By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Piotr Duszczyk
Boxing in a beautifully restored, but nearly 700-year-old salt mine? It will happen – again, for the fifth time, in Wieliczka, near famous city of Krakow, Poland. “This is something else, nothing can compare to be here, to fight in this unique environment,” – said Tomasz Babiloński, promoter of the “Wieliczka Underground Show” in a Fightnews.com interview.
Babiloński heads “Babilon Promotions” and is organizing this one of a kind event in cooperation with Ulrich KnockOut Promotions. the October 19 show in Wieliczka (http://www.wieliczka-saltmine.com/) will be officially certified as a world record by England’s “Guinness Book of Records” representatives and televised live by Polsat.
The Polish promoter is quick to point out that there is a lot more than just the curiosity factor to watch this event.
“This not only about being here in one of the most unique places on Earth; it’s about great boxing. #6 WBO, #12 IBF ranked, undefeated cruiserweight Krzysztof Głowacki (19-0, 12 KOs) will fight former world champion Richard Hall (30-13, 28 KOs), and I’m really confident that it’s just a matter of time when Głowacki will challenge for world title.
“We will also have in Wieliczka one of the most promising new Polish heavyweights Krzysztof Zimnoch (16-0, 11 KO). If you don’t know, who Zimnoch is, just know this: he is the last man who beat the new American heavyweight hope Deontay Wilder in the ring, at the Amateur World Championships in Chicago. Zimnoch will be in Wieliczka Undergroud Show main event,” concluded Babiloński.