Exclusive Interview: Mariusz Cendrowski

By Brad Cooney


Exclusive Interview: Mariusz Cendrowski

Boxingtalk goes across the pond and into Poland to bring you 2000 Polish Olympian boxer Mariusz Cendrowski. Mariusz is now a professional fighter, trained by one of boxing's best in Buddy McGirt, and comes into his next fight with a perfect record of 14-0-6KO's). Cendrowski will fight Patrick Thompson (10-6-4KO), on the Arturro Gatti under-card at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, NJ on July 22nd, 2006.

BT - You have a big fight coming up for you on the Arturro Gatti under-card, you will face Patrick Thompson. What do you know about this guy ?

MC - I am training with Buddy McGirt, and basically I am not worried about it, whoever they put in front of me, I have to win.

BT - Patrick Thompson is came up short against a good fighter in Ishe Smith, are you concerned at all that he may be pretty hungry to get back into the W column ?

MC - I am also hungry, and I have the best trainer in the business in Buddy McGirt. I have been training with Buddy for 2 1/2 months.

BT - What has Buddy McGirt the most for your career thus far ?

MC - I was fighting in Germany with a lot of different trainers, but Buddy is the best trainer that I have ever seen. Buddy shows me a lot of moves that I haven't seen before, and it's an honor to train with a two time world champion like Buddy McGirt. It's my first time training with an American, in

BT - Buddy McGirt has trained guys like Antonio Tarver, Arturro Gatti, all top notch fighters. When do you see yourself with Buddy McGirt, being put into a title consideration ?

MC - Buddy, and myself believe that I am about a year and a half away from a title shot.

BT - Most of your fights have been in Poland, now that you have landed Buddy McGirt in your corner, do you see yourself fighting in America from here on out ?

MC - Yes, from now on I will fight in America.

BT - Most boxing fans have not seen you in the ring yet. For those who haven't tell them what style of fighter you are.

MC - I am a very strong fighter, and I am a very technical fighter as well.

BT - What about your amateur career Mariusz, talk about your amateur career a little bit.

MC - I had 255 amateur fights, and I represented Poland in the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney Austalia.

BT - Is there anything you would like to say to the boxing fans in closing ?

MC - I want to show the fans in America that I am tough, and I can fight. I will show that I will continue my undefeated record !

Special thanks to my friend Ziggy for translating this interview.


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