Former European middleweight champion Grzegorz Proksa is back in the ring on February 9 as the UK-based Pole rebuilds following his crushing defeat to unified world title holder Gennady Golovkin.
‘Super G’ stepped up where most at 160 would not dare to tread last September as Proksa accepted a shot at the formidable Golovkin in New York at late notice and lost via fifth round stoppage after hitting the canvas on more than one occasion.
The 28 year-old has admitted that he was in too deep against the WBA and IBO champion and wants to work his way back up the ladder, beginning with Lee Noble next month – to a possible return with the Kazakhstan-born puncher later in the year.
“I just can’t wait to back in to the ring. I hope the loss to Golovkin will show me how much more I need to work to get back to the championship level and bring me new experience in the gym,” Proksa told World Boxing News.
“Gennady is really one of the best in the world right now and to get the chance of a rematch I need to prove that I am at that level.
“I will try to do this maybe in this year. I just have to see how my training and this fight will goes. Anyway, I wish him all the best and will try to focus on my skills in the gym.”
Proksa has suffered just two defeats in 30 contests since turning pro in 2005 and now fights over six rounds on the Matchroom promoted card at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast as he looks to get back to winning ways.