8 Aug 2019

Dutch born pugilist Nick Frese is a man on a mission, with a dream in hand, to become the WBC welterweight champion of the world! That is a statement we hear day in, day out at the World Boxing Council, from ambitious professional boxers across the globe. They aspire to win a coveted WBC Green & Gold world championship strap.

For Nick Frese, that statement is part of the planned journey to the top, a venture that has seen him nurtured in the tough — no frills — rings of Southeast Asia, and Thailand in particular.

The former amateur standout, with 62 wins from 73 contests in the amateur rankings, narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2016 Olympics, which in turn ultimately sped up his decision to turn to the professional ranks.

He made his pro debut in December of 2016, winning via KO. Ten fights later — and a year out from injury — Frese currently sits on top of the welterweight tree in Asia. He recently won the WBC Asia welterweight title against Filipino boxer Sonny Katiandagho.

That victory came via a 6th round technical stoppage when Nick landed a crisp right hook, for the first of two eight counts, the second count came almost instantaneously: and then another barrage followed, sending the brave Katiandagho crashing to the canvas for the third and final time — where the referee finally called a halt to the bout.

The next step in the pugilistic ventures for the 25-year old, Bangkok based boxer, will see him return to America to train with his mentor, Ismael Salas, to prepare for his upcoming first defense of his WBC Asia 147Lb title.


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