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Patrick Nielsen Faces Jozsef Matolcsi on Nordic Fight Night

Patrick Nielsen (12-0, 6 KOs) will be looking for his 13th victory in as many fights when he takes on Jozsef Matolcsi (30-17, 20 KOs) at the first Nordic Fight Night at Broendby Hall on February 18. Nielsen could be in for an unpleasant surprise. Last February, his rugged Hungarian opponent – known as “Shatter-Machine” in boxing circles – lived up to his billing by shattering the career of former European Middleweight Champion Mahir Oral.

The two-time world title challenger was getting ready for another ride when Matolcsi gave him a beating and stopped him in two rounds in Herning. “That was a major blow for everybody at Team Sauerland,” promoter Nisse Sauerland recalls. “We had big plans for Mahir Oral and wanted to get him back in line for a world title shot. What was planned as a build-up fight turned into a catastrophe as Matolcsi seized his chance, shocked the world and sent our potential champion into retirement in just two rounds. Now it´s up to Patrick to settle the score for Team Sauerland. It´s a huge test for him, the next step in his boxing education. As the Oral example shows, losing can be fatal for your career. But I am sure that Patrick will be at the top of his game and defeat Matolcsi in style.”

Nielsen is currently shaping up with his brother Micki (2-0, 2 KOs) at Karsten Rower´s gym in Berlin. In his last fight, Nielsen won the IBF Youth Middleweight Title with a 10-round boxing clinic against Michael Shubov in Herning. The 20-year-old knows that the showdown with Matolcsi could be the toughest fight of his life. “He came out of the nowhere to shock Oral and destroy all his dreams,” Nielsen said. “Everything can happen in boxing but I will make sure that history will not repeat itself on February 18. We know what Matolcsi is capable of doing but we will be prepared for him. I have never fought so close to my home city of Albertslund. I want to give my fans a very special evening, a night to remember, so I can promise them that Matolcsi is going down!”

In the main event on February 18, Rudy Markussen will challenge WBA Super-Middleweight Interim Champion Brian Magee. Micki Nielsen, Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund and Norwegian featherweight Andreas Evensen will also be in action. Tickets start at 250 DKK and are available at billetnet.dk. TV3+ will broadcast live.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattlingNelson on 01-31-2012

A good opponent for young Patrick. Nobody can accuse Sauerland of moving the kid along slowly. Matolcsi is a proven commodity and Nielsen will do well if he can stop him.

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