32-årige Derrick Findley skal 16. september møde Lolenga Mock i en gyser i Super-Mellemvægt i Frederiksberg-Hallerne. Og nu har Derrick Findley for første gang udtalt sig om den forestående kamp - nemlig til bokseskribenten og advokat Mike Marley, der har sendt Danish Fight Night denne artikel. Mike Marley har en bokseblog, hvor han hver måned skriver "Letter from New York" i UK Boxing Monthly. Og Findley er overbevist om, han vinder kampen!


Derrick Findley - klar til Mock 16. september i Frederiksberg-Hallerne.


Hele indlægget kan læses herunder, og kort fortalt handler det om, at Derrick er sikker på, han vinder kampen mod 44-årige Mock. Fordi han er yngre, og fordi han har en længere rækkevidde. "Mock er en god bokser. Men jeg vil jabbe ham så konstant, at han vil tro, han er omringet", skryder Derrick blandet andet.

Mike Marleys artikel om kampen:

"He should come into the ring with a cape and not the typical boxer's robe.

That's because Derrick Findley's ring nickname is "Superman." "

Findley, a world class, 32 year old fighter, owns a 26-20-1 pro record and the super middleweight from Gary, Indiana, said he is coming to Denmark to upset muscular veteran Lolenga Mock. 

"I am all business when it comes to boxing," Findley said. "In fact, I am also a promoter who runs shows in my home state. I hear Copenhagen is lovely and the Danish people are ultra friendly but this is not a pleasure trip for me, it's all about coming home with a victory."

Findley has been in with "ironmen" in the 168 pound division. When he was a mere 6-1, Findley went to California in 2006 and went the distance with rising star Andre "Son Of God" Ward. More recently, in 2013, Findley tested the ring skills of Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez, Mexican fighter who now holds the WBO world title belt at super middleweight. Findley lost by decision to Ramirez, who would later crush Germany's King Arthur Abraham.

Ward, of course, went on to thoroughly outbox Danish legend Mikkel Kessler in a world title match.

Though Findley has boxed 250 professional rounds, he likes the 12 year age difference between he and Mock.

"I don't want to mock Mock, so to speak," Findley said. "But I can't come back to the States and have my homeboys cracking about how I lost to a 44 year old grandfather type guy. I know Mock can fight but he better pack a lunch because I will be in his face for all 10 rounds without letup. I will shock Mock." 

"If the judges are fair, I'll fly home with a victory that will land me a big fight and payday in New York or Las Vegas. All I ask for is the referee and the judges to be fair to me."

Findley, who has 16 knockouts on his record, is recognized as a regional "Midwest USA" champion by the Universal Boxing Federation and would be that group's world champion if he did not fail a post fight drug test. 

"I made a mistake," Findley said. "But I learned a valuable lesson. They can test me every day in Denmark, no worries, because I am clean and I am coming to shut down Mock."

Findley's record has many recognizable names on it but one that stands out is Antwun Echols, a big puncher who was known as "Kid Dynamite."

Findley stopped Echols when they fought October 17, 2015. Echols went the distance with ring legend Bernard Hopkins and lost a decision in Australia to Anthony Mundine, Mundine, of course, was soundly beaten by Kessler. 

"Mock does not scare me," Findley said. "Besides Echols, I fought Curtis Stevens, J'Leon Love, Ronald Hearns and many other top names. I'm only 5-6 in height but let it be known that this Superman has an incredible, 74-inch reach. 

"I will pepper Mock with so many jabs he will think he's been surrounded. I am no tourist, I am coming for Lolenga's scalp."


Kampen mellem Lolanga Mock og Derrick Findley er Main Event ved stævnet i Frederiksberg-Hallerne fredag 16. september, hvor der i alt bydes på 11 kampe - herunder fire svær vægtskampe. 



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