Khan/Kristjansen: The Vikings Are Coming
Martin Kristjansen has promised a performance worthy of a Viking warrior when he tackles Amir Khan in Bolton on Saturday night. The fight will be screened live on ITV1 at 9.15 - and Kristjansen says he will become a star by defeating his 21-year-old opponent in front of a prime time audience..
Article posted on 02.04.2008
The fight is a WBO world title eliminator, with both Khan and Kristjansen ranked in the governing body's top five.
The WBO Intercontinental Lightweight Title will be on the line at the Bolton Arena.
" Believe me, the Vikings are coming," said the Dane during a media workout today, during which he looked sharp and focussed.
" My friend Mikkel Kessler lost to Joe Calzaghe in November, but I'll be making up for that when I defeat Khan.
" Amir Khan is the golden boy of British boxing but I'm going to put a dent in his world title hopes on Saturday night.
" I'm fighting for the whole of my country and I believe I'll expose Khan.
" I've never felt so confident ahead of a fight. Training has gone really well, and I'm in great shape.
" I'm desperate to become a world champion, and I'm going to take a massive step towards that on Saturday."
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