DANISH FIGHT NIGHT har modtaget nedenstående artikel fra Michael Marley, jurist og bokseskribent fra New York. Artiklen går tæt på Derrick Findley, der skal bokse mod Lolenga Mock den 16. september i Frederiksberg-Hallerne i Main Event. 

Derrick Findley. Foto: Danish Fight Night. 




NEW YORK--Derrick "Superman" Findley is eagerly awaiting to see the various sights in and around Copenhagen. But the veteran American super middleweight says his tourist activities will have to wait until after he upsets Denmark fan favorite Lolenga Mock in their September 16 main event of "Danish Fight Night."

"Sure, I want to go to Tivoli, see the Little Mermaid and all the standard when in Denmark sights," the 32 year old fighter from Gary, Indiana, said

"But the sight the fans will see at the venue is me standing over Mock after I knock him out. I am all business because a good victory over another veteran like Mock will put me back in business in America. I have fought in such hallowed places as New York's Madison Square Garden and I want to get back to those places. Beating Mock will give my career a needed boost."

Findley, whose nickname is "Superman," owns a very deceiving pro ring record of 24-20-1 with 16 big knockouts. You read between the lines of his ring resume and you can see why he is a still feared super middleweight who can be a threat to anyone.

 He went the distance with nearly unhittable world champion Andre "Son Of God" Ward. But three of Findley's victories reveal even more about his real ability.

 He posted a victory over former world champ and huge puncher Antwun Echols. He also owns an upset victory over Ronald "The Chosen One" Hearns, son of Detroit based legend and Hall Of Famer Thomas "Hitman" Hearns. Findley beat Hearns two bouts after Hearns got beat in Germany by Felix Sturm in a WBA super middleweight title bout.

 The most impressive entry on Findley's record may also be his least noticed and remarked upon.

In 2008, Findley took the short trip from Gary to Chicago to upset Polish strongman Andrzei Fonfara. Fonfara, now a world class light heavyweight contender, was stopped by Findley. Fonfara went into that bout with an 10-1 record while Findley stood at 11-2.. Mock's pro record is no joke, 34-14-1, but he better know the bad intentions of the visiting American fighter. You tug on the cape of this "Superman" and he will respond with punches in bunches.


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