The hype between the pair who say they do not like each other has been building all week and dates back to the spring, when on an eve of fight weigh-in, WBC Female World Super Welterweight Champion Mikaela Laurén, the former elite swimmer turned boxer from Stockholm, poured water over the head of her opponent Ivana Habazin.
The stunt was called 'embarassing' by Malmo's super lightweight contender Klara Svensson, who was fighting on the same undercard and chose to accompany the Croatian Habazin into the ring to show her support.
Now the Mikaela 'Nordic Queen' Laurén and 'Swedish Princess', Klara Svensson, will meet in the ring in a bitter grudge match at Hovet in Stockholm this Saturday. At stake is the vacant interim WBC Female World Welterweight title but also the unoffical title of Sweden's Number 1 female boxer.
At a final pre-fight fight press conference, Wednesday, Radio Sweden asked the bitter rivals whether the mutual antipathy between the pair was real or just hype.