Lithuanian looking forward to debut
PUBLISHED: 11:00 24 May 2013
Trad TKO fighter to join paid ranks
Two-time Lithuanian amateur heavyweight champion Paulius Kasiulevicius is set to debut in the professional ranks on the Johnny Eames TKO Events ‘Two Tribes’ show at York Hall on Saturday June 1.
Kasiulevicius, who throughout his amateur career amassed numerous national and international accolades, is being hailed as a seriously exciting prospect, with World Championship potential by manager and promoter Eames.
Currently training at the TRAD TKO gym in Canning Town, Kasiulevicius will face fellow debutant Adel Badawy next weekend.
He said: “I started boxing when I was nine years old, my father put me in a boxing gym, so I’ve been training and boxing for 15 years.
“I had 185 five amateur fights, won over 130 fights. I won many titles in my career in juniors and seniors and was two-time Lithuanian champion.
“I’ve been training with John Murray, at the VK Gym in Bognor Regis, and Johnny Eames at the TRAD TKO in London. You get best sparring here at the TRAD TKO.
“I think the fans will like me, I’m exciting fighter and I will beat that guy, he’s not lucky.”
Coach Murray added: “I’ve been training Paulius about three months down at the VK Gym in Bognor Regis.
“When I see Paulius up here the first time sparring I could see he needed some help with his fitness, so Johnny took me aside and asked me to work on that and his technique.
“We’ve been working on his stamina and endurance as well as developing his power really.
“Paulius has aspirations to be a world beater, but he’s still a baby as a heavyweight at 24, so we need to be patient.
“Saying that though we’re expecting an explosive debut on June 1.”
Paulius Kasiulevicius against Adel Badawy features on the undercard of the Colin Lynes versus Beka Sutidze clash.
Tickets priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available online at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town or direct from any of the fighters taking part.