Former UFC fighter and Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion Bec Rawlings is backing April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) to bring home the WBO World title when she meets Dina Thorslund (13-0, 6 KOs) on June 22 at the Forum Horsens.
Rawlings, who has recently signed with MMA promotion Bellator, has been sparring Adams in preparation for her World title tilt, and is confident the Brisbane-boxer has the beating of the reigning 122 lbs champion.
“April is looking great,” she says. “She’s had a great camp and really levelled up in training these past weeks. I have no doubt she’ll bring home the belt!”
Having fought at the highest level, Rawlings is no stranger to facing the best and has offered Adams the following advise ahead of her biggest career test.
“I think the key to performing on the World stage is keeping a cool head, having confidence in your skills and calm in your mind,” says the 30 year-old mixed martial artist, who has not ruled out a future crossover into professional boxing.
“Professional boxing is definitely on my bucket list. I’ve fallen in love with the sport since crossing over to Bare Knuckle Boxing so it’s definitely something I’d love to test myself in.”
But for now, Rawlings focus remains on MMA and her upcoming Bellator debut. “I’m really itching to get in the Bellator cage so I’m pushing to get on their October card,” she says.
Thorslund-Adams tops a stacked card at the Forum Horsens, which also features Kem Ljungquist, Kai Robin Havnaa, Frederik Hede Jensen, Landry Kore, Haris Dzindo, Amer Rasinlic, Michael Nielsen and Joanna Ekedahl.
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.