Katende Ready For
"He’ll Do Well To Hear The Final Bell"
Former two-time Olympian Kennedy Katende (1-0) faces a tough
test in his second professional bout as he takes on Milan
Cechvala (1-1, 1 KO) in a six-round cruiserweight contest on
April 22 at the Sporthallen in Sundsvall, Sweden.
The 31 year-old, who is currently based in New York, returns
to his hometown of Sundsvall after making an impressive
start to his professional career, scoring a unanimous points
victory over Tracey Johnson on November 26 in Connecticut.
Ahead of his ring return, Katende says he has been training
hard in order to build on this early success, and is eager
to impress against his Slovakian opponent.
“My fans know what to expect when they come to see me,'' he
says. ''It's always going to be a great show. I’ve never
disappointed them in the past and this is going to be no
“My opponent seems like a very tough guy. I consider anyone
who enters that ring a tough opponent, but a fighter like
him is always difficult to predict and prepare for.
“What I can say is that I’m training very hard to put on a
great show for all the Swedish fans, and even more
importantly to show Team Sauerland that they made the right
decision to have me on the show.
“A knockout never usually comes when you go out there
looking for it, but I have fast and strong hands, so he will
do very well to hear the final bell!’’
Katende meets Cechvala on the undercard of Otto Wallin’s WBA
Continental Heavyweight title clash with Gianluca Mandras,
which also features Mikaela Laurén’s WBC Female World Super
Welterweight title challenge versus Ewa Piatkowska, plus
fights for Oscar Ahlin, Hampus Henriksson and Rocco Wadell.