Two time Lithuanian Amateur Heavyweight Champion Paulius Kasiulevicius is set to debut in the professional ranks, on the Johnny Eames TKO Events promoted Two Tribes show, headlined by Colin Lynes versus Beka Sutidze at York Hall on Saturday 1st June 2013.
Kasiulevicius, who throughout his amateur career amassed numerous national and international accolades, is being hailed as a seriously exciting prospect, with World Championship potential by his manager and promoter, the aforementioned Mr. Johnny Eames.
Currently training both at the VK Gym in Bognor Regis, with John Murray, as well as the TRAD TKO gym in Canning Town, Kasiulevicius will be facing fellow debutant Adel Badawy on June 1st.
Following a full on sparring session with fellow TRAD TKO Heavyweight prospect Tom Little, Kasiulevicius spoke briefly on his amateur career and his impending debut.
I started boxing when I was nine years old, my father put me in a boxing gym, so Ive been training and boxing for fifteen years.
I had one hundred and eighty five amateur fights, won over a hundred and thirty fights. I won many titles in my career in juniors and seniors and was two time Lithuanian Champion.
Ive been training with John Murray, at the VK Gym in Bognor Regis, and Johnny Eames at the TRAD TKO in London.You get best sparring here at the TRAD TKO.
I think the fans will like me, Im exciting fighter and I will beat that guy, hes not lucky.
Paulius head coach at both the TRAD TKO and VK Gyms John Murray then added.
Ive been training Paulius about three months down at the VK Gym in Bognor Regis, obviously Ive been helping Johnny out also with Joel McIntyre and Andy Gattenby.
When I see Paulius up here the first time sparring I could see he needed some help with his fitness, so Johnny took me aside and asked me to work on that and his technique.
Weve been working on his stamina and endurance as well as developing his power really.
Paulius has aspirations to be a World beater, but hes still a baby as a Heavyweight at twenty four, so we need to be patient.
Saying that though were expecting an explosive debut on the 1st June.
Paulius Kasiulevicius against Adel Badawy features on the undercard of Colin Lynes versus Beka Sutidze which headlines the Johnny Eames promoted Two Tribes Go To War event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 1st June 2013.
Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available on line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town or from direct from Paulius or any of the fighters taking part.