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Lukasz Rozanski vs Alen Babic – Results & Post-Fight Report

Rozanzski destroys Babic to become WBC bridgerweight champion

Lukasz Rozanski stunned Alen Babic with a ruthless first round knockout in Poland Photo Credit: BOXXER / Lawrence Lustig
Lukasz Rozanski stunned Alen Babic with a ruthless first round knockout in Poland Photo Credit: BOXXER / Lawrence Lustig

Lukasz Rozanski ruthlessly took the vacant WBC bridgerweight title at G2A Arena in Rzeszow, Poland, as he stopped Alen Babic inside a round.

The bridgerweight division had only come to reality just over a year ago, and with inaugural WBC champion, Oscar Rivas forced to pull out of a scheduled defence against Rozanski, Babic stepped in to contest the vacant title.

The pair went to war from the off as expected, and a big right hand from Rozanski (15-0, KO14) dropped the Croat just after halfway through the first round.

The Pole went for the finish after ’The Savage’ beat the count, and a tottering Babic was in big trouble.

After Rozanski unleashed a frantic attack, the referee intervened to hand the 37-year-old the title.

Rozanski celebrates becoming the WBC bridgerweight title after blasting out Babic Photo Credit: BOXXER / Lawrence Lustig
Rozanski celebrates becoming the WBC bridgerweight title after blasting out Babic Photo Credit: BOXXER / Lawrence Lustig
Bakole blasts out Shevadzutskyi

The undercard featured Martin Bakole, and the Scotland-based heavyweight kept on track for a world title shot with a third round stoppage of Ihor Shevadzutskyi (10-1, 8 KOs).

Bakole (19-1, 14 KOs) trapped the previously unbeaten Ukrainian on the ropes, and unloaded with spiteful shots that forced the referee’s hand in ending the contest.

Cieslak becomes European champion

Michal Cieslak claimed the vacant European cruiserweight title, as he knocked out Dylan Bregeon in the fourth round of their meeting.

Cieslak (24-2, 18 KOs) swarmed over Bregeon (12-3-1, 3 KOs) with several clubbing right hands, and although the Frenchman beat the count, another sustained attack forced the 29-year-old to the canvas once more, where he was unable to get up in time to continue.

Remaining Undercard

Jeamie TKV (5-0, 3 KOs) knocked out Michal Boloz (5-5-2, 5 KOs) in the second round of their heavyweight contest, and Steed Woodall (18-1-1, 11 KOs) was given a good test by Boris Crighton (11-3, 7 KOs), eventually coming through 77-75 on all three cards after eight rounds at light heavyweight.

Laurą Grzyb (9-0, 3 KOs) became the new European super bantamweight champion, as she took a split decision win against Maria Cecchi (8-2, 2 KOs).

Heavyweight prospect, Prior Lacz (6-0, 6 KOs) stayed perfect as a pro, knocking out Milos Budincic (2-5-1) inside a round, and middleweight Tomasz Zarzeczny (3-0, 1 KO) scored a four round points win against Andrija Kuzman (0-1).

Debutant Adrianna Jedrzejczyk (1-0, 1 KO) enjoyed a third round stoppage win at welterweight against Monika Lis (0-1), also making her bow, and another debutant was Daniel Plonka (1-0, 1 KOs), with the cruiserweight hope halting Marko Petricevic (0-7) inside a round.

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