Great Dane Kem Ljungquist marches on unbeaten
Kem Ljungqvist Promotions presented a five-fight card in the Danish village of Doellefjelde Musse Marked on May 5
Kem Ljungqvist (15-0, 6KO) headlined the Friday fight night inside a marquee in Nysted, Denmark and won the vacant IBF International title when Sefer Seferi (25-4-1) didn't come out for the fourth round after being floored in both the second and third.
Trained by Poul Duvil, Ljungqvist's reach and southpaw left dominated the schedule 12-round championship contest, as Sefer Seferi's nose became badly busted in a short time.
Just like when he fought Tyson Fury in 2018, the IBO World cruiserweight title contender looked too small for the heavyweight division, dwarfed against a 6′ 6½" giant in Ljungqvist.
Ljungqvist previously held the WBC International Bridgerweight title but moved up to heavyweight again with this fight.
Kem picked up the ranking title that was formerly held by Briton Nathan Gorman.
Lightweights Payman Akbari (7-1-2) and Mahdi Jallaw (4-1-1) drew over eight-rounds in a fight for the vacant Danish title. It was scored 77-75 both and 76-76 in a close fight but one where Jallaw seemed to have the upper hand most of the way. However, a strong last round by Akbari may have just salvaged the draw for him. No doubt they will meet again next.
Light heavyweights Andreas Lynggaard (7-2) and Nick Postma (3-4-1) clashed in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBFed Intercontinental title and 30-year-old Lynggaard won a wide decision with scores of 98-92 twice and 99-90, but it was much closer in reality, in a sloppy, hard-fought battle between two fighters not fully prepared for the 30-minutes duration, even though Lynggaard has been the 10-round distance before in 2018 when challenging, unsuccessfully, for the IBF Youth title.
Super middleweight Emil Lindebjerg Kot (1-0) turned pro and floored Kamil Zemanek (1-4) three times for a stoppage at 2.49 of the first in a scheduled four-rounder. Kot had ex-pros Mark Hulstrom and Hasan Al in his corner.
Super bantamweight Michael Nielsen (7-3) opened the show and outscored Czech Jaroslaw Hriadel (1-6) over six. Hriadel was down in the first after a left hook to the body and was close to being counted out but made it to his feet and lasted the distance as Nielsen just couldn't find the finisher in a fast paced and one-sided fight that was scored 60-53 on all cards.
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