All aboard – Debutant Karol Dlugosz boards promotional steam train

Karol Dlugosz believes he will board a promotional steam train, that will enable him to steam roll his way to the top of the boxing pile, tomorrow night.

The power-punching Polish-born fighter, who has been living in Ireland for 12 years, has linked up with Frank Warren as well as top Polish fight boss Mariusz Krawczyński and signed with Queensbury Poland.

The Ulster Elite heavyweight title winner and National Elite semi finalist takes part in the new set ups first show tomorrow night – and believes it will be the start of a successful adventure.

The show, which takes place in a castle and will be broadcast on Polish TV, as well as Boxnation, meaning there is plenty of spotlight surrounding the former Scorpion BC amateur’s debut.

“Queensberry Poland are associated with Queensberry it’s a huge project. There are a lot of people involved who have a huge amount of experience in boxing. I look at it as a steam train that nobody is going to be able to stop – and as long as I’m doing my job right i will be on it,” he said trying to explain the magnitude of the project and the occasion to Irish-boxing.com.

That sense of occasion isn’t lost on ‘Krusher’, who is brimming with excitement.

“I’m happy and excited, how many in the world get a chance to fight at a such a historical venue, especially on there debut. We are being treated here as champions.”

The new to scene light heavy has been handed an interesting debut test.

Pawel Martyniuk [4(4)-5(0)], who mans the opposite corner, comes with an intriguing record.

The 32-year-old has five defeats, one of which came against Conor Doherty in Belfast, comes into the clash on the back of three first round knockouts.

In fact each of his four wins have come via stoppage in the first round, notably not against opposition of note, but it does suggest he can punch.

“I think he’s decent,” Dlugosz adds.

“It could possibly be hard enough fight, but I’m really excited and looking forward to find me feet in professional ring,” he continues before discussing camp.

“Camp went 100 times better than I could imagine. My former amateur coach came on board and is doing brilliant work to make sure I’m ready. He organised and prepared everything at the highest standards. In 6 weeks I pushed myself to the limits and developed my skill set and punch power.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]