Nielsen Brothers and Ceylan Headline June 20 Card In Copenhagen


Denmark’s top boxing talents are back in action on June 20 for an explosive Nordic Fight Night event at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen. It will be ‘Danish Dynamite’ when the country’s brightest stars Patrick Nielsen, Dennis Ceylan and Micki Nielsen test their skills against tough international opposition.

Patrick Nielsen (25-1, 12 KOs) returns following an impressive points victory over former world title challenger Ruben Eduardo Acosta. In his third super middleweight contest, the 24 year-old will defend his WBA International title against former Commonwealth Champion Charles Adamu (23-6, 17 KOs).

‘’I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring and making the first defence of my WBA International belt,’’ said Nielsen. ‘’This is what I live and breathe for. I’m more motivated then ever and on June 20, I’ll be ready to take Adamu out!’’

Nielsen is joined by featherweight star Dennis Ceylan (14-0-1, 7 KOs), who after a series of show stealing performances is on the cusp of his first title challenge. Before the Aarhus-boxer can claim his first strap, he must overcome former European king Sergio Prado (10-4-1, 4 KOs).

‘’This fight is another step forward for me,’’ said the 26 year-old. ‘’I feel like I’m moving closer and closer to the title fights I dream about. Now, I know it is just a matter of time.’’

Having entertained with a fast-paced points victory over former world champion Dmitry Kirillov in his last outing, Ceylan is promising even more excitement against Prado. ‘’It’s going to be another entertaining fight. I can guarantee that,’’ said London 2012 Olympian. ‘’I’ll be in top shape and ready to give the fans another great show!’’

The third Danish fighter in the ring will be Micki Nieslen (17-0, 12 KOs), who was recently named ‘Boxer of the Year’ by the Danish Professional Boxing Federation.

‘’That was a very proud moment for me,’’ said the 22 year-old. ‘’It felt great to receive the award as recognition for all my hard work. I want to continue to improve and continue to impress, and that starts again in Ballerup on June 20!’’

Nielsen, the current WBC International Cruiserweight Champion, can move to 18-0 when he faces an as yet unnamed opponent at the action-packed Nordic Fight Night event. ‘’Bring it on,’’ exclaimed the rising star. ‘’I’m ready for whoever is put in front of me!’’

‘’We’re looking forward to bringing the Nordic Fight Night back to the Ballerup Super Arena,’’ said promoter Nisse Sauerland. ‘’It is a fantastic venue and a fitting place to stage such a big night of boxing. Danish fans can look forward to an explosive show featuring the country’s three brightest boxing talents.’’

Team Sauerland presents the ‘Nordic Fight Night – Danish Dynamite’ on June 20 at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen. All the action will be broadcast live on Viasat channels across Scandinavia. Tickets are available via


Patrick Nielsen


Dennis Ceylan


Micki Nielsen
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Nielsen Sets Sights On Markussen. Farias Successfully Defends Title vs Svensson


Patrick Nielsen (25-1, 12 KOs) defeated Ruben Eduardo Acosta (30-12-5, 10 KOs) tonight in Copenhagen to set-up a potential Danish mega-fight with domestic rival Rudy Markussen.

Nielsen, who took the fight on short-notice, outclassed the former world title challenger to earn an impressive points victory. After ten-rounds of action, the judges scored the fight 100-90, 99-91 and 99-1 in favour of the Albertslund-boxer.

‘’I was pleased with my performance tonight,’’ said Nielsen. ‘’I knew Acosta would be tough, I knew he would be in my face and I was prepared for that. I stuck to my game plan, used my jab and made it difficult for him.’’

Much of Nielsen’s preparations had been dominated with talk of a super middleweight showdown with Danish rival Rudy Markussen. After beating Acosta, the 24 year-old reiterated his desire to face the 38 year-old ‘Hard Hitter’.

‘’I’m ready whenever he is,’’ declared Nielsen. ‘’He talks my name, says he wants to fight me and even showed up at my press conference. If he wants the fight he’s got it. It’s time to step up or shut up!’’

Promoter Nisse Sauerland was pleased with what he saw from Nieslen and reveals negotiations are underway for an all-Danish duel with Markussen.

‘’Patrick impressed me tonight,’’ said Sauerland. ‘’He beat an experienced fighter and looked good doing it. Now, we want the Rudy fight. Talks are on going, we’ve had some positive dialogue. We still need to iron out some details but it is a fight I’m hopeful of making. The fighters want it, the fans want it, so I see no reason why we can’t come to an agreement and make it happen.’’

In a co-featured main event in Copenhagen, the WBC Female World Light Welterweight Champion Erica Anabella Farias (22-1, 10 KOs) successfully defended her title against ‘The Swedish Princess’ Klara Svensson (15-1, 5 KOs). Svensson fought on bravely following a fifth-round knock down but came up short on the judge’s scorecards.


Ruben Eduardo Acosta, Patrick Nielsen


Erica Anabella Farias, Klara Svensson
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Photos: Svensson – Farias & Nielsen – Acosta Official Weights


Klara Svenson (15-0, 5 KOs) and her opponent Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) both made weight today ahead of their WBC Female World Light Welterweight Championship fight tomorrow night at the Frederiksberg Hallerne in Copenhagen.

WBC Female World Light Welterweight Championship:
Klara Svensson: 62.8 kg
Erica Anabella Farias: 62.4 kg

In a co-featured main event Danish boxing star Patrick Nielsen (24-1, 12 KOs) faces former world title challenger Ruben Eduardo Acosta (30-11-5, 10 KOs) in a ten-round super middleweight contest.

Super Middleweight – 10 Rounds:
Patrick Nielsen: 79 kg
Ruben Eduardo Acosta: 79 kg

A further seven undercard fights are scheduled for an action-packed Nordic Fight Night show in the Danish capital. A full list of weights can be found below:

Middleweight – 8 Rounds:
Abdul Khattab: 72.6 kg
Howard Cospolite: 72 kg

Super Middleweight – 8 Rounds:
Oscar Ahlin: 75,5 kg
Bernard Donfack: 75.5 kg

Heavyweight – 8 Rounds:
Otto Wallin: 106 kg
Beka Lobjanidze: 102.5 kg

Super Middleweight – 10 Rounds:
Tim-Robin Lihaug: 76.3 kg
Istvan Zeller: 75.4 kg

Light Heavyweight – 6 Rounds:
Alexander Hagen: 79.3 kg
Olegs Fedotovs: 77.5 kg

Super Middleweight – 4 Rounds:
Simen Smaadal: 75.8 kg
Volodymyr Borovskyy: 74 kg

Lightweight – 6 Rounds:
Rashid Kassem: 63kg
Anto Nakic: 61kg

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 on Viasat channels across Scandinavia. Tickets are available via Visit for the latest betting odds.


Klara Svensson


Erica Anabella Farias


Klara Svensson, Erica Anabella Farias


Patrick Nielsen


Ruben Eduardo Acosta


Patrick Nielsen, Ruben Eduardo Acosta
Photo Credits: Photo Wende