Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Magee Confident His Experience Will Overcome Markussen

WBA Super-Middleweight Interim Champion Brian Magee (35-4, 24 KOs) is eager to claim the next Danish scalp when he faces Rudy Markussen (37-2, 24 KOs) on February 18. The duo will collide in the main event of the first Nordic Fight Night at Broendby Hall. Having travelled to Denmark in January 2010 to destroy Mads Larsen in a European Title Fight, the Irish veteran is convinced that Markussen will meet the same fate.

Q: What do you think of Rudy Markussen?
BM: “Rudy Markussen is a world-class fighter with a great record. He has a phenomenal knock-out percentage. He must be one of the hardest-punching super-middleweights in the world. However, having faced the likes of Bute, I don't think he will cause me any fears. A win against him will look good on my record.”

Q: What do you think of going to Copenhagen and fight him in his backyard?
BM: “I have no concerns about travelling to Copenhagen. In fact the majority of my fights have taken place outside Ireland so I am a seasoned traveller. I will be bringing my own army of Irish fans so I will not be without support in the hall on the night.”

Q: What makes you confident of success?
BM: “My confidence comes from my years of experience against the best in the world and I believe that I am boxing better than ever.”

Q: What makes you better than Markussen?
BM: “I believe I have more boxing skills than Markussen. I had a great amateur career winning a European silver medal and getting to the quarter-finals of the Olympic games. I fought all over the world. For example in 1996 I went to America and beat Jeff Lacy (former IBF champion) in the final of the Muhammad Ali cup which was a competition featuring the cream of the world amateur middleweights.”

Q: How long have you been training for this fight and where have you been training?
BM: “I have been training for this fight since November 2011. That meant training over Christmas and the New Year but I have had to do that before. The fight that comes to mind is the Mads Larsen fight, which was in January 2010.”

Tickets start at 250 DKK and are available at billetnet.dk. TV3+ will broadcast the Nordic Fight Night live from 20:00 onwards.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Jose Pedraza: Gervonta Davis Will Leave Ring With First Career Loss Photos: Anthony Joshua, Eric Molina - Face To Face at Final Presser Lee Haskins Suffers Leg Injury, Out Of Dec 31 IBF Defence Cueller vs. Mares Undercard - Facebook Stream By Showtime Photos: Erik Skoglund, Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren on Weight Molina Not Worried About Judging in Crawford's Hometown Stiverne Says Goal is 'Fake Champion' Wilder, Tabs Parker To Win BBBofC To Hold Meeting, Discuss Whyte-Chisora Altercation Roach: Cuellar Said He Never Learning Anything At Garcia's Gym Chavez's Trainer: If Julio is Well Prepared - He Beats Golovkin! Frank Warren Gives Thoughts on Billy Joe Saunders' Poor Form Molina Reacts To David Haye's Prediction: He is Nothing in America! Jeff Horn, Lenny Zappavigna Lead Aussie Charge This Weekend Enrico Koelling vs. Ryno Liebenberg Rematch on February 4 Joshua-Molina: Conor Benn To Face Steven Backhouse Amir Khan Hangs Back as Family Dispute Erupts on Social Media UFC's White: 50 Cent Told Me Mayweather Really Wants McGregor Anthony Joshua: I Put Away Molina, I'll Fulfill My Destiny in 2017 Felix Diaz Ready For Stay Busy Fight With Morales in Santa Domingo Jason Quigley Aims To Finish Off 2016 With a Bang Mikey Garcia: If Top Rank Makes Fair Deal, I'll Face Lomachenko Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Moises Flores Purse Bid on December 19 Parker's Trainer Sees Ruiz Clash as Heavyweight Fight of The Year Knockout Season 3 Slated For April 2017 Premiere Kirkland's Manager: Wolfe Will Make Difference for Cotto Fight Video: John Molina Feels Very Ready To Stun Terence Crawford Photos: Roach vs. Garcia, Breadman vs. Shields - Go Face To Face Video: Terence Crawford Aims To Impress in Molina Showdown Photos: Joseph Parker, Andy Ruiz - Face To Face at Final Presser Chavez Jr: I Want To Prove That I'm Ready For Elite Boxing Again Photos: Terence Crawford, John Molina Hold Open Workouts Chocolatito's Manager Gives Update on Trainer Situation Arum Paid Creighton Step-Aside Money to Set Crawford-Molina Golovkin-Jacobs Deal Won’t Be Done Today; 12/19 Purse Bid Looms Video: Luis Ortiz Talks Allen Fight, Joshua, Wilder, Scott, Matchroom British Board Will Take Action Over Chisora-Whyte Presser Chaos Photos: Bernard Hopkins New York Media Tour For Final Fight Rob Brant vs. George Carter on January 20 in Hinckley, Minnesota Photo: Roy Jones Jr., Bobby Gunn Face Off at Kickoff Presser Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora To Weigh-In Separately On Friday
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement