July 20, 2024
Lukasz Rozanski blasts Alen Babic away in one wild round to win WBC bridgerweight title in Poland | Boxing News

Lucasz Rozanski claimed the vacant WBC bridgerweight title with a devastating initial-round stoppage of Alen Babic in Poland.

Babic and Rozanski promised a collision of unbridled ferocity when they achieved at the G2A Arena in Rzeszow, the latter’s hometown.

They did just that, however the struggle finished even far more quickly than expected.

Rozanski puts Babic down early (Pics: Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER)

Both of those adult men flew out from their corners at the first bell, seeking to unload their heaviest punches and it was Rozanski who landed initially.

They met head on in the centre of the ring, but Rozanski stung ‘The Savage’ with a appropriate cross.

He barrelled into the Croatian, relocating ahead even as Babic fired furious punches into his body.

Rozanski, even though, was throwing and landing hurtful punches, imposing his physicality from the commence. He doubled his still left hook, snagging Babic’s chin and shaking him.

Up close all over again Rozanski’s still left hook swept in to Babic’s chin and just about knocked the Croatian off his ft. The Savage was battling to get his legs again beneath him, hunting to maintain for a second right before attempting to toss punches again.

It left him open up for a additional onslaught and Rozanski knocked him down to the canvas.

Babic rose, established however. But he could not stem the frenzied salvoes Rozanski slung by way of.

A appropriate strike him flush and the Pole was pummelling him on the ropes. Babic attempted to raise his gloves, attempted to block the pictures but those punches have been flying via and the referee intervened following two minutes and 10 seconds of mayhem.

The G2A Arena erupted as the hometown hero gained the vacant WBC bridgerweight title.

Bridgerweight is a fat course developed at 224lbs, to fill a gap between cruiserweight and present day gargantuan heavyweights. The WBC created the division and is the only sanctioning human body to recognise it.

Rozanski celebrates as the arena erupts close to him

It named the division right after American schoolboy Bridger Walker, who saved his younger sister from a pet assault in Wyoming in 2020 and subsequently suffered chunk wounds himself.

It is a novel championship but it produces prospects for the winner. The major-name cruiserweights, perhaps Richard Riakporhe, probably even the Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith winner, could think about shifting up to battle for it.

It also opens up achievable alternatives for upcoming fights at heavyweight as well as further more title defences for Rozanski now.

For Babic, he will have to rebuild. He sent the motion he promised, but not the final result he longed for. He was beaten at his possess sport, a cruel just one at times even if it is undeniably fascinating to look at.

‘Like a bar brawl’

Spencer Oliver, speaking to Sky Sports:

“There was no boxing system or finesse, it was heading to be a bar brawl and that is just what we obtained. I am gutted for Babic but the correct male won.

“Rozanski landed early and hardly ever let Babic off the hook. Babic experimented with to rally but Rozanski acquired a outstanding end. It was unbelievable although it lasted.

“Babic arrived out and tried to box but Rozanski was flying, went wild straightaway. Babic commonly arrives out like that but tonight he satisfied his match.

“He arrived unstuck against a dude who wished it so bad. He was not heading drop in front of his household group. Rozanski landed 1st and that was the variance.”

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Dan Azeez and Johnny Nelson talk about Rozanski’s gorgeous first-round defeat of Babic

Jonny Nelson, talking to Sky Athletics:

“Babic was caught betwixt and concerning – does he combat, does he box?

“I believe Babic anticipated to stroll as a result of Rozanski and beat the struggle out of him but the moment he got clipped, you could see he was befuddled, discombobulated.

“It was a shock to Babic, experience the electrical power he commonly puts on all people else. It was a tough way to find out a severe lesson. He met a different little Tasmanian devil and he was not ready for that.

“If at any time there was a time for Babic to be Babic, it was tonight. The worst detail he could do was test to box this person, especially if it was new to him. How does he transfer forward from here?”

Dan Azeez, speaking to Sky Athletics:

“If that was going to occur, I believed Babic would do it. That was a statement from Rozanski. Brutal!

“It really is about how Babic comes again. Will he continue to be with his trainer? Will he consider to box a lot more or will he go back again to getting The Savage?”