiserweight star Kai Robin Havnaa, rising featherweight 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.