LJUNGQUIST HEADED FOR HORSENS: “I WANT TO SHOW THAT I’M THE FUTURE OF HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING IN DENMARK”
Kem Ljungquist (8-0, 5 KOs) says he wants to show that he is ‘the future of heavyweight boxing in Denmark’ as the undefeated prospect returns for his ninth professional contest on June 22 at the Forum Horsens.
The 28 year-old recorded a unanimous points victory over Dominik Musil in his last outing on May 4 at the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt, an important win for Ljungquist, who went the eight round distance for the first time in his career.
“I was happy with my performance and pleased I won,” he said. “The victory wasn’t in doubt before the fight, but it was my first eight-rounder. Up until that point, I hadn’t fought more than six rounds, so it was a good experience for me.
“Of course, it’s nice to win by stoppage but it’s also important to know you can go the rounds, and now I know I’m comfortable going eight rounds.”
Ljungquist is now looking forward to the tougher fights that lie ahead and is eager to continue his development to prove he is a man for the future.
“I feel that I’m improving with every fight and that’s what it’s all about,” he says. “I’ve had eight fights now and I’m very happy with how it’s been going so far.
“I want to take a step up in every fight. I want to be the best and that’s why I need to keep climbing the ladder. I trust my promoter Team Sauerland and I know they will continue to make the right choice of opponent for me.
“I’m looking forward to fighting in Horsens. I love boxing at home where I have the fans backing me up. It gives me a lot of motivation. I want to win and I want to do my best to show that I’m the future of heavyweight boxing in Denmark.”
Ljungquist fights on the undercard of Dina Thorslund’s WBO Female World Super Bantamweight title defence against April Adams, which also features Frederik Hede Jensen and Horsens-boxers Amer Rasinlic and Michael Nielsen.