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D’Animal Poleaxes Previously Undefeated Pole
Andrew Robinson has travelled to Poland and ripped the ‘0’ from Damian Jonak on Saturday evening. The IBO Continental Middleweight Champion defeated Jonak, who went into the fight with an impressive 41-0-1 record, by split decision in Katowice after eight absorbing rounds.
Robinson started well as he established his jab and made his superior reach count. 36 year-old Jonak hit back and enjoyed some success in the second and third stanzas as he persevered with his double jab, overhand right combination. As the bout wore on, Robinson got to grips with the stocky Pole’s one dimensional attack. Claiming centre of the ring and picking his shots well, the Birmingham boxer finished the fight strongly.
Surprisingly given the fight was in Jonak’s home country, but deservingly, Robinson picked up a memorable split decision. “I am so happy,” he told bcb-promotions.com. “It’s been a long camp and Jonak’s been my focus for many months. I knew, and my team knew, I could come to Poland and get the win.
“I’m the most dangerous Middleweight in Britain. I’ve come over her and beaten a fighter who hasn’t lost in 42 fights. “I’m always fit and always ready. I will fight anybody. This is a statement. Bring on the next big fight.” BCB Promotions would like to thank MB Promotions for their hospitality and to thank the people of Poland for their support during our trip. Images (c) MB Promotions Dexter’s Thoughts
Well D'Animal went to eat and had a feast in Poland, not many people gave Robinson a chance against Jonak not because he was not equipped to beat him but because you usually have to knock your opponent out to get a draw when traveling abroad. Robinson has show great discipline and determination as he put in months if training working with his trainer Malcom Malvin to topple the unbeaten Pole in his own back yard. Robinson deserves so much praise and respect for achieving this as I know myself that feeling of everyone expecting you to lose against an unbeaten fighter. Robinson's trainer Malcom Malvin may recall a match 9 years ago on the unlicensed scene when I took on the highly rated and very very dangerous knock out king Malcom Stowe for the CBU Cruiserweight title. Stowe was unbeaten in nine fights and had knocked out 8 of them, I was the proverbial Lamb to the Slaughter and no one expecting it to go past a round. It went the full six rounds and I came out victorious in a fight that is still talked about. Robinson must now be in the running for something big, he must be inline for another crack at the British title or the commonwealth or even the European. After this great achievement D'Animal needs to eat some more.