Nielsen Faces Tough Test In Aarhus On March 18
Mikkel Nielsen (2-0, 1 KO) faces a tough test in just his
third professional fight on March 18 at the Ceres Arena in
Aarhus as he takes on Switzerland’s Flavio Turelli (11-12-2,
1 KO) in a six-round super welterweight contest on the
undercard of Dennis Ceylan’s European title fight against
Britain’s Isaac Lowe.
Nielsen, who was a standout amateur boxer, winning the
Danish amateur championships for three consecutive years,
has made an impressive start to his professional career with
Team Sauerland. Nielsen’s promoter, Nisse Sauerland, says it
is important for the 27 year-old to be tested early in his
“There’s no wasting time with Mikkel, he had a great amateur
career but now it’s time to show what he can do as a
professional. He needs these kind of tests early in his
“In recent fights, Turelli has been in the ring with some
high-ranked and experienced fighters, and he’s given them
all really tough close fights, so a lot credit must go to
Mikkel and his trainer Joey Gamache for taking this fight at
such an early stage of his career”.
Flavio Turelli, who is the former Swiss Super Welterweight
Champion, has fought some of the biggest names in the
division - including USA’s top 10 world ranked Tony
Harrison, who is soon to be fighting in a world title
eliminator. Other notable names on Turelli’s record include
Howard Cospolite, who scored a stoppage victory over
Nielsen’s stable mate Abdul Khattab, and Samuel Vargas.
Turelli’s most recent fight, which was against the current
Italian Super Welterweight Champion Felice Moncelli was a
particularly entertaining fight, with the aggressive Swiss
boxer almost causing a major upset.
Despite his opponent’s pedigree, Nielsen believes he is up
to the challenge.
‘’I am looking forward to this fight and the chance to test
my skills against a quality opponent,’’ says Nielsen.
‘’Flavio has met some good names, but I think he is a good
match for me, and I don’t fear him in anyway. I juts need to
push him hard, use my jab, and when the opportunity comes
try to knock him out.