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Grzegorz Proksa, also known as Super G, is a former Polish professional boxer who had an outstanding career both at the national and international level. Throughout his journey of more than nine years, Proksa fought a total of 33 times, out of which he won 29, lost 4, and drew none. He also had 21 knockout wins in his record, making him one of the hardest-hitters in the middleweight division. In the following sections, we will delve deeper into the career of Grzegorz Proksa and highlight some of his most significant achievements.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Grzegorz Proksa was born on November 23rd, 1984, in Mysłowice, Poland. Growing up, he was always passionate about combat sports, and as a teenager, he began practicing kickboxing. It was not until he turned 20 that he decided to transition into professional boxing.
Proksa's debut fight was against Adam Capo on March 5th, 2005, where he won via 1st round TKO. From there onwards, he went on to win 25 consecutive fights, including 18 wins via stoppage. His performance was impressive, and he quickly gained recognition in the boxing world.
World Title Triumph: Grzegorz Proksa becomes WBC Middleweight Champion
After five professional fights only, Grzegorz Proksa managed to secure his first world title fight against Kenneth Van Eesvelde for the WBC Middleweight Title. Van Eesvelde was already an experienced fighter with 28 professional fights, but Proksa's form was impeccable.
The fight took place on March 3rd, 2006, and saw the emergence of a new boxing superstar. Proksa outclassed Van Eesvelde and eventually won the fight via seventh-round TKO, thus becoming the middleweight champion of the world.
Commenting on his win, Proksa said, "Winning the world title was a dream come true. It was something I had been working on ever since I started boxing, and to have achieved it at such a young age was truly incredible for me."
Career Highlights and Eminent Victories
Grzegorz Proksa has had some of the most remarkable fights during his professional career, fighting and defeating some of the best in the business. He had notable victories over Kenneth Van Eesvelde, Paul Buchanan, Sebastian Sylvester, Rudolf Varga, Peter Vecsei, Joe Rea, and Theophilus Tetteh.
His most significant achievements include his middleweight world title win, his 2011 victory against Sebastian Sylvester via a third-round RTD, and his impressive run of 25 consecutive wins at the beginning of his career.
Defeats and Downfalls
Despite his impressive record, Grzegorz Proksa did face some losses and setbacks that made his journey a little challenging.
The first defeat of his professional career came on March 17th, 2012, against Kerry Hope. Hope managed to halt Proksa's 26-fight win streak by winning via 12 round majority decision. Hope was a seasoned fighter, and even though Proksa put up a good fight, he ultimately could not maintain his form throughout the fight.
Proksa's second defeat came in a title fight against Gennady Golovkin. Golovkin was by far the toughest opponent Proksa had to face in his career. Golovkin managed to take Proksa down in the fifth round, and the referee stopped the fight after witnessing that Proksa was not in the position to continue.
Retirement and Legacy
After having fought his last professional fight against Maciej Sulęcki on November 8th, 2014, Grzegorz Proksa decided to retire from professional boxing. He had made a fantastic career and was regarded as one of the best middleweight boxers in the world.
When asked about his legacy, he said, "I am proud of what I have achieved in my career, and I hope I have inspired young fighters to keep pushing themselves and never give up on their dreams.".
Grzegorz Proksa's career was nothing short of remarkable, with a world title and an enviable record in the boxing world. His dedication and hard work paid off, and he has left a legacy that young fighters can look up to. Even though he has retired, his achievements will always be remembered, and he will remain one of Poland's greatest boxers.
Grzegorz Proksa Fight Record
|33||Nov 8, 2014||29||Maciej Sulęcki||Loss||KO7|
|32||Jun 28, 2013||28||Sergio Mora||Loss||UD|
|31||Feb 9, 2013||28||Norbert Szekeres||Win||UD|
|30||Sep 1, 2012||27||Gennady Golovkin||Loss||TKO5|
|29||Jul 7, 2012||27||Kerry Hope||Win||TKO8|
|28||May 10, 2012||27||Rudolf Varga||Win||TKO3|
|27||Mar 17, 2012||27||Kerry Hope||Loss||MD|
|26||Oct 1, 2011||26||Sebastian Sylvester||Win||RTD3|
|25||Jun 23, 2011||26||Peter Vecsei||Win||TKO2|
|24||Apr 15, 2011||26||Pablo Navascues||Win||KO9|
|23||Mar 5, 2011||26||Joe Rea||Win||KO4|
|22||Nov 6, 2010||25||Theophilus Tetteh||Win||TKO5|
|21||Jul 9, 2010||25||Alex Spitko||Win||TKO4|
|20||Feb 12, 2010||25||Tyan Booth||Win||TKO5|
|19||Nov 6, 2009||24||Paul Buchanan||Win||TKO6|
|18||Jun 12, 2009||24||Jamie Coyle||Win||TKO3|
|17||Mar 13, 2009||24||Lee Noble||Win||TKO3|
|16||Dec 5, 2008||24||Taz Jones||Win||TKO4|
|15||Oct 10, 2008||23||Mihai Macovei||Win||UD|
|14||Apr 12, 2008||23||Jairo Alvarez||Win||PTS|
|13||Dec 15, 2007||23||Andrei Rimer||Win||UD|
|12||Oct 12, 2007||22||Gotthard Hinteregger||Win||TKO2|
|11||Jul 20, 2007||22||Vitalie Mirza||Win||TKO4|
|10||Mar 2, 2007||22||Ojay Abrahams||Win||RTD2|
|9||Dec 15, 2006||22||Steve Conway||Win||PTS|
|8||Oct 13, 2006||21||Ignacio Lucero Fraga||Win||UD|
|7||Sep 15, 2006||21||Ben Hudson||Win||PTS|
|6||Mar 3, 2006||21||Kenneth Van Eesvelde||Win||TKO7|
|5||Jan 21, 2006||21||Gene Newton||Win||TKO3|
|4||Sep 12, 2005||20||David Kehoe||Win||TKO3|
|3||Sep 9, 2005||20||Surinder Sekhon||Win||PTS|
|2||May 7, 2005||20||Sean Rawley Wilson||Win||TKO2|
|1||Mar 5, 2005||20||Adam Capo||Win||TKO1|