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WBO titlist Dina Thorslund calls out WBA bantamweight champ Shannon Courtenay

Published On Monday, June 21, 2021By British Boxing News

Dina Thorslund drops down to bantamweight and issues challenge to Shannon Courtenay

Thorslund on Courtenay: "It would be a big fight but I will take her out easy"

Denmark's 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 Dina 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 on Friday, June 25, with the undefeated star looking to win another world title.

The 27-year-old from Copenhagen 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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