The WBC World Bridgerweight Championship belt was awarded to Poland’s Lukasz Rozanski (15-0, 14 KO’s) after he demolished Alen ‘The Savage’ Babic (11-1, 10 KO’s) of Croatia in a thrilling but brief encounter at the packed G2A Arena. The fight was co-promoted by Knockout Promotions and featured the local favourite Rozanski.
Both men came to the ring with knockout records and aggressive styles, but it was Rozanski who landed the first big blow and never let Babic off the hook. He chased him around the ring with relentless pressure and power punches, forcing the referee to stop the contest at 2.10 of the first round.
On the undercard, Jeamie TKV, who hails from Tottenham, London, stopped Michal Boloz in the second round with a vicious body attack.
Boloz, who has a record of 5-4 with two knockouts, was no match for TKV’s speed and accuracy. TKV landed several hard shots to Boloz’s midsection, causing him to wince and retreat. TKV then unleashed a flurry of punches that sent Boloz through the ropes and onto the floor, prompting the referee to wave off the fight.
TKV was pleased with his performance, but admitted he had more to offer. “I started a bit slow, he had weight behind his punches so I needed to be smart. I knew if I caught him in the body nicely, he was going to go,” TKV told Sky Sports reporter Andy Scott at ringside post-fight.
“I’ve got more to show, more to come. I want more fights, more experience. I hope the guys at home enjoyed that knockout.”
TKV’s knockout was one of the highlights of the night, which also featured Alen Babic winning the WBC bridgerweight title against Lukasz Rozanski, Martin Bakole defeating Ihor Shevadzutskyi, and Caroline Dubois continuing her unbeaten run.
But TKV has bigger ambitions than just being a highlight reel. He wants to challenge the best in the British heavyweight scene, especially Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke.
Clarke, who recently turned pro after representing Great Britain at Tokyo 2020, has been mandated to face Fabio Wardley for the British heavyweight title. Wardley is TKV’s gym-mate and friend, and TKV is confident that Wardley will beat Clarke.
However, TKV also has a personal score to settle with Clarke, who he claims disrespected him on live TV.
“He actually went on TV and disrespected me. I’ve taken that personally. So I said you know what I don’t care, I want to fight you,” TKV said.