Brian Nielsen - Don Steele, Copenhagen, November 14th.

By Claus Jensen, Radio ANR

Danish Heavyweight Brian Nielsen(WBC #17) took his record to 39-0 and retained his IBO Heavyweight Championship, by knocking out previously unbeaten Don Steele of South Carolina in the second round.

The American never found himself in the ring, as Nielsen's jab landed about every five seconds. Steele survived the first round, without getting knocked down, but in the second he got plenty of chances to examine the floor of the ring. Don Steele was aple to survive two knockdowns, but the third time around he stayed down and was unconscious for several minutes.

Referre Steve Smoger should have stopped the fight earlier. Don Steele is now 42-1, and afterwards he demanded a second chance. He should not get it, because he's simply not got enough. Brian Nielsen's next opponent may me Bruce Seldon.

The former WBA Champion is planning a comeback and has approached Nielsen's promoter to arrange a fight.

On the undercard Mads Larsen(WBC #15) retained his IBO Super Middleweight title by stopping South African Soon Botes(WBC #19) in the seventh round. This was clearly the best bout of the evening, and the fight was even on the scorecards before it was stopped.

Jesper Jensen(WBC #8) took the vacant IBC Flyweight title by stopping the WBO Intercontinental Champion Mzukisi Marali(WBC #18) in the first round.

Finally, Sweden's Frederik Alvarez(WBC #21) took the vacant WBF Super Middleweight title by knocking out Brazilian veteran Luciano Torres in the second round.

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