Swedish World Champion Mikaela Lauren signs with Team Sauerland
Mikaela Lauren (26-3, 11 KOs) has signed a long-term promotional contract with Europe’s leading boxing promoter Team Sauerland.
The WBC Female World Super Welterweight Champion joins Team Sauerland’s ever growing stable of Swedish stars including Erik Skoglund, Klara Svensson, Anthony Yigit, Oscar Ahlin and Otto Wallin.
‘’I’m very happy to have signed with Team Sauerland,’’ said Lauren. ‘’They are the biggest promoters in Europe right now and have all the top names in Sweden fighting on their Nordic Fight Night series. I know they have big plans for boxing in Sweden and I’m excited to be a part of this.
‘’To stay at the top, I need a great team behind me and there is no one better than Sauerland. They have been in the business for a long time and know exactly what they are doing.’’
With this new deal in place, Lauren can look forward to some potentially huge fights including a rematch with female pound-for-pound number one Cecilia Brækhus and a domestic showdown with Team Sauerland stable-mate Klara Svensson.
‘’I know Sauerland can deliver me the big fights I want,’’ says Lauren. ‘’I would love a rematch with Cecilia Brækhus and a fight against Klara Svensson.
‘’When I fought Cecilia I was just a novice. I’d only had six fights, but now I’m a World-class fighter. I’ve had twenty-nine fights and I know what the game is about, and I know I can beat Cecilia, especially with the help of Sauerland.
‘’The fight against Klara would be great for Sweden. We are the two biggest female fighters in the country right now and I’m sure it’s a fight everyone would love to see. I would need to move down a weight class and she would need to move up, but I’m sure this could happen. Klara calls herself the Swedish Princess, but after I beat her, I want to be known as the Swedish Queen.’’
Promoter Nisse Sauerland has expressed his delight to have secured the Stockholm-fighter’s signature. ‘’We’re delighted to welcome Mikaela to the team,’’ said Sauerland. ‘’She is one of the best female fighters on the planet and will be an exciting addition to our Nordic Fight Night series. There are a lot of big fights out there for her and we’re looking forward to a long and successful collaboration.’’
Lauren will be fighting as part of Team Sauerland’s Nordic Fight Night series, which is shown live and exclusive on TV10 in Sweden.
Lauren will be fighting as part of the Nordic Fight Night series and has already set her sights on a rematch with female pound-for-pound number one „The First Lady“ Cecilia Brækhus and a domestic showdown with Team Sauerland stable mate Klara Svensson.
Klara Svensson (15-1, 5 KOs) says she is ready and willing to face domestic rival Mikaela Lauren (26-3, 11 KOs) in a potentially huge fight for Swedish boxing.
Svensson, who fights at light welterweight, is currently two weight classes below Lauren, but has revealed she is happy to move up in weight to meet the WBC Female Super Welterweight World Champion at the welterweight limit.
‘’I’ve always been interested in fighting Mikaela,’‘ says Svensson. ‘’The problem in the past has always been the weight difference, but if we can meet in middle, then that’s the perfect deal. I’m willing to go up to welterweight, so if she can come down one weight class, we can make the fight happen.’’
With this stumbling block removed and both boxers now signed to Team Sauerland, it would seem only a matter of time before this dream match becomes a reality, and ‘The Swedish Princess’ says she is eager for the fight to happen this year.
‘’I would fight Mikaela anytime. I would fight her tomorrow if I could,’’ said Svensson. ‘’I think she has developed a good image as a boxer, but I don’t think she is as talented in the ring as she is at promoting herself outside of it. I believe I‘d be able to expose her weaknesses and I would be very confident of winning. I’ll be speaking to my promoter Nisse Sauerland and hopefully we can set a date for later this year.’’
The Malmo-boxer is in no doubt that a clash between her and Lauren would generate a lot of interest in Sweden, comparing it to the WBO World title fight between Paolo Roberto and Armand Krajnc in November 2001.
‘’This would be a massive fight for Swedish boxing,’’ she said. ‘’It would be like when Paolo Roberto fought Armand Krajnc. We’re the two biggest female boxers in Sweden, so I’m sure it would attract a lot of attention. Plus, it’s Malmo versus Stockholm, you can’t get any better than that!’’
Malmö vs Stockholm in the making this year 👊🏻
Young vs old.
Talent vs image.
Brain vs muscle.
Could be interesting right???