(AUG 30) CJ Hussein is
confident Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) will defeat Kara
Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) on September 10 when the Swedish fighters
square off for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title
at the Hovet in Stockholm.
CJ Hussein, Mikaela Laurén
Photo Credit: KGZ Fougstedt
The London-based coach is the
latest addition to Lauren’s training team and proved
instrumental in overseeing the Stockholm-fighter’s three-round
destruction of former welterweight World Champion Ivana Habazin
at the Hovet in April.
In preparation for her blockbuster clash with Svensson, Laurén
will once again be relying on Hussein’s expertise, and following
training sessions in Stockholm and London, the pair are
currently undergoing an intensive training camp in the French
mountains to ensure the former WBC Super Welterweight Champion
enters the ring in optimum condition.
Speaking ahead of the fight, Hussein is convinced his fighter
has the beating of her domestic rival and has predicted a
stoppage victory for the ‘Nordic Queen’.
‘’Boxing is all about levels,’’ says Hussein. ‘’And Klara has
never fought anyone on Mikaela’s level. The one time she did
step up to fight Erica Farias for the World title she was put on
the floor, and that girl was only half her size, so you can only
imagine what Mikaela is going to do to her.
‘’There really is no comparison. Mikaela is a one hundred times
more superior fighter than Klara. She’s got the footwork, the
hand speed, the strength, the experience – everything she needs
to win, and if Mikaela sticks to the game plan, it’s going to be
an easy night’s work.’’
While working on a winning formula for Laurén, Hussein has also
been doing his homework on Svensson, and believes he has the
‘Swedish Princess’ sussed out.
‘’We know exactly what to expect from Klara,’’ he says. ‘’She’s
not going to stand in the middle of the ring and fight, that
would be suicidal, she’s going to try to use her jab, pick her
shots and run around the ring. She will be running all night,
but as soon as Mikaela catches her, the fight is over. I can
only see one outcome and that’s a KO victory for Mikaela.’’
Tickets for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight
Championship fight between Mikaela Lauren and Klara Svensson on
September 10 at the Hovet are available online via
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