Advertisement
Advertisement

Roewer Tips Erik Skoglund To Reach Braeher's Heights

 Erik Skoglund (19-0, 10 KOs) takes another step closer to realising his world title ambitions on Saturday night. The 22 year-old Swede makes the second defence of his European (EU) Light Heavyweight Title at the Blue Water Dokken in Esbjerg, Denmark against former Italian Champion Danilo D’Agata (12-1-1, 3 KOs).
 
In his corner is Karsten Roewer, the man responsible for guiding Juergen Braehmer to a second light heavyweight world title. We caught up with the renowned German coach to get his views on Skoglund’s next challenge.
 
Q: Erik Skoglund faces Danilo D’Agata at the Nordic Fight Night in Esbjerg. What do you think of D’Agata and what kind of fight can we expect to see on Saturday night?
 
KR: D’Agata is not a big puncher but he likes to use the distance and has an active jab. Erik has to take the initiative from the get-go and be ready for any counter attacks. Stick and move is the key to win vs. D’Agata. If Erik can mix in a good amount of body punches, I see the possibility for an early stoppage.
 
Q: How have you been preparing Erik for this fight?
 
KR: Like for every fight Erik did some of his roadwork and athletic training at home in Sweden before joining us in Germany. We then had a three-week training camp in Güstrow. D’Agata is quite a tall fighter so we brought in some sparring partners with a similar build.
 
Q: How has Erik progressed since first turning pro in 2010 and what has it been like to work with him for all these years and to see him develop?
 
KR: It’s a lot of fun to work with him. I see him progressing all the time. Erik is really determined to get better. He has also learned not to let his temperament guide his way inside the ring but to use the tactics we work on before a fight.
 
Q: What are Erik’s greatest strengths as a boxer?
 
KR: Most of it all it’s his diligence and desire to keep up fighting from the first to the last bell.
 
Q: You also train WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Juergen Braehmer do you believe Erik has what it takes to follow in Juergen’s footsteps and become a world champion?
 
KR: That’s what we are hoping for. All of my fighters have the aim and the talent to become world champions one day. If they would slip and be content with themselves they should stop fighting.
 
Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night in Esbjerg are available at billetten.dk.
Tags: Erik Skoglund image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Rosado, Monroe Exchange Harsh Words Ahead of Sept. 17 Fight Ray Edwards, Former NFL Veteran, Inks Boxing Promotional Pact Rosado-Monroe Winner Could Get Canelo Next, Says Golden Boy VP Diego De La Hoya: Just Having The Last Name is Not Enough Jermall Charlo is NOT Yet on Board For Julian Williams Defense Tommy Oosthuizen Resumes Career With a Stoppage Win Peralta Parks Cab in The Garage, Ready For Guerrero Rematch De La Hoya: Canelo in The Process of Being a Worldwide Superstar Canelo vs. Smith: Sadam Ali, Eddie Gomez Added To The Card Kid Galahad: Brook Will Beat Golovkin in Style, Box His Ears Off! Malignaggi: I Wouldn't Mind a Shot at David Peralta Next P. Fury: Brook in a Win-Win Position Against Gennady Golovkin David Price Eager To Face Joseph Parker on Joshua Card Crolla Very Motivated To Topple Jorge Linares in 'Legacy Fight' Ricky Burns, if He Beats Relikh, To Land Adrien Broner Next? Mayweather vs. Pacquiao PPV: Strange Twist in Waiter Lawsuit Lauren's Trainer: Svensson Never Fought Anyone on This Level Teddy Atlas: Nobody at 147 is in a Hurry To Face Errol Spence Abel Ramos Breaks Down Juan Jesus Rivera in Six Rounds Edwards Gaining Steam in Camp as Casimero Bout Nears "Fighting Words" - Guerrero, Angulo and the Right Time To Go Canelo: Ready To Face Golovkin? He Has To Be Ready For Me! Two Olympians Investigated For Gambling Allegations in Rio Sammy Valentin Joins WBO Drug Free Kids Movement In Tampa Canelo, Smith No Longer VADA Testing - No Cause For Concern Peralta: I Was a Sad Cab Driver, Now I'm a Happy Boxer Hasanboy Dusmatov Denies Promotional Deal, Eyes Olympics Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook Video: Badou Jack Talks James DeGale Unification, More Photos: Shakur Stevenson Sports TMT Hat at Homecoming Parade Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II Ian Tims Joins MGM, Will Return Soon Chocolatito vs. Cuadras: Ryan Martin Added To The Card Video: Peralta on The Journey From Cab Driver To Contender Video: Robert Guerrero Reflects on Shocking Loss To David Peralta Langford Not Bothered By Trash Talk From Eubank Jr. and English Kovalev's Promoter: Tickets For Ward Bout Are Reasonably Priced Photos: Miguel Marriaga, Jose Felix Get Big Knockout Wins Golovkin's Promoter on Carl Froch: You Can't Force Guys To Fight Photos: David Peralta With Cinderella Shocker of Robert Guerrero
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement