Svensson Inspired By Yigit’s European Title Win
Klara Svensson (17-1, 5 KOs) says she has taken inspiration
from Anthony Yigit’s historic European title win ahead of
her huge World title showdown with Cecilia Brækhus (29-0, 8
KOs) on Friday, February 24 in Oslo.
Yigit went behind enemy lines to capture the European Super
Lightweight title against British veteran Lenny Daws in
London last Saturday thus becoming the first Swede to hold
the belt since Anders Eklund in 1987.
Svensson faces a similar struggle next week when she travels
to Brækhus’ home country in an attempt to wrestle the WBC,
WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World Welterweight titles from the
female pound-for-pound number one.
The 29 year-old from Malmo believes she can emulate her
stable mate Yigit’s success and add to what has already been
a huge year for Swedish boxing.
‘’I was really happy for Anthony. It’s inspiring when people
you know, and Swedish boxers especially, perform so well
internationally,’’ she said.
‘’I feel like we’ve all been working so hard for this, and
that this year we’ve really started to make a big impact
internationally. We’ve had Badou Jack in a World title
unification, Anthony winning the European title and now me
facing Cecilia, that’s a lot of big fights for a small
country like Sweden and that makes me very proud.’’
Despite being away from home, Svensson is expecting her own
set of inside the Spektrum with a number of Swedish fans
travelling over and many already living in Oslo.
‘’I’m not sure of an exact number but there will be a lot of
Swedish fans there,’’ says Svensson. ‘’There are a lot of
Swedish people living and working in Oslo who have brought
tickets, and of course, I have a lot of friends and family
making the trip. I’m sure they'll all make a lot of noise!''