Former WBC and WBA World Champion Anita Christensen is backing Dina Thorslund (13-0, 6 KOs) to defend her WBO World Super Bantamweight title against April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday at the Forum Horsens, and believes her fellow Dane can become a future multi-weight World Champion.
“There’s no limit to what Dina can achieve, she has huge potential,” says Christensen, who until 2018 was Denmark’s only female World Champion.
An hounour Christensen now shares with Thorslund, with whom she had the opportunity to spar and train alongside before hanging up her gloves in 2012.
“I remember from sparring that that Dina hits incredibly hard with both hands. There’s a lot of weight in her punches and she possesses a lot of power.
“I think Dina has the potential to become a World Champion in multiple weight classes. She has the ability to box anywhere in the world. She has the skills and also the confidence to go really far.”
Thorslund must first overcome her mandatory challenger, the current WBO and Asia Pacific Champion, April ‘Armageddon’ Adams from Brisbane, Australia. A task Christensen believes Thorslund is more than capable of achieving.
“Adams is the type of fighter that likes to come forward and fight on the inside, and that is where Dina is really strong,” she says.
“Dina will be challenged when she encounters a technical boxer, who is fighting at a distance, and this is not the case with Adams. If Adams does not change her normal tactics, where she wants to turn a fight into a a brawl, then she is in big trouble. My prediction is that Dina will knock Adams out.”
Thorslund headlines the Forum Horsens, the same venue Cristensen defended her WBA World Bantamweight title against Bettina Gabriela Garino in 2007.
“Horsens is a cool boxing town,” recalls Christensen. “The atmosphere was fantastic when I fought there and I’m sure it will be the same on Saturday night so Dina has something to really look forward to.”
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.