Status: Heavyweight contender will challenge champion Wladimir Klitschko this weekend in Germany. His professional record is 27-0 (15 KO’s).
Ht: 6-8 Wt: 260
DOB: December 14, 1979 In: Krakow, Poland
First Boxing Memory: ”I watched Andrew Golota fight when I was 15. Then I watched all of his fights. At the time I wasn’t interested in sports yet. I admire Golota.”
Nickname: The Viking.
Inspirations: ”I have a little boy. I fight for him. He’s my inspiration to fight better.”
Hobbies/Interests: ”I don’t have much time for hobbies outside boxing. When I have free time I will relax. In Poland I study.”
Last Book Read: ”About psychology. One of the books I had to read for school.”
First Job: ”Framer. I framed pictures when I was 20.”
Current Car: ”1991 BMW (black) and Volkswagen now.”
Pre-Fight Feeling: ”All the time I think about the fight. Trying to concentrate on the fight. I watch the tapes of the opponent’s last fight.”
Greatest Sports Moment: ”There’s no one perfect fight I’m proud of. I have moments from all the fights I’ve had.”
Most Painful Moment: ”There was no such moment because I won all the fights.”
Funny Boxing Memory: ”I don’t remember.”
Embarrassing Boxing Memory: ”I only had like 27 fights – no embarrassing moments. And I hope there will be no embarrassing moment [smiles].”
Childhood Dream: ”Fireman or policeman – like most Polish kids.”
Strangest Fight: ”One fight was with a cruiserweight who was very small.”
Which Fight Were You At You Very Best: ”Probably the fight in Chicago when I fight with the guy who won with Albert Sosnowski. And I won the fight (TKO 9 Arthur Cook in 2006).”
Favorite Fighters To Watch: ”Klitschko brothers. I enjoy watching Mike Tyson fight. Muhammad Ali. And Tomasz Adamek.”
People Qualities Most Admired: ”Honesty. Be open-minded. Intelligence.”
Translation provided by Kasia Niedzwieka.
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