Dublin’s going to be hopping this October.
Mateusz Gamrot and Norman Parke will do it all over again, this time in Dublin.
Following their somewhat controversial encounter at KSW 39: Colosseum earlier this year, Mateusz Gamrot and Norman Parke will go at it one more time for the KSW lightweight title in the 3 Arena on 22 October.
The judges gave Gamrot the decision in a bout that saw Parke claim Gamrot was biting his fingers during round two, with Gamrot claiming Parke was putting fingers into his mouth. Strange circumstances, but an incredible fight nonetheless.
“I can’t wait to rematch that cheater Gamrot, he knows what he did in the first fight”, said Parke following the fight announcement this week.
“I went to Poland and beat him in front of 58,000 Polish fans, the judges didn’t give me the fight but everyone knows who won. I’ve more Polish fans now than he does. Now it is time for him to come to my land, into my home. I’m going to beat him, get the win I deserved, and walk away as the new KSW lightweight champion.”
Parke hasn’t been beaten on home soil in over ten years, his most recent fight in Ireland coming with a win over Paul ‘Redser’ Redmond at BAMMA 28: Parke v Redmond. The lightweight title was on the line that night as well and while Parke walked away with a 29-28/29-28/28-28 victory, his failure to make weight meant he couldn’t take the belt.
Equally, the unbeaten Gamrot (13-0) sounds like he’s raring to go.
“I’m really happy for that rematch, even though I didn’t expect it so fast. “, stated Gamrot.
“In the first fight Norman Parke fought the weakest ‘Gamer’ version ever, but I still beat him. Imagine what happens, when I’m 100%.”
“Thanks to the fact that the fight will be 5 rounds, there will be no controversy this time. I will punch, kick, take him down. I’ll be on him until he breaks down. I love to fight on my opponent’s turf and humiliate him.”
KSW confirmed last week that they are adopting the 5×5 format for championship fights so if it does indeed go the distance, it will prove to be one hell of a bout.
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