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KSW 19 matches two award-winning welterweights


Two of Poland’s most decorated fighters are confirmed for a welterweight clash. Marcin Naruszczka will face Borys Mankowski at KSW 19 on May 12th in Lódz'’s Atlas Arena.

It will not only be Naruszczka’s KSW debut but also his first bout at seventy-seven kilograms. Now training in the MMA Okninski Warsaw team, under the respected trainer Miroslaw Okninski. Naruszczka competed at both light heavyweight and middleweight in his previous professional outings. He is the current Respect FC champion and his MMA record stands nine wins and zero losses.

“My dream came true. I’ve always wanted to fight for KSW along with my friends Mamed and Aslambek. I will fight my heart out and I will try to make my fight against Borys memorable,” the 29-year old Naruszczka promises.

Borys Mankowski is a stellar wrestler, who makes the return to KSW after a two-year break. The Poznan product competed in the KSW 14 lightweight tournament in 2010. This time he will fight in his natural under seventy-seven kilograms weight class. “Marcin is a bit of a chaotic fighter. He usually fights at light heavyweight, so he’ll have quite a few kilograms to drop,” Mankowski observes of his opponent.

Naruszczka versus Man'kowski looks to be an intriguing clash. Both fighters want to prove they belong in KSW and they both promise to have an exciting fight. There is no reason not to believe them. Domestically, they have both made awards lists - Naruszczka was nominated for the 2011 Heracles award for Breakthrough Fighter of the Year while Man'kowski claimed the award for the 2011 Best Fight of the Year.