Blackledge upsets the Danes and the odds by stopping L****n
[IMG]http://static.boxrec.com/wiki/5/5c/Mads_L****n_Luke_Blackledge.jpg[/IMG]Lancashire's unbeaten 21 year-old Luke Blackledge
was a surprise, late substitute comeback opponent for Denmark's ageing 'Golden Boy' Mads L****n
in Herning tonight.
Fortunately, nobody gave young Luke the script and he halted L****n in the fourth round.
L****n, 39, a former world title challenger at super-middleweight, was having his first fight in 18 months after being stopped in the seventh round of a match for the vacant European title against Ulsterman Brian Magee.
The heavily-tattooed Dane (pictured at the weigh in with Blackledge
), stepping up to light-heavyweight, must have expected to get back on track against a relative novice but Blackledge travelled to spoil the party and did so, stopping the home favourite after 1:20 of the fourth session.
At the time of the stoppage, Blackledge was behind on all three cards. A Danish source observed that, 'Blackledge was very dirty and it must have mentally challenged L****n...(Blackledge) knocked L****n down but it looked like L****n looked for an excuse to quit."
The youngster improves to 10-0 whilst L****n, now 51-4, probably needs to think carefully about his future in the sport.