Shocker! Andrzej Wawrzyk, 33-1, KO’d by Michal Boloz, 3-4-2 (w/ video)

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    This is a rarity in boxing.

    On Friday night in Poland, a fighter with a 33-1 record was knocked out by an opponent who was 3-4-2.

    Heavily favored, the 35-year-old Andrzej Wawrzyk was fighting for the first time in 6 years and didn’t get the soft touch he was looking for in Michal Boloz who felled him with a crashing right hand in Round 2. Wawrzyk was on the canvas for several minutes. Let’s hope he’s OK.

    Wawrzyk falls to 33-2 while Boloz improves to 4-4-2.

    For those who don’t remember, Wawrzyk was a hot heavyweight at one time. He was 27-0 and surging through the ranks before being stopped by Alexander Povetkin (then 25-0) in 2013.

    Following the loss, Wawrzyk rebounded well. He’d win six in a row, all by stoppage, prior to his six-year hiatus.

    Post Povetkin, he defeated Danny Williams (then 45-20), a faded former champ in Frans Botha (48-10-3), and Albert Sosnowski (49-7-2). He exited boxing following the Sosnowski bout in September 2016.

    Will we see Wawrzyk in the ring again?

    It’s almost certain we’ll see Michal Boloz, who was very emotional following his big win. Last night’s upset snapped a two-fight losing streak for the 33-year-old Boloz who is ranked No. 137 by BoxRec among active heavyweights and No. 7 in Poland.

    Will we see Boloz vs Adam Kownacki or Mariusz Wach next?

    BoxRec’s Top 9 Polish Heavyweights, as of Oct 1, 2022

    1. Adam Kownacki
    2. Marcin Siwy
    3. Mariusz Wach
    4. Damian Knyba
    5. Kamil Sokolowski*
    6. Kacper Meyna*
    7. Michal Boloz
    8. Jakub Sosinski
    9. Remigiusz Smolinski