Dina Thorslund (13-0, 6 KOs) and April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) both made weight ahead of Saturday’s WBO Female World Jr. Featherweight title showdown at the Forum Horsens in Denmark.

Thorslund defended the WBO World title against Germany’s Alesia Graf in January 2019 in Struer, Denmark and is now facing April ‘Armageddon’ Adams from Brisbane, Australia.

The undefeated 25-year-old Dane has predicted a KO victory, while Adams believes she has what it takes to bring the WBO belt back to Australia.

WEIGH-IN WBO Female World Championship – 10 Rounds
Dina Thorslund: 55,2 kg
April Adams: 54,9 kg

Dina Thorslund (13-0, 6 KOs) and April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) came face-to-face at a press conference today in Copenhagen ahead of their WBO World Jr. Featherweight title clash on Saturday at the Forum Horsens in Denmark.

Thorslund, Denmark’s only reigning World Champion, makes a second defence of her WBO 122lbs strap against mandatory challenger April ‘Armageddon’ Adams, the current WBO Asia Pacific Champion from Brisbane, Australia.

Both fighters appeared in a confident mood as they met with the media in the Danish capital before making the trip to Horsens for their World title contest.

“I look forward to getting in the ring on Saturday,” said Thorslund. “I know Adams is an offensive fighter and I’m expecting a great fight. She comes with the storm, but it is me who brings the thunder. I will send her back down under with a bang. I believe I will win this fight by knockout.”

“It will be a great fight,” echoed Thorslund’s coach Thomas Madsen. “Adams can only box on the front foot and only knows one way, which is forward. This will give Dina some good opportunities. I believe she will knock Adams out on Saturday and show why she is the best in the world!”

“It’s great to be here in Denmark,” said Adams. “Everyone has been very welcoming and I look forward to boxing in front of the Danish fans. I’m here for one reason and that’s to take the belt home to Australia. Every fighter dreams of this opportunity and this is something I have been working towards my whole career. I’m well prepared and I feel ready to become World Champion.”

“We wouldn’t have travelled all this way if we didn’t believe April could win this fight,” added Adams’ trainer John Bastable. “They say they’re coming for the knockout and I hope they bring it from the first round because April is ready!”

Thorslund-Adams tops a stacked card at the Forum Horsens, which also features Kem Ljungquist, Kai Robin Havnaa, Frederik Hede Jensen, Landry Kore, Haris Dzindo, Amer Rasinlic, Michael Nielsen and Joanna Ekedahl.

Tickets for Thunder From Down Under: Dina Thorslund vs. April Adams for the WBO Female World Super Bantamweight Championship are available online via www.ticketmaster.dk or by calling (+45) 70 15 65 65.

Dina Thorslund’s (13-0, 6 KOs) preparations are well underway for her WBO Female World Jr. Featherweight title defence against mandatory challenger April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) on June 22 at the Forum Horsens in Denmark.

The Danish boxing queen is back for a second defence of her WBO crown following a unanimous points win over Germany’s Alesia Graf on January 19, and the 25 year-old from Struer is fully focused on retaining her title.

“My training is going exactly to plan,” she says. “I train twice a day, six times a week. My daily workouts consist of running and boxing training combined with strength and endurance work, and I can feel myself improving every day.”

Ahead of her clash with Australia’s ‘Armageddon’ Adams, Thorslund has been sparring with Horsens boxer Michael Nielsen, the current 56kg Danish amateur champion, who makes his professional debut on her undercard.

“Sparring is definitely the type of training that I love and enjoy the most, and it has gone very well with Michael as he is also preparing to fight on June 22.

“I believe I will be in my best shape ever when I step into the ring, and I’m really looking forward to a great fight at the Forum Horsens because I know April Adams will be coming one per cent prepared and in great shape also.

“This is her chance of a lifetime. Fighting for my World title. That’s the case with all my opponents now. They all want my belt. But I’m going to kick ass more than ever this time. I want to send Adams back ‘Down Under’ with a bang!”

Thorslund’s World title defence tops an action-packed card at the Forum Horsens, which also features Danish heavyweight hope Kem Ljungquist, rising featherweight star Frederik Hede Jensen, Vejle super middleweight Haris Dzindo and Horsens boxers Michael Nielsen and Amer Rasinlic.