Legendary Danish promoter Mogens Palle passes away at 88

Promoter Mogens Palle, a trailblazing and tireless promoter within the European scene for over six a long time, has handed away on the age of 88 from most cancers, in accordance with a message from his daughter Bettina.

“Regardless of his fragile well being in the long run, he fought on” stated the promoter’s daughter. “Love you endlessly!”

Palle began his profession in 1957 on the age of 23 and introduced his retirement final April after selling his final occasion in Copenhagen, with a card during which Sarah Mahfoud defeated Nina Meinke for the IBF featherweight belt.

In all these years, he constructed a profession that may lastly get him inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame in 2008, changing into Denmark’s solely IBHOF inductee to this point. Among the many many countrymen that he promoted are Mikkel Kessler, Jimmy Bredahl, Thomas Damgaard, Brian Nielsen and plenty of extra.

A few of his most memorable fights in Denmark embrace Carlos Monzon-Tom Bogs, Brian Nielsen-Larry Holmes, Emile Griffith towards each Tom Bogs and Chris Christensen, Michael Spinks-Steffen Tangstad, Mustafa Wasajja-Bob Foster, Mike Tyson-Brian Nielsen, and others. He introduced Muhammad Ali for an exhibition in 1979 as effectively, and all through his profession turned a beacon for boxing within the Baltic area, main the likes of Mikkel Kessler, Ayub Kalule and Johnny Bredahl to world titles and increasing his actions to Norway and Sweden as effectively.

“He turned Denmark right into a powerhouse in Europe,” stated boxing author Jens Sillesen in a social media submit. “He was a charismatic one who leaves an ideal void behind within the sport of boxing.”

“I’m very pleased with what I’ve achieved,” had stated Palle in a press release on the day he determined to place an finish to his profession. “It began with a hit in 1957, and I’d very very like it to finish there as effectively. I’m not afraid to die. I’ve had an ideal life, and I’ve labored with the game I really like. I take a look at it this fashion. Dying is like falling asleep, you simply don’t get up once more.”

He’s survived by his daughter Bettina Palle, who now runs the household’s Danish Combat Night time promotional outfit, and his grandson Christian Palle.

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