QUEENSBERRY Poland have announced details for their inaugural show, which will be broadcast in Poland on Polsat – one of the biggest TV networks in the country.
The nascent company leaps into action next month with the first show taking place on Saturday November 21 in medieval Gniew Castle.
Queensberry Poland, which was co-founded by Francis Warren and leading Polish fight figure Mariusz Krawczynski, is a further expansion of the Queensberry Promotions brand.
Warren and Krawczynski have been busy signing up some of the best young talent in Polish boxing including four-times national champion Ryszard Lewicki, Michal Soczynski and unbeaten Pawel Augustynik (11-0, 5 KOs).
Augustynik who had been campaigning in Britain headlines the November show in a ten-round Light-Heavyweight clash against his countryman Darek Sek (28-6-3, 10 KOs).
Super-Welterweight Lewicki faces Piotr Brzoska (2-3-1, 1KO) on his debut and Cruiserweight Soczynski has his first paid bout against Mical Czykiel (2-1, 2 KOs).
An excited Francis Warren said: “This is a fantastic development for the whole of Queensberry and we are proud to be associated with Polsat for this first show, with a view to signing a long term deal very soon. We share the same vision for Polish boxing and believe we can turn Polish boxing into a global powerhouse over the coming years.
“Our first show on November 21 will be a celebration of Polish boxing, and the card will show just how strong Polish boxing will become under the Queensberry banner.
“We will champion Polish boxing. The shows will also give Polish boxing fans a look at some of the fine international talent on the Queensberry roster.
“Historically Queensberry’s track record of bringing through young boxers is second to none and our Polish signings will take the sport in their country to an all-time high.
His business partner Krawczynski added: “I am so excited about this venture with Francis Warren.
“Polish boxing needs strong people who will take care of it. I know, that with Frank and Francis we will do big things.
“Polsat is a strong partner and like the Queensberry Poland team they are people who care for boxing.
“For young Polish boxers I believe we can give them so much more than any other promoter in Poland.”
Also on the first bill Rafal Jackiewicz (51-27-3, 22 KOs) faces Bartlomiej Grafka (22-38-4, 10 KOs) in a six round Middleweight rematch following their draw last month.
Other new Queensberry Poland signings Super-Bantamweight Abdulkhay Sharakmatov and Light-Heavyweight Karol Dlugosz will both be making their professional debuts over four rounds.
Uzbekistan’s Sharakmatov’s opponent is to be confirmed and Dlugosz who made his name as an amateur in Ireland tackles Krzysztof Stawiarski (2-3 2 KOs).
Queensberry Poland has also signed Heavyweight prospect Kamil Mroczkowski, who has been one of the star performers in Polish amateur boxing in recent years.
Queensberry Promotions launch Queensberry Poland
QUEENSBERRY PROMOTIONS is expanding with the exciting launch of Queensberry Poland.
The new operation will be headed up by leading Polish fight figure Mariusz Krawczynski who has formed the company with Francis Warren.
There will be regular Queensberry Poland shows and Krawczynski and Warren are already signing some of the country’s best young boxers.
Among the amateur stars already signed are Cruiserweight Michael Soczynski and Heavyweight sensation Kamil Mroczkowski.
Krawczynski said of the new partnership: “This is a very exciting link-up and we have shown our intentions by signing Michael and Kamil who are two of the best amateur boxers in Poland.
“Kamil has had a bit of time out, but he is a big name in Poland and just 21-years-old.
“I have set up Queensberry Poland with Francis, and the venture will do so much for boxing in Poland.
“We will get maximum exposure for our boxers in Poland and very soon we will be staging our own promotions.
“We have two broadcasters I am speaking with and we will work out the best way to do this.”
Francis Warren added: “Poland has got a history of world champions, but they have all had to go to America for marquee fights and paydays.
“We want to make Poland a boxing powerhouse so homegrown stars can win and defend world titles at home instead of having to travel halfway across the world.”
Frank Warren said: “We are always looking to expand the Queensberry Promotions brand and after doing a lot of work and meeting Mariusz, Poland appealed.
“We will be signing top Polish amateurs who we can build and make them into champions of tomorrow.
“Queensberry has a track record of doing that and I believe we can lift Polish boxing to an all-time high over the next few years.
“I am sure that when young Polish boxers meet Mariusz and Francis they will know their careers are in good hands.
“We will also help get the boxers exposure on British shows and some of our fighters based here can go across to Poland and gain invaluable experience.”
News of the inaugural Queensberry Poland show and broadcasting arrangements will be announced shortly.