(APRIL 28) Today in
Stockholm, Klara Svensson (15-0, 5 KOs) came face-to-face with
Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) for the first time ahead of
her WBC World title challenge on Saturday night at the
Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen.
With only days to go before the
biggest fight in her career, the Malmo-boxer revealed she is
ready to take her place at the top of the light welterweight
‘’I’ve been waiting my whole career for this moment,’’ said
Svensson. ‘’This is a dream scenario for me. I have the
opportunity to take the title from the champion and establish
myself as the best in the division.
‘’I’m expecting a tough, tactical fight, but I will be ready. I
really feel like it’s my time and I’m not going to disappoint. I
have a lot of respect for Erica and everything she has achieved
but on Saturday night I will show no mercy.’’
To be the best Svensson must beat the best as Farias is widely
considered the number one at the weight. Having claimed the
light welterweight crown in her last bout, the 30 year-old will
not be willing to give up her belt without a fight.
‘’Klara is good boxer but she is not taking my title away from
me,’’ said Farias. ‘’I’m the champion and the belt will be
coming back to Argentina with me. On Saturday night, I will be
bringing fire to the ring and let's see if Klara can handle the
Despite Farias’ confidence, Svensson’s coach Joey Gamache
believes the time is right for his fighter to dethrone the
‘’I really feel that the timing is perfect for Klara,’’ said
Gamache. ‘’She has been improving with every fight and now she
is ready for the big one. They say styles make fights, and
Klara’s style is all-wrong for Farias. I believe we will see a
new world champion crowned on Saturday.’’
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: ’This is going to be a fantastic
fight and a great advert for female boxing. We have the two top
fighters in the division, the champion and the number one
contender, going toe-to-toe for the world title. This is what
boxing is all about!’’
Team Sauerland in association with Betsafe presents the ‘Nordic
Fight Night - Going For Gold’ on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne
in Copenhagen. The event will be broadcast live in Sweden on
TV10 and Viaplay.se. Tickets are available via billetlugen.dk.
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