On Friday, February 14th, Three Lions Promotions proudly presents Ryan “The Bruiser” Rozicki (11-0-0, 11KOs) defending his WBC International Silver Cruiserweight Championship against Vladimir Reznicek (9-2-2, 4KOs) of Prague, Czech Republic, at the Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It will be Rozicki’s first fight since suffering a broken orbital bone in his sensational, TKO2 victory over previously undefeated Khetag Pliev (5-1-0, 2KOs) in September.
“I’m healing up great,” explained Rozicki. “The down time is frustrating, but re-injuring myself would be even worse. My body is my business, so I’m taking every precaution. I’m really excited to fight Vlad. He has already given up-and-comers like me a lot of problems. I like to be tested and learn new things. I can’t wait to see what sort of adjustments I’ll need to make for Vlad. Trust me, I’ll do the fine tuning and give him everything I got, I do my homework on these fellas.”
Rezincek is a top-notch spoiler. In 2017, he battled reigning WBC Continental Americas champion Simone Federici (16-2-1, 7KOs) of Italy to a split draw in his own backyard. More recently, he settled for a draw with his countryman and future IBO world title challenger Vasil Ducar (8-2-1, 7KOs) for their national title. Rezincek has lost just twice, once by split decision, and once in the United Kingdom, in a fight judged by the referee alone.
“I’ve never been stopped,” said Rezincek. “I sincerely doubt that Rozicki will be the man to change that. I’ve been fighting on the elite European circuit my whole career. Cruiserweight boxing is huge in Europe. The talent pool is far deeper. Plus, I fought in the world championships as an amateur. I’ve seen men like Rozicki before. He’s nothing special.”
“The fans are in for a real battle in this one,” stated Daniel Otter, Managing Director of Three Lions Promotions. “Vlad has fought top ranked guys within the WBC and faired very, very well. When talking with Ryan, it’s clear that he is extremely focused on his career right now and with the island behind him he is ready to successfully defend his title.”
Rozicki-Reznicek is the main event for “Valentine’s Day Massacre.” The undercard will include the debut of Josh Prince of Georges River, Nova Scotia, and undefeated Hamilton brothers Jesse (14-0-2, 9KOs) and Bradley (9-0-0, 4KOs) Wilcox.
Tickets are available now online via tickets.capebreton.ca and in person at the Centre 200 box office.