Dina Thorslund vs. Jasseth Noriega
Struer Arena in Denmark 24//6/21
Dina Thorslund has the chance to become a two-weight world champion next week – and she has already set her sights on a potential unification showdown with WBA bantamweight champion Shannon Courtenay.
Reigning WBO super-bantamweight champion Thorslund (15-0, 6 KOs) drops down in weight to face Jasseth Noriega (27-4-2, 5 KOs) for the vacant WBO bantamweight title at the Struer Arena in Denmark next Friday, with the undefeated star looking to win another world title.
Thorslund hopes a victory there can lead to some big unification fights at 118lbs, and she has had plenty to say about a future clash against WBA champion Courtenay.
Thorslund said: “It will be a big moment for me if I can become a two-weight world champion, not only for me but for all of the boxing fans in Denmark who always give me a great support.
“If I win here, Courtenay has the WBA belt and that’s the one I want after this. We have been pushing for this fight for a long time but she seems to not want it. It would be a big fight but I will take her out easy.
“I’m not impressed by Courtenay at all. She knows I will beat her very easy and that’s why they don’t want it. I hope MTK Global and Matchroom can make it happen.
“First things first I have Noriega and I’m really excited for this fight. It has been a tough camp and I’ve been in Italy sparring some of the Olympic boxers, so it has been great preparation.
“I am big at super bantamweight so of course I think I will l be very strong at bantamweight too, but Noriega is also very strong so I’m expecting fireworks
“She is a typical Mexican, very strong and aggressive, so I think she will push forward with a high work rate. I will have to move around her and box smart, but if that doesn’t work I will go toe to toe.”
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