Boxer charged after knocking out two at train station
The young boxer has pleaded not guilty
The professional Danish boxer Micki Nielsen is next week due to appear at Copenhagen City Court where he will face charges of causing grievous violence – a crime that carries a potential six-year prison sentence. Nielsen is pleading not guilty on the grounds that he acted in self-defence.
The charges stem from an incident in November last year when the 21-year-old younger brother of boxer Patrick Nielsen knocked out two people at Copenhagen Central Station.
According to the indictment, Nielsen knocked out a 23-year-old man – who has also been charged with violence after smashing a bottle into the face of a Nielsen's little brother Kevin – before kicking him in the head while he was on the ground unconscious.
Pleading not guilty
The police contend that Nielsen also punched and knocked out a woman during the same incident.
As recently as June 1, the undefeated Nielsen won a fight in Moscow on the same night as his older brother lost his first professional career bout to the Russian fighter Dmitry Chudinov.