In a clash for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title, WBC #1 rated Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (43-2-1, 32 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over WBC #2 Giacobbe Fragomeni (26-3-1, 10 KOs) to claim the belt formerly held by Zsolt Erdei on Saturday night at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland.
The Polish star Wlodarczyk dropped the 40-year-old Fragomeni with a big right hand at the end of round six, but the rugged Italian showed no lingering effects in the following round. However, in round eight Wlodarczyk jumped all over Fragomeni and dropped him again. Referee Frank Garza then waved off the fight. The two had battled to a disputed draw one year ago.
The return contest for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title between Krzysztof Włodarczyk (42-2-1, 31 KO) and Giacobbe Fragomeni (26-2, 1, 10 KO) will be the main event of the evening of boxing scheduled on May 15 at Atlas Arena in Łódź, Poland. Apart from the championship bout, the spectators will have an opportunity to watch several top Polish fighters in action, icluding undefeated Andrzej Wawrzyk, Tomasz Hutkowski and Damian Jonak.
The first meeting of Włodarczyk and Fragomeni took place almost one year ago in Rome. Although Włodarczyk managed to floor the rival in the ninth round, the battle finished with a draw. "Diablo", a former IBF champion cannot reconcile himself with the result and seems to be self-confident before the rematch. - The result of our first fight was unjust. Fragomeni will be definitelty afraid of the revenge, he suffered a lot of my powerful punches. - the Pole claims. - Fragomeni is not a typical puncher, he rather deals numerous blows and grows weaker round by round. I don't disregard him. Plainly, I am aware of my strength – the cruiserweight states.
KnockOut Promotions group won the purse bid for the fight between Krzysztof Włodarczyk and Giacobbe Fragomeni. The contest for the WBC Cruiserweight belt will probably take place on June 5th in Warsaw, Poland. The offer of the Polish group amounted to 616 thousands dollars and exceeded the OPI 2000 tender by 139 thousands.
The contest will be a rematch for the exualized fight which took place in Rome one year ago and finished with a draw. The hall of the second bout between the Pole and the Italian will be most likely Torwar Hall in Warsaw. The arena seems to be a fortunate place for Włodarczyk who managed to win the IBF title there by outpointing Steve Cunningham in November 2006.
Only a few hours remain to the finish of the purse bid concerning the rematch fight between Krzysztof Włodarczyk and Giacobbe Fragomeni for the WBC Cruiserweight Title. The final decision is scheduled at 12.00 of the Mexican time.
The promoter of Włodarczyk, Andrzej Wasilewski hopes for the best and strongly believes that "Diablo" will have a chance to box for the second championship belt in the professional career in Poland on June the 5th. The place proposed by Wasilewski is Torwar Hall in Warsaw.
- As far as purse bids for professional bouts in Poland, we have never had bigger sum of money than the amount located in our envelope – reveals the promoter. - I hope it will be sufficient to overbid the OPI 2000 group which represents Fragomeni.
To solve the situation with the recently vacated WBC cruiserweight title, the sanctioning body has ordered two eliminators. The winners will meet for the vacant title.
In the first fight, the WBC ordered ex-champ Giacobbe Fragomeni to face Krzystof Wlodarczyk and a second eliminator ordered will pit Herbie Hide against Francisco Palacios.
Tuning up for yet another world title opportunity, IBF ex-champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (42-2-1, 31 KOs) scored an easy unanimous decision against Bulgarian veteran Konstantin Semerdjiev (27-12-2, 16 KOs) over eight rather workmanlike rounds. The WBC #1 and IBF #11 cruiserweight floored his opponent with a short counter right hook in the second round but was taken to a full distance this time. Fightnews had it 80-71 for the obvious winner.
On the next Friday, during „Wojak Boxing Night” in Ełk, Krzysztof „Diablo” Włodarczyk (41-2-1, 31 KO) will fight the encounter with Bulgarian Konstantin Semerdjiev (27-11-2, 16 KO) which propably will be the last attempt for Polish cruiser before the expected WBC Cruiserweight Title battle against undefeated Hungarian Zsolt Erdei (31-0, 17 KO).
Krzysztof Włodarczyk claims that Erdei did not deserve for the victory in the bout against Italian Giacobbe Fragomeni (26-2-1, 10 KO) which took place on the last Saturday in Kiel, Germany.
- According to me, the Italian won the fight, it was visible that Erdei's punches didn't make an impression on him. Fragomeni always starts slowly but later he unwinds and he did so in Kiel too. - explains Włodarczyk. Polish cruiser recalls his first defeat in the professional career, on 2003. -Fighting with Melkomian I realised how difficult is to win in Germany. Nevertheless, I'll come there to fight. I'll be working hard in order to capture the belt.