Dawid Kostecki (37-1, 24 KO) added another win to his record, outpointing rugged Lolenga Mock (30-13-1, 12 KO) in 10 rounds. Fight took place in Rzeszów, headlining Wojak Boxing Night. Popular ''Gypsy'' showed improved tactical and technical approach, being able to control the fight by good movement and sharp counters, although fight was very competitive due to Danish-based fighter's experience, which allowed him to land some dangerous overhand rights. One of these punches caught Kostecki off-balance in the 9th round and ''Gypsy'' went down on canvas. It was a scary moment but Dawid wasn't seriously hurt and managed to regain his composure, fiercely attacking in the 10th. Judges scorecards were: 99-91 and 97-92 twice - all for ''Gypsy''. It was a classy display of all-around skill, yet there are still questions to be asked about Kostecki's future. He simply needs to fight better people.
One fighter who really impressed on that night was Artur Szpilka (6-0, 4 KO), coming back after doing time. His unbeaten opponent Ramiz Hadziaganovic (8-1, 7 KO) lasted nearly 30 seconds - ''Szpila'' knocked him out cold with perfectly placed short right hook. Many experts in Poland are predicting big things for Szpilka and he's recently getting a lot of public attention. His next fight will be in US, a good chance for a gifted southpaw boxer-puncher to impress American fans.
Dawid ''Gypsy'' Kostecki (36-1, 24 KO), Polish light-heavyweight fighter currently ranked fourth by WBC, will meet Danish-based Congolese Lolenga Mock (30-12-1, 12 KO) in the headliner of 16th Wojak Boxing Night on 25th of June in Rzeszów, Poland. 39-year old ''Lumumba Boy'' replaces previously announced Alejandro Lakatos and is expected to provide a good test for popular ''Gypsy'', who is promoted by Andrzej Wasilewski.
On 30th of January 2010 Mock won European Union super middleweight title, beating relatively unknown Italian Giovanni de Carolis by close UD. In his last fight, almost a year after winning the championship, he made his first defense against hometown favourite Lorenzo Di Giacomo, beating him by wide UD in Abruzzo, Italy. Mock remains famous for knocking David Haye down in the second round of their 2003 encounter. Fight was controversially stopped in the fourth and Haye was declared a winner by TKO - English knockout artist is still the only man who managed to stop Mock. Other highly rated opponents in Mock's career are Lucian Bute and Mario Veit.
Kostecki seems to be in very good shape as he was recently preparing to fight Zsolt Erdei in US. It didn't happen - reportedly for financial reasons - and Dawid's still waiting for big fights. In the ring in Rzeszów we will also see unbeaten heavyweight prospect Andrzej Wawrzyk (21-0, 10 KO), highly ranked by WBC Adam Jonak (junior middleweight, 29-0-1, 19 KO) and young talent Łukasz Maciec (13-2-2, 2 KO). Tickets for Wojak Boxing Night are available on eventim.pl.
After a superb performance, Dawid Kostecki (33-1, 23 KO) defeated Dario Cichello (18-7-2, 5 KO) in a fight for vacant IBC light heavyweight title which took place in Rzeszów, Poland. Kostecki finished his Italian rival in the seventh round when he floored Cichello with a powerful right hook. The Italian managed to stand up but Daniel Van de Viele, an experienced referee, mercifully stopped this uneven contest.
’81 born Kostecki fully controlled the fight from the first gong, He seemed to be too fast for his 31-year-old opponent who looked bewildered in a few moments of the battle. The Polish light heavyweight was close to finish the fight in the fourth round knocking Cichello down with a right hook. The Italian survived thanks to the bell announcing the round’s end. In the next two bouts, constantly attacking “Gypsy” did not let Cichello to respond properly and finished the job in the seventh one. When the Italian unexpectedly started his hasty attack and tried to hit Kostecki in the corner, the Pole dealt the final blow of the clash, winning by TKO.
Undefeated since 2006 Dawid Kostecki (32-1, 22 KO) will stand a chance of winning vacant IBC light heavyweight belt during "Wojak Boxing Night" on February 6th in Rzeszów, Poland. His opponent will be a former pretender to EBU-EU title – Dario Cichello (18-6-2, 5 KO).
'78 born Cichello is a bit taller than Kostecki, he is 1,84 m. In 2008, the Italian lost via unanimous decision to Antonio Brancalion in a fight for EBU-EU light heavyweight title. The bout turned out to be the only Cichello's defeat in three years time.
Originally, Kostecki's promoters announced Carl Handy as the rival of "Gypsy" in Rzeszów but the decision was changed in connection with possible problems of the opponent's leaving his country – Canada.
WBC #9 / WBA #12 light heavyweight Dawid “Gypsy” Kostecki moved to 31-1, with 21 KOs, following a spirited win over previously unbeaten compatriot Grzegorz Soszynski (16-1-1, 7 KOs) in a thrilling all-Polish ten-rounder. Soszynski took the first couple of rounds with his constant pressure, but as soon as veteran technician Kostecki got adjusted to his style, less experienced fighter started to be fooled around. Kostecki, working from the outside, got more and more confident as the bout progressed. Lately in round six, Kostecki connected with a left hook and decked Soszynski but was unable to finish him in time. Rounds seven and eight were in Kostecki favor as well, his body punches becoming more and more effective. In round nine, Soszynski mounted a slight comeback but the end was once again in Gypsy’s favor. All three judges voted for his unanimous decision, which also resulted in the first setback of Soszynski’s career.