Laurén’s Opponent Piatkowska Out With Injury
Mikaela Laurén’s (28-4, 13 KOs) World title opponent Ewa
Piatkowska (10-1, 4 KOs) has been ruled out of their
scheduled contest on April 22 in Sundsvall with a back
Laurén was due to challenge Piatkowska for the WBC Female
World Super Welterweight Championship at the Sporthallen,
with the Stockholm fighter eager to regain the title she was
forced to vacate when moving down in weight to face domestic
rival Klara Svensson.
Piatkowska had won the vacant belt with a unanimous points
victory over Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes, and was to set to
travel to Sundsvall to make her first defence against Laurén,
when her management contacted Team Sauerland to inform them
of the injury.
‘’We are of course bitterly disappointed for Mikaela,’’ said
promoter Nisse Sauerland. ‘’She had been training hard for
this fight and was ready to reclaim her title.
Unfortunately, she will have to wait a little longer before
she can get her hands on Piatkowska. However, she will still
fight on April 22 in Sundsvall. We’re currently looking at a
few different options and will make an announcement on a new
opponent as soon as possible.’’
Laurén took to social media to express her disappointment
with Piatkowska's withdrawal. ‘’You can run Ewa Piatkowska
but you can't hide,’’ she said. ‘’A true champion doesn't
run and definitely doesn't come up with bullshit excuses.’’
Further information regarding a replacement opponent for
Laurén will be communicated shortly. Heavyweight hope Otto
Wallin headlines the show with a WBA Continental title fight
against Gianluca Mandras, while Swedish stars Oscar Ahlin,
Kennedy Katende, Rocco Wadell, Hampus Henriksson and
Patricia Berghult return to action.