From the Danish daily tabloid Ekstra Bladet:
---Brian Nielsen had Hasim Rahman on the floor twice during sparring in 1997.
"Has Hasim Rahman forgotten how badly I beat him? Had he forgotten I had him on
the floor twice during sparring? I never understood why he chose me as his
opponent in a volunteer defense."
The amazement of Brian Nielsens was replaced by scepticism when Ekstra Bladet
yesterday informed the heavyweight of the news from the USA: That Brians
former sparringpartner - now world champion - Hasim Rahman, has dumped the
After the scepticism came the honest appraisal from 'Super-Brian' of Rahman;
that the American actually had forgotten how strong Brian Nielsen was when the
sparred together. This happened most recently as a prelude to Brians battle
against Larry Holmes in 1997.
Isak Sebastian Lytting