Patrick Nielsen (19-0, 9 KO’s) vs. Patrick Majewski (21-1, 13 KO’s) – Frederikshavn, Denmark
Nielsen’s been headlining “Nordic Fight Night” cards in Denmark for a while now, but is relatively unknown in the U.S. The undefeated middleweight holds the WBA Inter-Continental middleweight title. He picked up the vacant belt in April of 2012 and has defended it four times since, though not against anyone you’ve heard of if you’re not European. Majewski is gaining popularity in the U.S., making steady appearances on northeast fight cards and has been seen on ESPN, SNY, and FOX sports networks. He briefly held the NABF middleweight title, the most recognizable name on his ledger is the shopworn Antwun Echols, who Majewski stopped in three rounds in 2012.
Cecilia Braekhus (22-0, 6 KO’s) vs. Oxandia Castillo (12-0-2, 9 KO’s) – Frederikshavn, Denmark
More people should know about Braekhus. The triple world welterweight title holder (WBC, WBA, and WBO) is viewed by many as the best pound for pound female fighter in the world. She fights anyone willing to face her, Mia St. John, Chevelle Hallback, and Anne Sophie Mathis among them. A mega-fight with Holly Holm was ditched when Holm retired rather than meet Braekhus’s challenge. She’s made 11 successful title defenses. Castillo is the reigning WBO light middleweight champion, winning the belt in her last outing when she stopped Hanna Gabriel in two rounds this past February. Gabriel was her most credible opponent, the rest of her record coming against highly overmatched opposition.
Ahmad Kaddour (26-2-1, 10 KO’s) vs. Aleksei Tsatiasvili (4-4, 2 KO’s) – Frederikshavn, Denmark
Ahmad “Baby Face” Kaddour disappeared after his stint on the first season of “The Contender”. Since 2006, he’s been relatively inactive having fought just six times since then. Legal issues had a lot to do with things, causing him to lose nearly three of what may have been his best years. A shame considering Tommy Gallagher himself said during “The Contender” that Kaddour had the talent to hang with division’s best. He last fought nearly a year ago, winning over Max Maxwell in eight rounds. Tsatiasvili is obviously a guy brought in for Kaddour to shake off the ring rust.
Willie Monroe Jr., Aaron Pryor Jr., Ronald Hearns
Monroe Jr. (13-1, 5 KO’s), great nephew of Willie “The Worm” Monroe, takes on the hopeless Toris Smith (3-35, 3 KO’s) in a six rounder in Biloxi Mississippi while Pryor Jr. (17-7, 12 KO’s) and Hearns (26-4, 20 KO’s) both make the card at the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati. Pryor meets Frankie Filippone (14-3-1, 2 KO’s) and Hearns’s opponent is yet to be named