By Przemek Garczarczyk
“Richard Hall’s best years are behind him, but you still have to fight him and beat him. This is a cruiserweight division where fighters are fast and strong. You have to hit them and hit them hard. You never take anybody lightly,” stated undefeated WBO #6, IBF #12 Krzysztof “Główka” Głowacki (19-0, 12 KOs). On October 19 in Wieliczka (Poland) 400 feet below the earth in a 700-year old salt mine, Głowacki will fight Jamaican former WBA champion Richard Hall (30-13, 28 KOs).
The “Underground Boxing Show” is promoted by Babilon Promotion, with Ulrich KnockOut Promotions.
The 27-year-old Głowacki was not a big fan of amateur boxing. “I met my current promoter, Tomek Babiloński when he was an assistant during Poland’s National Team camp, but there was always something wrong for me with fighting in headgear, all this automatic counting… I always fought hard, go forward hitting people. They hit back my gloves with some weak stuff and it was all the same! I lost this way, by one point, to current #1 IBF heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev; counting judges robbed me in Helsinki, when I fought another current top heavyweight, Robert Helenius. Some people you just had to knock out because everybody knew that they cannot be beat by decision” – said Głowacki.
The Polish fighter, who works with Fiodor Łapin, trainer of current WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk and up-and coming heavyweight Artur “The Pin” Szpilka, knows that beating Hall – convincingly – will open a lot of opportunities. “There’s a bigger fight for me scheduled for December 14 and in 2014, I would like the opportunity to test the new European Boxing Union champion, Grigory Drozd. I’m confident in my abilities, in my power” – said Głowacki, who won 7 of last 9 fights without waiting for judges’ scorecards.