Lolenga Mock to continue world title pursuit in 2019
Evergreen super-middleweight Lolenga Mock is adamant 2019 will be the year he finally completes his world title dream.
The Denmark-based Congolese was denied his shot at the WBC crown by a hotly-disputed points defeat to Avni Yildirim in September but is preparing to take a step back towards the top on January 19.
Mock (42-15-1-KO13) said: “2019 is definitely going to be the year the fairytale comes true. I’m still highly ranked in the world and I showed against Yildirim I can box the young, strong boys.
“I still train in the old school way. I don’t take breaks or holidays like some fighters. I keep training at a high-level together with the young boys. It motivates me because I pressure them and they pressure me.
“I’m incredibly motivated to make 2019 my year. I’ve improved mentally because every challenge in life gives you a possibility to learn. Losing the way I did in Germany could break you but I’ve kept my dignity and my dreams.
“I felt very strong against Yildirim. I won that fight and even the German fans were saying the same. Now I want to get back in the ring and show everybody that I’m still here and still chasing my dream.
“I want everybody to know that I live by my words – even if the result in Germany was not fair, I NEVER give up!”
Mock’s remarkable professional boxing career began in 1991 and he famously dropped future cruiserweight and heavyweight king David Haye in 2003.
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Lolenga Mock has signed with MTK Global after his clinical victory over Dmitrii Chudinov earned him a spot in the WBC top 15.
The Congolese super-middleweight, who is based in Denmark, has just turned 46 and is on an 11-fight winning streak stretching back to 2013.
Mock (42-14-1-KO13) famously dropped David Haye way back in 2003 and despite his advancing years, he’s adamant he’s in superb shape and world title glory awaits.
Mock said: “I’m ranked 15th in the world now and the WBC is the route I’m going down. I want to fight for a world title. That’s always been the dream.
“I’ll be looking to fight in England again. Before I fought Haye, nobody knew about me. Then everyone did and it’d be great to be back there.
“I’ve done things the hard way since my last defeat in 2013. I came back and had seven fights in 12 months – winning all of them against tough contenders in order to improve my ranking.
“I’m very glad to make this link-up with MTK Global. I know they’re the best managers out there and they’ll get me the chance to fight to become a world champion.”
MTK Global International Operations Director Paul Gibson added: “We’re pleased to welcome a fighter of Lolenga’s experience and stature to our team. We believe he has a real chance of achieving his dream late in his career.
“Since he’s been afforded the chance to fight in his adopted home country of Denmark, his results against top quality opposition speak for themselves. Now it’s up to us to deliver him a shot at the big time.”
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