Rudy Markussen (37-2, 24 KOs) believes he will celebrate a special homecoming on February 18 with a knock out victory over Brian Magee.
Markussen will fight in Copenhagen for the first time in more than five years and the “Hardhitter” his confident he will send the Belfast fighter to the canvas and take his WBA Interim Super-Middleweight title.
“Magee is a tough champion who has proven his class in a lot of battles,” Markussen said.“But I am the hardest-hitting fighter at super-middleweight and when Magee finds out about my power it will be too late for him. This will be a very special night for me and my fans. I have not been fighting at home for more than five years so I want to make it a special evening for everybody. During my break I never stopped believing in myself. I knew my big day would come and here it is. With the help of my fans I will make it a night to remember.”
Promoter Nisse Sauerland holds a similar view and doesn’t fancy the Irish fighter of the Years chances.
“He has earned his world title shot and we are thrilled to bring him back to Broendby where he can count on the boisterous support of his hometown fans. Magee is incredibly tough but I am convinced that Rudy will beat him.”