By Alexey Sukachev
Steadily rising Polish cruiserweight contender Pawel Kolodziej (23-0, 12 KOs) scored his possibly biggest career win so far last Saturday, when he outpointed rugged Czech veteran Roman Kracik (29-2-1, 17 KOs) over twelve hard-fought rounds with the scores: 118-111 and 118-110 (twice). WBC #11 and WBA #14 ranked fighter captured the vacant IBC minor title during the process.
Kolodziej took the first two rounds with his counterpunch ability and left jab, stopping Czech aggressor on his toes. In round three, Kracik increased the tempo and started to find his rhythm but rounds four through six were again for the Polish stylist, who used his right uppercut at first to check Kracik’s chin and later put his opponent at bay with his straight left. The second half of the fight saw Kolodziej steadily building up the lead. In rounds nine and twelve the Pole was close to stopping the brave Czech but Kracik just kept coming.
Also successful were light middleweight Damian Jonak (22-0, 17 KOs), cruiserweights Lukasz Janik (15-0, 8 KOs) and Tomasz Hutkowski (15-0-1, 11 KOs), super middleweight Maciej Myszkin (2-0, 2 KOs) and welterweight Wojciech Depa (8-0, 8 KOs), all of them scoring stoppages and also the BBU International titlist Lukasz Maciec (7-0, 2 KOs), who has won on points.
The event at Targowisko Miejskie, Ruda Sląska, was organized by the leading Polish promotional group Bullit KnockOut Promotions.