(Story by Eastern Europe Correspondent Pawel Sawicki)
World Lethwei Championship light heavyweight champion Artur ‘Salder’ Saladiak will make his return to the ring at the Muay Thai Grand Prix event being held in London on April 6. The FSC Muay Thai Exeter fighter is awaiting the announcement of his opponent.
The Polish fighter, who lives in Great Britain, has not fought since June 2018, when he stopped local hero Saw Ba Oo to capture the WLC light heavyweight championship crown in Myanmar. Saladiak suffered a knee injury shortly after the fight, and has remained sidelined. He was scheduled to fight at a Muay Thai Grand Prix event last June, but the knee injury forced him to withdraw from the contest.
Saladiak is a well known Muay Thai fighter in the United Kingdom. He’s fought for the Thai Fight promotion and faced Belgian superstar Youssef Boughanem. He fought on Stand and Bang events under Muay Thai and Muay Boran rules also. The Polish warrior is currently ranked fifth in the U.K. Muay Thai rankings.
Saladiak was a football player in Poland, but did not succeed in this sport. He changed his focus to Muay Thai after he moved to the U.K. After a few years of training, he was able to face the best fighters in the Muay Thai world and achieve lethwei gold.
Pawel Sawicki is a kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast. Mr. Sawicki is a former editor of the Kickboxing Planet website, and currently commentates for top Polish kickboxing promotion DSF Kickboxing Challenge.