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Photo: Micki Nielsen, Kevin Lerena Ready For Battle

 Micki Nielsen (22-0, 14 KOs) and Kevin Lerena (15-1, 8 KOs) both made weight today ahead of the final of the ‘Super 4’ cruiserweight tournament tomorrow night at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
Nielsen and Lerena have seen off competition from Johnny Muller and Roberto Bolonti to secure their place in the final, and will now battle it out for the ‘Super 4’ title and a share of the $100,000 prize money.
 
Cruiserweight – 10 Rounds:
Micki Nielsen: 90.55 kg
Kevin Lerena:  90.15 kg

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Speaking at today's weigh-in, the undefeated Danish southpaw Nielsen, said:

‘’I feel good. I’m very relaxed and looking forward to tomorrow night. I’ve been in South Africa for four weeks now, I’ve had time to acclimatise and I’m ready to fight. This is a big opportunity for me, and by winning this tournament, I want to prove I’m ready to face the best in the division and to challenge for World titles.’’

Lerena had no issue with the weight, and is confident he can claim the 'Super 4' title.
 
‘’Making weight is never an issue for me, he said. ''I’m very happy with the weight I came in at, and I’m excited for the challenge ahead. We know Micki is a good fighter, but I’m equally good and I’m ready to show that on Saturday night. I will beat Micki Nielsen, I will be victorious and I will be the ‘Super 4’ Champion.’’
 
Nielsen's promoter Nisse Sauerland says a victory for the 23 year-old can cap off a great week for Danish boxing, and prove he is ready to challenge for World honours.
 
‘’This is a tough fight for Micki,'' said Sauerland. ''We’re here in South Africa, in the lion’s den, taking on the lion. If Micki wins, it will make for a great week for Danish boxing following Dennis Ceylan’s superb European title win last weekend, and it would put Micki into contention to fight for the World title. This is precisely the type of fight Micki needs to prove he is ready for World level.’’

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