European boxing champ Rafal Jackiewicz signs multi-fight MMA deal with KSW

Thirty-six-year-old professional boxer Rafał Jackiewicz has signed a multi-fight contract with KSW Federation to compete in mixed martial arts. Born in Mińsk Mazowiecki, Jackiewicz originally began his fight career as a kickboxer but later switched to professional boxing. Beginning with his first fight in February 2001, Jackiewicz amassed a record of 42-11-2 in the welterweight division. In 2010 Jackiewicz contended for the IBF world title and is one of the few Poles to hold the EBU European championship.

Pudzianowski’s KSW 14 opponent and six tournament participants revealed

At today’s press conference promoting 14th Martial Arts Confrontation the fourth Mariusz Pudzianowski’s opponent in MMA competition was announced. The World’s Strongest Man is set to face US boxing legend Eric “Butterbean” Esch. Pudzian’s opponent has eighty-nine boxing fights under his belt, with seventy-eight wins, eight losses and four draws. In the States he is … Read more

“Butterbean” vs. Pudzianowski to headline KSW 14 (updated)

Multiple Polish websites have confirmed that an MMA match between former strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski and former professional boxer Eric “Butterbean” Esch will headline KSW 14. The card will take place on Sept. 18 at Lodz Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland.

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Mamed Khalidov vs. Jorge Santiago – Nov. 7 in Sengoku

Jorge Santiago takes on Mamed Khalidov on Nov. 7 at Sengoku 11 in Tokyo, Japan.
Jorge Santiago takes on Mamed Khalidov on Nov. 7 at Sengoku 11 in Tokyo, Japan.

PROMMA.INFO received the following press release from KSW spokesperson Artur Przybysz on Wednesday, announcing the confirmed fight between Mamed Khalidov and Jorge Santiago for Sengoku 11 on Nov. 7. If you are not familiar with Khalidov or KSW, then read my KSW International MMA Spotlight article.

Artur Przybysz:

If anybody thinks that MMA manager job in this country (Poland) is easy, he is just wrong. Contracting a bout abroad for a Polish fighter is always a great success. Even when everything is signed, there are a lot factors which the ultimate success depends on. We’ve read a lot of harsh words about our work last weeks.

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