Mock’s Shot Sees MTK Global Enter Scandinavia
MTK Global is delighted to confirm it will co-promote Lolenga Mock’s IBA world title fight in Denmark in association with The Colosseum.
The legendary Mock seeks revenge on Mateo Damian Veron in his hometown of Aarhus on May 18 on a show that will see MTK Global working with local promoter Mohammad F. Tehrani and his company.
MTK Global President Bob Yalen said: “We are hugely proud to be branching into Scandinavian territory for the first time and relish this initial venture with Mohammad F. Tehrani and The Colosseum.
“We are also immensely honoured to work with someone of Lolenga’s stature – not just in boxing terms but in human terms – so it’s fitting we head into this with him fighting on the bill.
“As much as this could be a fond farewell from Danish boxing fans to one of its heroes, it’s also very much a ‘hello’ from us to Denmark and the whole of Scandinavia.
“As we look to establish ourselves in the region more firmly, our message to Scandinavian fighters is simple and transparent: We are here to help build your individual careers and boxing in your continent as a whole.”
Tehrani added: “It’s an honour for me to cooperate with such a huge worldwide promotion and management group as MTK Global. Together, I think we can make great shows and events in Denmark.
“If we take good care of the young boxers who are the future of our sport, and with the right resources and promotion, I believe boxing can regain the popularity it had during its peak in Denmark.
“With regards to Mock, he is a role model for not only young boxers in Denmark, but around the world. He lives the life of a clean athlete, and with that sets a great example for kids and young people who want to become boxers.”
Scandinavia has enjoyed huge success in the sport both historically and since the turn of the millennium.
Swedish heavyweight Ingemar Johansson famously knocked down Floyd Patterson seven times on his way to the world title in 1959 and more recently, Denmark’s Mikkel Kessler and Sweden’s Badou Jack have also claimed world titles.