25 January 2013

Gambian Tiger Set for Intercontinental Fight

Gambia's Maidenhead boxer Patrick Mendy who goes by his boxing sobriquet 'The Tiger', will take on his namesake and Danish Patrick Nielsen in a WBA Intercontinental champion next month.

The title fight will take place at the Nordic Fight Night in Esbjerg on February 9 and the 22-year-old Mendy is confident he can upset his unbeaten opponent on his own turf. "I am coming to Denmark to destroy Nielsen, I am Patrick 'The Tiger' Mendy, I will cut Nielsen everywhere and leave my mark on his face," he told the Maidenhead Advertiser.

Nielsen, who has won all 17 of his fights, eight by knockout, responded: "I have heard a lot of rubbish from my opponents before fights. "At the end of the day, it was always them in the dust, not me. It will be the same with Mendy. He's going down, like all of my opponents before him."

About Patrick Mendy

According to information gathered from wikipedia, Patrick Mendy is a professional boxer who was born in Gambia and currently lives in Maidenhead. He made his debut as a professional boxer on 6 March 2009 against Travis Dickinson and lost on points. He then lost his next fight as well against Tobias Webb on points, with each of his first two opponents their debuts. He was picked as a contender for the 13th series of Prizefighter where he went on to win the competition. He was also the youngest fighter ever to take part in the competition at the age of 19.

Mendy fought his first professional fight on 6 March 2009 and had a bad start to his career losing his first two fights against debuters Travis Dickinson and Tobias Webb. But he went on to win his next two fights, one against debuter Matt Jack on points and next against Luke Allon on points who had a record of two wins in two fights.

On June 30, 2010, Mendy competed in the 13th series of Prizefighter and came out the eventual winner of the competition. He came into the competition following a loss from undefeated Kenny Anderson. In his first fight he beat Sam Horton by TKO in the 1st round and broke the record for the fastest ever knockout in Prizefighter at 82 seconds (1:22min). In the semi-final he beat Daniel Cadman by unanimous decision with all the scorecards reading 29-28 in favour of Mendy. In the final he fought in-form Paul David and won on unanimous decision again and received £32,000 for his win, the judges scorecards were all in favour of Mendy, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27. In this series he broke an outstanding 3 Prizefighter records:

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