Dennis Ceylan (17-0-1, 8 KOs) and Ryan Walsh (21-1-1, 10 KOs) came face to face ahead of their battle for the EBU European Featherweight title at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark on October 15th.
Ceylan will be the first Danish fighter to contest a title in Denmark since 2010 and hopes to fully utilise his home field advantage.
“It is a close fight on paper, but I believe that I have what it takes to win,” said Ceylan. ‘’It’s going to be a huge clash. There hasn’t been a major title fight like this in Denmark since Mikkel Kessler boxed.
‘’It will be great to be able to call myself a European Champion. It has been a while since Denmark has had a European Champion in boxing, and I want to make my family, friends and the whole of Denmark proud.
‘’Ryan is a good fighter and I have a lot of respect for him. He is a skilled boxer, like me, who will do everything to become European Champion.
‘’I’m a little skinnier than him and a little taller, he’s smaller and more compact, but I believe I hit harder, and he is going to feel my power in Frederikshavn.’’
Walsh, the current British champion, is keen to deliver an action packed performance in Denmark.
‘’I’m really excited about this fight,’’ said Walsh. ‘’Dennis is a tough, awkward fighter, he has my respect, and he definitely has my attention.
‘’You expect a European title fight to be hard, and it should be hard, but I try not to worry about my opponent, I make them worry about me. The Danish fans can expect the best Ryan Walsh possible on the night, and it will have to be.
‘’This is the biggest fight of my career and it would mean everything for me to win. I’ve won the English and British titles and the European title is is the next step for me towards World honours.’’
Tickets for the European Featherweight title fight between Dennis Ceylan and Ryan Walsh are available online via www.arenanord.dk or by calling (+45) 96 20 10 50. All the action will be shown live across Scandinavia on Viaplay Fighting.