Home Boxing News Fight Report: Ballerup, Denmark: Super Middleweight: Patrick Nielsen vs Charles Adamu

Fight Report: Ballerup, Denmark: Super Middleweight: Patrick Nielsen vs Charles Adamu

Ballerup, Denmark: Super Middle: Patrick Nielsen (26-1) W PTS 12 Charles Adamu (23-7). Cruiser: Micki Nielsen (18-0) W PTS 8 Ismail Abdoul (56-35-2). Super Light: Anthony Yigit (14-0-1) W TKO 7 Tony Owen (16-4). Feather: Dennis Ceylan (15-0-1) W PTS 10  Sergio Prado (11-5-1). Super Middle: Tim Robin Lihaug (13-1) W KO 4 Arne Ernstsen (7-1). Heavy: Otto Wallin (12-0) W KO 2 Olek Mazikin (14-12-2). Light: Rashid Kassem (9-0) W TKO 6 Rey Mora (7-2-1). Light Heavy: Deion Jumah (5-0) W TKO 4 Karel Horejsek (3-3-1).

Nielsen vs. Adamu


Nielsen gets predictable win as he takes every round against tough, durable but limited Adamu. In the first round a southpaw left from Nielsen shook Adamu but the Ghanaian survived and avoided any trouble in the second which was again dominated by the Dane. Adamu was in survival mode in the third but Nielsen suffered a cut on his forehead in a clash of heads and the fight became untidy for a while. As the rounds passed Nielsen found it easy to penetrate Adamu’s guard but could not shake the Ghanaian again as he had in the first. With Nielsen dominating and Adamu showing his resilience the entertainment value was low. Nielsen won every round but this was by no means a tough test. Scores 120-108 from all three judges.  Now up at super middle 24-year-old Nielsen makes it 4 wins since losing on points to Dmitry Chudinov for the interim WBA middle title in June last year. He retains the WBA International super middle title but the sanctioning bodies still have him rated at middle and he is WBO 4/WBA 6(5)/IBF 8. Adamu, 37, a former CBC champion, has only lost once by KO/TKO and that was to George Groves.


Nielsen vs. Abdoul


This one was as predictable as it gets you could bet your house on Nielsen winning every round and Abdoul still being there at the end of the fight. The Dane had height and reach on his side as well as youth and was able to outbox and out manoeuvre the older and slower Belgian but unable to cause him any serious trouble. Abdoul showed his usual determination to fight hard and ignore punishment but never really threaten. It was eight rounds of work for Nielsen with little chance for him to shine. Scores 80-72 from all three judges. The 22-year-old Dane is rated IBF 5(3) which is too high for the standard of opposition he has beaten. Abdoul, 38,  has only lost once by KO/TKO and that was to Krzys Wlodarczyk way back in 2002.


Yigit vs. Owen


Yigit comes out on top in this all-southpaw battle but with Owen giving the Swede a few problems. Yigit continues to look one of the best Nordic prospects and he was looking to overpower Owen early. The Brit was not about to fold and they traded hard punches. Yigit was getting the better of the exchanges but also getting hit a lot more than he had in previous fights. Luckily  Owen is not a power puncher so the risk to Yigit was manageable and after Owen had a good fourth round Yigit was in total control. By the seventh the speed and accuracy of Yigit’s attacks had worn Owen down and the referee stopped the fight. Now 6 wins by KO/TKO for the brilliant 23-year-old Swede a former Nordic amateur champion who represented Sweden at the 2012 Olympics and at the European and World Championships. Owen, 28, a former Southern Area champion put up a very creditable performance against the man ranked No 7 by the EBU.


Ceylan vs. Prado


Ceylan wins every round but game Prado never stops trying. There were some heated exchanges in the first and also a clash heads which luckily saw no one cut. From the second Ceylan was the one pressing the fight with Prado too often pinned to the ropes as Ceylan worked him over. The Spaniard showed some good defensive work but that was not winning rounds and by the third he was also fighting with the handicap of a cut over his left eye. Ceylan kept the pressure on in the fourth and fifth with Prado launching a big attack in the sixth but Ceylan still being the one doing the more effective work. The Dane continued to outbox the Spaniard but to his credit Prado never looked like folding and although always second best he fought hard to the last bell. Scores 100-90 from all three judges. The 26-year-old Ceylan, a four-time Danish amateur champion and 2012 Olympian, was in his second ten round bout having scored a win over experienced former IBF super fly champion Dmitry Kirilov in March. Spaniard Prado, 32, a former undefeated EU and Spanish champion, was 7-1-1 in his previous 9 fights with the loss being to Kid Galahad for the vacant European super bantam title.


Lihaug vs. Ernstsen


Lihaug wins this battle for Norwegian bragging rights with stoppage of Ernstsen. This was shaping up to be a good close fight. Ernstsen was making use of a reach advantage to thread punches through the guard of Lihaug but Lihaug was scoring with the harder punches. Both fighters were looking to establish dominance with the exchanges fierce and balanced. For most of the fourth round Ernstsen was using that pesky jab again but suddenly Lihaug unleashed  a crunching left hook that sent Ernstsen crashing to the canvas. He somehow made it to his feet but his legs were not behaving themselves and the referee rightly stopped the fight with one second remaining in the round. Now 10 wins in a row for Lihaug since an upset kayo loss to Oscar Ahlin in 2013. He has 8 wins by KO/TKO. Ernstsen, 24 was trying to move up from six rounds for the first time. He showed some neat skills until struck by that thunderbolt.


Wallin vs. Mazikin


Wallin halts veteran Mazikin in two rounds. In the first round the visitor from the Ukraine showed some of the skills that made him a top class amateur but that was a brief glimpse. Wallin went to work in the second flooring Mazikin twice with the Ukrainian being counted out on the second knockdown. Tall, slim southpaw Swede Wallin, has won 7 in a row by KO/TKO and has 10 inside the distance wins in total. He is still working his way through the usual East European travelling losers but shows promise. Mazikin, 40, was a World Championships silver medal winner and competed at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games losing to Audley Harrison in those Sydney Olympics. He did not turn pro until he was 30 and has now lost his last 6 fights.


Kassem vs. Mora


Kassem gets another stoppage win when Mora does not come out for the seventh round. The Danish prospect was giving Mora some difficult angles to cover and flashing home punches that the Nicaraguan probably never saw coming. Mora stuck with it trying to counter Kassem but was floored by a hard right in the third round and only the bell saved him. Kassem continued his attacks over the next three rounds with a brave Mora soaking up the punishment until his corner pulled him out of the fight at the end of the sixth round. Kassem was another top notch amateur representing Denmark at two World Championships and the world championships. He takes time off from his work as a bricklayer to train and fight. Mora, 21, was having his first fight for a year and his first fight in Europe.


Jumah vs. Horejsek

Jumah unimpressive in win over Czech. This fight was on then off then on again with the problem being that Jumah came in way over the agreed 79kgs. Eventually Horejsek agreed to go on with the fight despite the discrepancy. The fight was devoid of any real highlights over the first three rounds with Jumah doing what clean scoring there was. It livened up in the third when a right from Jumah put Horejsek on the floor but the Czech retired at the end of the round with an injured shoulder. The 25-year-old Londoner Jumah has talent but this was only his second fight in 18 months. At 33 Horejsek is a 4/6 round trier and nothing more.

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