Horrible accident sabotaged his career

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Horrible accident sabotaged his career

See the English Fight Night 1. February with Sarah Mahfouds VM-bang and seven other profkampe. Buy access right here - Yes, it was a hell of a horrible accid

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
31 January 2020 Friday 11:00
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Horrible accident sabotaged his career

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- Yes, it was a hell of a horrible accident.

To commemorate the 20-year-old superweltervægter Oliver Mengs father, Morten Meng, the fateful day back in 1992, where he as an 18-year-old drove the wrong on his Harley-Davidson.

- I broke the neck in two places, broke all of the ribs as well as arms and legs - and ended up also with a massive collection of fluid in the brain - when I drove wrong on the rot motorcycle, says the 46-year-old Morten Meng.

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- There are probably many who will think that I am now releasing my own career in boxing through Oliver, but it is delete, delete, not my intentions. I have never forced Oliver to boxes, says Morten Meng, who under all circumstances are prould like hell of his kid. Photo: Per Rasmussen
At the time was Morten Meng otherwise among the best amatørboksere, he says with a certain pride in his voice, with a large number of matches on the cv.

Morten Meng, who at the age of nine in 1983 started to boxing was in the beginning of the 90's namely among the usual suspects, he says, which is constantly duellerede for the coveted seats on the Danish national team, and it was under the red-and-white tab at the international tournaments that he, by his own admission met some of the strongest ungdomsboksere, that existed at that time.

Historic title defense

the 20-year-old Oliver Meng (7-0, 3 KO's), who already wrote themselves into the history books, as he as a 19-year-old became the youngest Danish juniorverdensmester to date with a KO victory in the second round of the Maono Ally, repeats the feat, when he 1. February in Frederiksberg Hallerne make up for a defense of his IBF title against the two years older ukrainer Vasyl Kurasov (11-3, 6 KO's).


Sat in a wheelchair in five years
But with a was in the tenth brutally sabotaged, it was over. A difficult pill to swallow for Morten Meng, who in his own words the loved boxes - just like his son, Oliver Meng, do it today.

I had not the boxes more, and in the course of the four-five subsequent years, I sat in the wheelchair, I was operated on 13-14 times, says Morten Meng, who emotionally seems to understate a bit when he dry notes:

- It was damn hard.

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Morten Meng, else hard had been trying to push Oliver in the direction of both motorcross, football and gymnastics, eventually had to realize that his son would rather go to boxing. Photo: Per Rasmussen
Morten Meng turned then boxing the back and thought, ‘fuck it!’, he recalls, while both the boxing gloves, medals and cups were quickly stored away on a dusty attics, in an old crate.

Morten had it even tight just to watch boxing on television, he adds, and avoided, therefore, boxing completely and utterly in a few years - right up until Oliver came into the world.

Meng-seniors comeback-match

When Oliver Meng began boxing in Nykøbing Falster BK ended up Morten in the first place as an assistant coach at the club - later Morten Meng ended up with the focus solely on Oliver's career.

In 2013, when Denmark's Boxes-Union amendment on the regulations, would Morten Meng, 10 days before he reached the age of 40 years, boxes its last amatørkamp. And it came to pass in december 2013 in Nykøbing F. hallen in front of more than 1000 spectators, as the entire two Meng's, senior and junior, fought to the very same amatørstævne.


an Irony of Fate that
just randomly fell Oliver: a fine day for the 12-13 years ago over the old, dusty trophies and old boxing gloves, who else heard a repressed past.

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- We had never dared to dream that Oliver should go and be juniorverdensmester in his fifth fight, it sounds a little proud as only a father can be. Photo: Per Rasmussen
You can call it an irony of fate that the glorious days of his father's amateur career, which otherwise seemed to be shelved for always, as if by magic got an irresistible alluring effect on the then else a little insecure, shy Gedser-boy, Oliver.

Oliver would kraftedeme also go to boxing? I surrendered myself to the last and called the boxing club in Nykøbing, to which they answered, that if he just had the merest hint of the talent I had as a boy, so should I just troop up with him as soon as possible, " said Morten Meng.

Meng family Box Gym

today Meng family together opened Team Meng Box Gym in Nykøbing F. Here, the Danish IBF juniorverdensmester, 20-year-old Oliver Meng, exercise more targeted, among others, his - at the time of writing - belarusian partner up to his title defense 1. February in Frederiksberg Hallerne.

For daily allows the Meng family weekly, a number of local joggers and other folks sweat on to various exercise classes, so the little boxes-shop can run safely around.


- A crazy evening
Talent, had Oliver, who as an amateur was both nephew, Danish and nordic champion several times with 15 matches to follow.

today is Morten Meng back in the sport, and as a coach for his unbeaten son, they achieved together Oliver's until now absolutely big highlight, as he in Nykøbing F. hallen last year captured the IBF's juniorverdensmester title in superweltervægt with a spectacular knockoutsejr.

- A crazy night, remember Morten, who continues:

- We had never dared to dream that Oliver should go and be juniorverdensmester in his fifth fight, it sounds a little proud as only a father can be.

I started to boxing at the age of nine, but did it on the sly. I had no boxes for my parents, because you - a little caricatured said, admit I was stupid and got a nasty nose. I saved my workout clothes away quickly, when I came home from training, until my trainer one day called and told my parents that he would have me on the club's kamphold, says Morten Meng. Photo: Per Rasmussen

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Updated: 31.01.2020 11:00
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