Boxing: Polish puncher Branecki hoping for lots of support

Adam Branecki will fight at Bushfield Leisure Centre next month.
Adam Branecki will fight at Bushfield Leisure Centre next month.
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Adam Branecki hopes the city’s Polish community will get behind his ring career.

Promoter Robert Waterman has added the Hampton light-heavyweight to his big show at Bushfield Leisure Centre on Saturday, February 1.

Branecki is well known to city fight fans having boxed for Arena ABC and reached the semi-finals of the ABA Novice championship.

He headed home to Poland in October to launch his professional career with a points win over Ante Siljeg - and hopes to have plenty of support in Peterborough next month.

“Everywhere I go in Peterborough I meet Polish people,” said the 31 year-old lorry driver.

“Peterborough has one of the biggest Polish communities in England - and hopefully they will all come along to watch me box!”

Branecki should excite his supporters.

“The way I box, I’m always going forward throwing punches,” he said, “and a lot of them are heavy punches!”

As a boy, Branecki showed promise as a footballer back in Poland. “I was usually the best player in the team,” he said, “but I was always fighting at school and decided to box instead.”

He trained at an amateur gym in Poland, but didn’t box competitively until he came to Peterborough in 2005.

Branecki had 12 bouts for Phil Prout’s Arena ABC - winning nine - and is currently training at Vic’s Gym in the countdown to his second professional fight.

His sparring partners include Renda and Barron and Branecki says they are bringing the best out of him.

“I was a bit rusty when I boxed in Poland,” he admitted. “I hadn’t boxed for a couple of years and didn’t have much sparring either.

“But I’ve got good sparring now and feel much sharper.”

Tickets for the show are available from 07810-813870.