By Przemek Garczarczyk
Poland’s Kamil “Little Tyson” Laszczyk (7-0, 5 KO) won the Mid-South featherweight belt during the main event in Tunica, Mississippi, winning 60-54 on the scorecards after a hard battle in every round against seasoned Texas champion Samuel Sanchez (7-3, 3 KO). “It was a lot tougher fight that I expected. Sanchez came to fight, had two months to prepare and never backed down. I liked this challenge but it was a real test versus a fighter with a lot more experience in American-style boxing that I had. At least until this night,” said 21-year-old Laszczyk, a Polish national champion fighting now for Global Boxing in North Bergen, New Jersey.
“He fought like a man possessed” said his promoter and Global Boxing owner Mariusz Kolodziej. “Kamil will never look for excuses but we arrived in Tunica fighting in 130 pound division, only to be informed that Mid-South championship belt is in featherweight division. It’s not easy to lose 5 pounds in 48 hours for somebody who is just muscle and bones,” said Kolodziej. “But I like what I saw – Kamil forced the tempo, never stopped going forward against Sanchez who never backed down. This is why the winners were also the all fans in the Fitzgerald Hotel and Casino.”