Icelandic heavyweight Kolbeinn Kristinsson is gearing up for a significant challenge as he steps into the ring for his first scheduled eight-round bout on December 2. The venue for this anticipated clash will be the Sofiensale in Vienna, Austria, where Kristinsson, the sole active male professional boxer from Iceland, will face off against Bosnian southpaw Mirko Tintor.
Having maintained an impressive record of 14 wins, including 8 knockouts, the 35-year-old Kristinsson is not only seeking victory but also navigating unfamiliar territory as he confronts his first southpaw opponent in the professional arena. Standing at an imposing 6 feet 6 inches and weighing in at 250 pounds, Kristinsson last showcased his skills at the Sofiensale on September 30, where he secured a two-round victory over British journeyman Michael Bassett.
On the opposite side of the ring stands the 36-year-old Tintor from Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a record of 16 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw, along with 9 knockouts. Despite coming off a three-fight losing streak, Tintor remains a formidable opponent, adding an extra layer of challenge for Kristinsson.
Kristinsson, hailing from Gardabaer, Iceland, expressed his enthusiasm about returning to Vienna, emphasizing his eagerness to deliver an outstanding performance. As he prepares for the bout in the Icelandic capital region of Reykjavik, Kristinsson is actively seeking financial support to facilitate travel to Ireland or the United Kingdom, where he hopes to engage in valuable sparring sessions with southpaw opponents.
With the anticipation building for this clash of heavyweights, fans and boxing enthusiasts alike are eager to witness how Kolbeinn Kristinsson will navigate this new challenge and continue to make waves in the world of professional boxing. Stay tuned for what promises to be a thrilling showdown in Vienna on December 2.