Monday Sports Notes: Nielsen loses perfect record in Moscow mauling
In other news, Silkeborg and Hobro won promotion to the Superliga and there is Danish joy in the handball Champions League final
Patrick Nielsen’s promising career took a severe blow after he convincingly beaten in his interim WBA title bout by undefeated Dmitry Chudinov last night in Russia.
The 23-year old boxer from Albertslund went the distance and showed flashes of his potential, but the aggressive Chudinov backed by a raucous Moscow crowd would not be denied, winning on points after 12 rounds.
The loss – which the judges scored 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113 – was the first in 23 fights for Nielsen.
Nielsen’s younger brother Micki kept alive his undefeated record after making short work of his fight with Ukrainian fighter Igor Pylypenko, winning by a TKO in round three.
Silkeborg and Hobro promoted
Silkeborg and Hobro won promotion to the Danish Superliga over the weekend. The two clubs from Jutland are now five and six points clear ahead of third-placed Lyngby with just one round remaining. Hobro will become the 30th club to play in the Superliga since it was established in 1991.
Danish joy in handball final
Thomas Mogensen, Lasse Svan, Anders Eggert, Michael V Knudsen and Søren Rasmussen helped their club Flensburg-Handewitt win handball's EHF Champions League yesterday with a 30-28 win against strong favourites THW Kiel in an all-German final. Despite finding themselves behind by six goals in the first half, Flensburg-Handewitt battled back to win its first ever Champions League trophy.
Khan you dig it cricket Denmark?
Denmark’s greatest ever cricketer Amjad Khan has announced he will return to the Danish national team after spending 13 years as a professional in England. Now 33, Khan played for Kent and Sussex and even won a couple of caps for England, before being released a couple of months ago. The fast-medium bowler became the youngest ever cricketer to represent Denmark when he made his debut aged just 17.
Mags eyes Montreal upswing
Kevin Magnussen is gearing up for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal this weekend and is hoping for some better luck than he got last time out in Monaco. Mini-Mags was sitting pretty in sixth and looking to pass Nico Hulkenberg at the end of the race when he suffered some engine trouble and tangled with Kimi Raikkonen before finishing tenth. Mags is a 250/1 long shot to win in Canada, according to Bet365.
125-year anniversary celebrated in style
A Daniel Agger penalty in the last minute was enough to see Denmark neat their Swedish rivals 1-0 in a friendly to celebrate the 125-year anniversary of the Danish football association, DBU. Established in 1889, DBU became a member of FIFA in 1904, UEFA in 1954 and originally organised tennis and cricket along with football.