The ceremony, organized under the auspices of the World War II Museum, was held on the 34th floor of the Olivia Starr office building, at the Olivia Business Center in Gdansk, at an altitude of 150 meters.
Kalinga (26-6, 19 KO), a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, won the Provisional World Boxing Federation Cup in June 2014, beating Matthews Masternak by multiple points in Monte Carlo. Four years later, a pole shot him in the ring in Czstochova. In turn, in 2019, Kalenga lost in Legionowo to Micha Cieślak, later contender for the WBC World Champion title.
Christian Kayszka (Rocky Boxing Promotion) is the co-promoter of Kalenga, a trained African boxer, among others at Koiercierzyna’s training camp. Initially, his rival was supposed to be Stanisوافaw Kotin, but the Ukrainian was eliminated from the fight due to infection with the Coronavirus. He was replaced by Plesnik (9-5, 7 KO), who had his last two matches in Poland.
On December 12, the nearly 32-year-old Slovak defeated former European runner-up and Olympic Games participant in Rio de Janeiro, Igor Jakubovsky, unanimously at the Rocky Boxing Night 7 Gala M. Jan Biang in Wielki Klincz near Kościerzyna. On January 29, at the Babilon studio promo in Warsaw, he confronted Cuban Pablo Sanchez, who in the fourth round had to give up the fight due to a shoulder injury due to a shoulder injury.
In Gdansk, Plesnik, who did not have a very strong blow, tried to constantly repel the attacks of the 33-year-old opponent, but at the end of the fourth round he counted twice. The Slovak survived four consecutive fights, but at 9, after strong left hook Kalinga, he fell to the mat and the fighting stopped after the fifth count. Thus, Plesnik lost early for the first time in his career.
In the Olivia Business Center, he reached the first final of the “Polish Youth Heavyweight Championship” organized by Każyszka with the main prizes in the form of 50 thousand. PLN and a professional contract with his team. It was Rafael Reznik (2-0) who clearly defeated Damien Smagel (1-1) on points. His opponent will be the winner in the confrontation between Christian Kalinovsky (1-0, 1 KO) and Yakubovsky (3-1, 2 KO) scheduled for one of the upcoming matches.
In total, nine fights took place in Gdansk. Wins were recorded by Cuban boxers who trained at Krzysztof Block’s Walczak Club – in the Super Medium Class Ihosvana Garcia (3-0, 2 KO) won by knockout in the first round with Dominik Szalczyk (1-2), and on average Junior, Evander Rivera (3-0, 2 KO) defeated Hungary’s Zoltan Szabo (27-28, 12 KO) 3-0.
In the remaining mediocre seeded duels, Adrian Szczypior (7-0, 3 KO) unanimously won by points by Damian Mielewczyk (12-6, 8 KO), in lightweight Dominik Harwankowski (3-0, 2 KO) won by Technically knockout in the second round with Robert Nidovedzsky (0-4-1), and Jacik Chruklicki (6-0), unanimously better on points than Konrad Kobriak (0-3), in light heavyweight Pawik Novachinski (1-1, 1 KO Defeated by technical knockout in the first round by Philip Belinsky (0-1), and in Super Medium Damian Zawerosszynski (1-0), Lukasz Putzynski twice won by a draw (0-1-1).
During the Rocky Boxing Night party, Tadeusz “Teddy” Pietrzykowski, born 1917, a Polish boxer, trainer, physical education teacher, prisoner number 77 in German concentration camp KL Auschwitz, to whom he was transferred on his first transfer on June 14, 1940, was Celebrate it; From 1943 he also resided in KL Neuengamme and KL Bergen-Belsen.
He started his boxing career as a middle school student, training, among other things, under the supervision of the famous Felix Stamm. He was the Deputy Champion of Poland and Champion of Warsaw in the Bantamweight. He passed away on April 17, 1991.
He was also a soldier and fought in the September 1939 campaign to defend Warsaw. The camp guards forced him to fight dozens of battles in the concentration camps. In the unforgettable first duel at KL Auschwitz, he then won 40 kg + Teddy + German middleweight champion, Kapo Walter Dunning. For victorious battles, he was given food rations, which he shared with prisoners, including. With Captain Witold Belleky and Father Maximilian Kolby – he summoned the director of the WWII Museum in Gdask, Carol Nauruki, who was present at the ceremony.