Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kai Robin Havnaa Gets New Opponent For Homecoming Bout

Kai Robin Havnaa (11-0, 9 KOs) will face a new challenge for his homecoming fight on February 3 at the SØR Amfi in Arendal. His scheduled opponent Marino Goles has been ruled out of their ten-round cruiserweight clash with a knee injury and will be replaced by Austrian southpaw Gezim Tahiri (13-3, 7 KOs).
 
“We received a letter from Marino Goles’ doctor stating he injured his knee and is therefore unable to compete as planned on February 3,” reveals promoter Nisse Sauerland.

“It’s frustrating, but these type of injuries are not unusual in boxing, and we’re happy to have secured a suitable replacement. Gezim Tahiri is a good boxer and will provide a tough test for Kai, who must now prepare for a completely different challenge and style.”

kai-robin-havnaa_1
 
Havnaa says he is pleased his promoter has found a replacement. However, having spent the last two months preparing for Goles, the undefeated 28 year-old must now adapt his training to suit Tahiri's contrasting style and southpaw stance.
 
“I’m happy we have found such a strong replacement and that the fans in Arendal can still look forward to an exciting fight on February 3,” said Havnaa. “I’ve been training hard to deliver my best ever performance and nothing is going to stop me!
 
“Tahiri is a good boxer. He is also a southpaw, the first I have faced as a professional, so I will need to change my training and tactics to prepare for his style. Fortunately for me, my stable mate Otto Wallin (Swedish heavyweight) arrives in Arendal later this week and he will be able to provide me with World-class sparring to make sure I’m ready!”
 
Kai Robin Havnaa headlines an action-packed show against Austrian southpaw Gezim Tahiri on February 3 at the SØR Amfi in Arendal, which will also feature top Norwegian boxers Tim-Robin Lihaug, Kevin Melhus, Simen Nysaether, Hadi Srour, Aron Janhnsen and undefeated German heavyweight Albon Pervizaj.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whatismyname on 01-12-2018

Norway starting to develop a lineup

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Inoue Blows Out McDonnell in 1st Round to Win Bantamweight Title Trout: I'm Going To Derail Charlo-Hurd, Get Rematch With Hurd! Shiro Knocks Out Lopez With Body Shot in 2nd Round of Rematch Warren: Tyson Fury Will Avoid Comeback Mistakes of Haye Kal Yafai is Keen To Make a Statement in American Debut Frank Bruno Backing Dan Azeez To Go Far in Boxing Haye: Joe Joyce Would Take Jarrell Miller and Dillian Whyte Apart Demecillo Knocks Out Moya, Wenceslao Destroys Tinampay Wilder: Trump is Huge Boxing Fan, Wants a KO in My Next Fight Warrington: I Was Doubted at Every Level, Now I'm Champion Regis Prograis: I Knew Jose Ramirez Wasn't Going to Fight Me Buboy Denies Chatter That Pacquiao is Burning Out in Camp Omar Chavez Targets Hector Camacho Jr. For August Clash De La Hoya: Golovkin is Afraid of Canelo - We're Moving On! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Final Presser Joseph Diaz Will Return Even Stronger, Says Manager Denis Shafikov vs. Hector Suarez Tops Hollywood Fight Nights Roman Gonzalez Eyes United States Return in September Whyte-Pulev: Surprise Bidder Beats Hearn, Sauerland For Rights Photos: Wilder, Sulaiman, Lewis, Stallone Hit The White House Jeff Horn Involved in Car Accident, No Injuries Suffered Donald Trump Issues Rare Posthumous Pardon To Jack Johnson Jermall Charlo: Me & My Brother Open to Hearing Hearn's Offers UK News: Phil Sutcliffe, Sean McComb Debut, More Christina Hammer Talks Training Camp For Showtime Defense Hearn Confirms July Return for Brook; Date, Opponent & Site TBA Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Ready For War in Japan Robert Easter Adds Cunningham To His Team For Garcia Bout Jose Ramirez's Adviser Explains Why Freddie Roach Was Replaced Arum Ready To Make Deal: Stevenson Must Fight Gvozdyk Next McDonnell: When I Beat Inoue, Everyone in World Will Know Me Hekkie Budler's Trainer Breaks Down The Big Upset in Japan Everton Lopes, Two-Time Olympian, Decides To Retire Is David Haye About To Retire From Boxing? Horn's Trainer: We Can't Afford To Let Crawford Land Big Shots Luis Ortiz Coach Expects Wilder Rematch, Feels Joshua Will Delay Jousce Gonzalez, Aaron McKenna Win Bouts on Charity Card Jamie McDonnell-Naoya Inoue: Stats & Stakes Luis Ortiz Trainer: Dillian Whyte is Nothing Special, He Won't Win Photos: David Lemieux, Karim Achour - Go Face To Face
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement