December 27, 2017
December 27, 2017
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MOGENS PALLE, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008, celebrates his 60-year anniversary as a boxing promoter with an action-packed event at Frederiksberg Hallerne in Copenhagen, Denmark on Friday January 5.

Together with Denmark’s popular former pro heavyweight Brian Nielsen, the 83-year-old promoter runs the Danish Fight Night boxing shows, which they started two years ago, with mainly all new talents billed as ‘Tomorrow’s Champions’.

The January 5 show will mark the 60th anniversary since Palle began his long career in professional boxing back in 1957 – a stint that has produced numerous European and world champions, like Ayub Kalule, Johnny Bredahl and Mikkel Kessler.

In the main event, Lolenga Mock is chasing a world title bout and his 11th victory in a row, when he takes on Dmitrii Chudinov in a super-middleweight contest.

Chudinov is currently ranked at No. 15 by the WBC and No. 8 by the WBA, and is best known in the UK for fighting Chris Eubank Jnr at the O2 Arena in Greenwich in February 2015.

The now-Danish citizen Mock used to fight all over the world as an opponent, going up against the likes of David Haye (at cruiserweight) and Lucian Bute, among others.

Despite setbacks early in his career, the 45-year-old is in the best form of his life. He has won his last 10 fights due to his extraordinary discipline. Also, at this time in his career, he finally has proper backing from a promoter.

Also on the bill, Swedish light-heavyweight Sven Fornling meets Danish southpaw Jeppe Morell in an interesting collision dubbed ‘The Battle for the Nordic Crown’.

In a domestic clash between two undefeated Danish fighters, 22-year-old light-heavy Jonas “Tiger” Madsen faces 24-year-old compatriot Andreas “Discofinger” Lynggaard over 10 rounds.

Meanwhile, the slick and fast-handed Enock Mwandila Poulsen battles Mexican Guadalupe “El Lupe” Acosta. Also in action is the 22-year-old hard-hitting slugger Ditlev “D-Struction” Rossing, who is trained by Sherman “Tank” Williams.

The undercard features heavyweight Pierre “Pretty Ricky” Madsen, talented welterweight Oliver Meng, who is only 18 years old and a European Youth bronze medallist as an amateur, plus Danish Dancing with the Stars winner Sarah Mahfoud, who competes in a featherweight contest over six rounds.