Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Skoglund: Liebenberg's Boasts of Street Fights Won't Help Him

Erik Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs) has hit back at his opponent Ryno Liebenberg (17-2, 12 KOs) for boasting about his street fighting past ahead of their light heavyweight contest on April 23 at the Hovet in Stockholm.
 
‘’I’m coming to Sweden to kick Skoglund’s ass,’’ said the South African fighter yesterday, before claiming to have been involved in ‘hundreds in street fights’.
 
Statements that neither scared or impressed the Swedish boxing star.

skoglund-liebenberg_1
 
“Empty vessels make the most noise,” said Skoglund.
 
“To boast of having been involved in many street fights will not help him once we’re in the ring. I’ve never been involved in one single street fight, but I know better than him how to fight inside the ropes.
 
“I prefer to be a gentleman in this game. I’m a sportsman, not a trash talker. I respect all my opponents. I know Ryno is a top-level fighter, and by beating him I can prove I’m ready for bigger challenges.
 
‘’I’m sure he is coming to Sweden to win and I give him credit for that, but I promise his words about kicking my ass on April 23 are going to look stupid when the fight is over!’’
 
IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Champion Erik Skoglund faces Ryno Liebenberg as part of a blockbuster bill in the Swedish capital on April 23. Mikaela Lauren defends her WBC Female World Super Welterweight title against former World Champion Ivana Habazin, Anthony Yigit faces the tough British boxer Chris Goodwin, Klara Svensson rematches Lucia Morelli, the ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar Ahlin faces the ‘Tiger’ Patrick Mendy and Otto Wallin takes on the big punching Brazilian Irineu Beato Costa Junior.
 
Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night on April 23 at the Hovet in Stockholm are available online via www.globearenas.se and www.AXS.com, by calling (+46) 0771-31 00 00 and from the Stockholm Globe Arenas Box Office.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines WBC Prez: Canelo Deserved The Win in Golovkin Rematch David Benavidez Comes Up Positive For Cocaine in VADA Test Wilder vs. Fury Promotional Tour is Ready, Reveals Frank Warren Pacquiao: Me and Mayweather Have Unfinished Business! Encarnacion, Michael Rivera, Starling Castillo Ink With Sampson Photos: Jacobs, Andrade, Haney Training Hard at SNAC Facility Roman Gonzalez Returns Home, Open To Fighting Again in 2018 British Title News: Welborn vs. Heffron, Iqbal-Camacho, More Cem Kilic vs. DeAndre Ware Will Open ShoBox Card on Sept. 28 Michael Dutchover Learning On The Job From Danny Roman Juanma Joins Team of Jayson Velez, Hits Back at Orlando Cruz Antonio Orozco To Remain at 140, May Return in February Malignaggi: McGregor Should've Retired, Khabib Makes Him Quit! Billy Joe Saunders Handed Misconduct Charge By The BBBoC Yvan Mendy Will Go For The Knockout Against Luke Campbell Anthony Joshua: I Wanted To Show I Can Box Against Parker Golovkin Will Likely Rest, Evaluate Options For 2019 Arum: Spence Doesn't Want Crawford; We're Ready When He Is Canelo vs. Golovkin: CompuBox Stat Analysis of Both Fights Hearn: Povetkin Had Loads of PED Tests For Joshua Fight Darren Reay, Chad Ellis Added To Ritson-Pianeta Newcastle Card Photos: Matty Askin Putting in Work For Lawrence Okolie Clash Povetkin: Joshua is a Bigger Challenge Than 'Prime' Klitschko Petch CP Freshmart Looking to Improve to 48-0 on Friday Saunders: Canelo Win Was NO Robbery, Can't Really Cry Over It Leonard vs. Hearns, and 30 Years of Living The Dream Arum Shreds Canelo-GGG PPV: Time For HBO To Leave Boxing! Boxer Who Trained At Mayweather Gym Shot to Death Near Vegas Kovalev-Alvarez Rematch Could Head to Cowboys' Facility 2/2 De La Hoya Fires Back at Critics of Canelo's Win Over Golovkin Lara Ready To Go To 160: I Want Golovkin or Canelo Next! Photos: Miguel Berchelt, Miguel Roman - Go Face To Face Teofimo Lopez is Cleared for December 8th Return Mikey Garcia vs. Richard Commey Purse Bid on September 25 News: Mario Hernandez, Brandon Robinson, Danny Gonzalez Romero Duno Hopes To Secure Ryan Garcia or Jorge Linares David Lemieux 'Extremely Interested' In Fighting Canelo Next Andre Ward: Canelo Won Clearly, He Broke Golovkin Anthony Joshua: It's A Lot Of Pressure; I Can't Afford to Lose Skeete Vacates British Title, Corcoran and Garton To Contest
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement