(AUGUST 4) Klara Svensson
(15-1, 5 KOs) gets her second shot at world glory on September
19 when she challenges Marisa Gabriela Nunez (7-5-2) for the IBF
Female World Light Welterweight title at the Rosvalla Stora
Ishallen at the Nyköpings Arenor in Nyköping, Sweden.
Photo: Farias vs Svensson
The Malmo-boxer fell short in her
attempt to dethrone WBC queen Erica Anabella Farias in May, but
having gained valuable experience, Svensson returns with renewed
vigour confident of toppling Nunez and claiming boxing’s
Svensson’s World title challenge will provide chief support for
Erik Skoglund’s IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight
Championship defence against Oleksandr Cherviak in what promises
to be the biggest night for Swedish boxing since 1968.
‘’I’m really excited to get this opportunity,’’ said Svensson.
‘’I’m hungrier and more determined than ever. I’m coming back
with more experience and even more self-belief. I know I’m
capable of beating Nunez, and on September 19, I will become
‘’The fight against Farias was a great learning experience for
me. I’ve taken a lot of positives from that night. The decision
didn’t go my way but boxing-wise I felt I had her under control.
I just made one mistake, dropping my hands in the fifth-round,
and that cost me the fight.
‘’With a loss, a lot depends on how you lose, and I can take
pride in my performance. I gave it my all and I think people saw
that. Everyone has been really positive and I’m thankful for
their support. I feel like people want me to succeed and that’s
gives me even more motivation to win on September 19.
‘’Nunez is another tough Argentinian – she actually reminds me a
little of Farias. I’ve watched her fights and I know her style.
She’s short, compact and comes to fight. I also know she’s not
too fast on her feet so if I box smart, use my speed and trust
in my boxing ability I’m confident I can beat her.
‘’It would mean everything to me to become World Champion and to
do it at home in Sweden would make it extra special. I’ve not
fought in Sweden since I was an amateur and now I’m back
challenging for a World title - it’s a dream scenario!’’
‘’There is no one more deserving of a second chance than Klara,’’
said promoter Nisse Sauerland. ‘’She showed a champion’s heart
against Farias, and if it wasn’t for the knock down, I believe
we would already be looking at a World Champion. Now she has a
chance to right that wrong, and on September 19, I expect Klara
to take her place at the top of the female light welterweight
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