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Ulster Heavyweight Champion turns Pro

Ulster Elite heavyweight champion Karol Długosz has announced that he is turning professional.

The power-punching Polish-born fighter, who has been living in Ireland for 12 years, has linked up with Frank Warren’s Queensberry outfit as well as top Polish fight boss Mariusz Krawczy┼äski.

A delighted D┼éugosz said that “dreams come true” when announcing the move on social media last night.

‘Krusher’ relocated from ┼üaskarzew to Ballymoney as a 13 year old and boxed out of the Scorpion club.

Earlier this year D┼éugosz battered his way to the Ulster Elite title, Scorpion’s first ever, and reached the semi-finals of the Irish Elites.

Following this he would head to New York with the Ulster Elite team and claimed an impressive win over NY Golden Gloves champ Mark Sinatra.

Recently Długosz has been training in Manchester and will look to debut, at light heavyweight, this coming September on a to-be-announced show.

The big man is one of a number of Irish fighters to join the pro ranks this year alongside the likes of Callum Bradley, John Joyce, Dee Sullivan, Sean Duffy, Robbie Burke, Senan Kelly, Sam McDonald, Owen O’Neill, Paul McDonnell, Declan Kenna, Randal Barlow, Rhys Moran, and Katelynn Phelan.

Irish-Boxing.com wishes Karol the best of luck on his big move.


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie