Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kai Robin Havnaa Motivated To Start 2018 With a Big Bang

Kai Robin Havnaa (11-0, 9 KOs) says he wants ‘to start the New Year with a bang’ as he looks ahead to ‘big fights’ in 2018 starting with his toughest career test against the big punching Croatian Marino Goles (22-8, 20 KOs) on February 3 at the SØR Amfi in Arendal.
 
Havnaa also reveals his highlight of 2017 and how this experience has given him even more motivation for his upcoming clash with Goles. “One of the highlights of 2017 for me was fighting at the Oslo Spectrum,” said the 28 year-old cruiserweight.

“That was my first fight in Norway and I had all of my friends and  family there supporting me. To get the win in front of them all was great, but if I had to take one thing way from that night, it would be my entrance. The crowd reaction when I walked into the ring was amazing. I never thought it would be so huge. That was a really special feeling.”

kai-robin-havnaa
 
Havnaa, the son of former WBO World Cruiserweight Champion Magne Havnaa, can expect a similar reaction when he enters the ring next month for his twelfth professional contest, and the first in front of his home fans in Arendal.
 
“It has always been my dream to fight at home,”  says Havnaa. “And the reaction I got in Oslo made me even more determined. Now, I hope that everyone in Arendal and the surrounding areas can come out to support me on February 3. It’s going to be a great event, and I will be training harder than ever to deliver my best performance yet.”
 
Havnaa's homecoming fight will be his first over ten-rounds, and represents a significant step up for the rising Norwegian star. Having secured three wins in 2017 to improve his perfect record to 11-0, Havnaa is eager to continue his upward trajectory in 2018.
 
“I was really satisfied with my performances last year and how I’ve developed as a fighter,” he says. “In 2018, I want to continue to progress. I want to keep winning and keep improving, that's my number one goal. I know as I get better so will my opponents.
 
“Marino Goles will be the toughest opponent I've faced so far. It's also going to be my first fight over ten-rounds, which I must be prepared for, but I believe I'm ready for that. On February 3, I want to start the New Year with a bang, and prove by beating Goles that I'm ready the big fights and title challenges that lay ahead. That’s all I’m focused on!”
 
Havnaa headlines an action-packed show on February 3 at the SØR Amfi in Arendal, which features fellow Norwegian professionals Tim-Robin Lihaug, Kevin Melhus, Simen Nysaether, Hadi Srour and Aron Janhnsen plus German heavyweight Albon Pervizaj.
 
Tickets are available online via www.ticketmaster.no or by calling (+47) 22 82 81 97.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Devin Haney-Xolisani Ndongeni Set For ShoBox Main Event 1/11 Roach Confirms That He'll Be in Pacquiao's Corner For Broner Errol Spence Backs Kell Brook To Beat Amir Khan, Explains Why Fabio Turchi Aims To Make Boxing a Mainstream Sport in Italy Kal Yafai: Chocolatito Still a Massive Name, a Huge Fight For Me News: Kye Brooks, Michael McGurk, David Brophy, More Jaron Ennis' Promoter on 'Phenomenal' Skills and Talent Broner: Glad Roach Is Back, So We Can Get This Thing Shakin' Pacquiao: I Don't Feel 40, I'll Continue as Long as I Can Still Fight Barclays Remains a Top Boxing Destination With 'Creed II' Filming Fury Claims He Was Only at "50%" When He Beat Klitschko Tyrone Nurse pondering next move after third consecutive loss Ivana Habazin vs. Eva Bajic Rematch on Hrgovic-Perea Card Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Reunion in Los Angeles Broner: Pacquiao Been KO'd 3 Times - No NyQuil To Sleep Him! UK News: McFadden, McKenna, Redfearn, Ellis, Hughes, More Gervonta Davis Says He'll Fight Abner Mares February 9 In SoCal Michael Conlan Very Comfortable With The Pressures of Boxing Canelo on Mayweather Rematch: Anytime He's Ready! Rigondeaux Training With Ronnie Shields, PBC in Corner Too Luis Nery vs. Carlos Sardinez on December 1 in Saltillo Lipinets: Loss To Mikey Garcia Prepared Me For Lamont Peterson Broner: Pacquiao is a Black Fighter - F***ed Up Money & Taxes! Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Face To Face in LA Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Have No Deal Yet Rob Brant Inks Co-Promotional Deal With Top Rank Espinoza: If You Think Broner Is Easy For Pacquiao, Think Again Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding To Hit Movie Theaters LIVE STREAM: Pacquiao-Broner - Los Angeles Press Conference Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury: More Tickets Released at Staples Photos: Pacquiao Hits The Basketball Court, Becomes 'Air Manny' Bryant Jennings vs. Oscar Rivas Finalized For January 18, ESPN+ Giovanni Mioletti Keeps Record Intact With Another Stoppage Win Peter Kadiru Goes Pro, To Be Advised By Klitschko's Manager Wilder, Fury, Hurd, Ortiz Share What They Are Thankful For Martin Murray vs. Hassan N'Dam is Set For Warrington-Frampton Wilder vs. Fury PPV Will Be Available Via The Showtime App Breazeale: The Ultimate Goal is Anthony Joshua Rematch Pacquiao: Right Now, I Have No Intention Of Running For President Sanchez: They Are All Using Golovkin's Name To Stay Relevant!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement