Polish Hero Rozalski Retires

Rozalski Celebrating Victory

Marcin Rozalski, the tattooed Polish warrior who won titles in both MMA and kickboxing, has retired from competition. The fighter made the announcement on social media recently, and a Polish sports website has published the report.

Rozalski, 40, is one of Poland’s most popular fighters. After beginning his pro kickboxing career in 2004, he won an ISKA heavyweight K-1 rules title three years later in 2007.

Rozalski was also the runner-up in the 2007 K-1 Poland tournament. In 2009, he took a hiatus from kickboxing competition, and began competing in MMA in 2011. The fighter competed for the popular Polish promotion KSW. He even won the organization’s heavyweight title in 2017 with a 16 second knockout, but then vacated the title.

Last year, he returned to kickboxing. Rozalski had a super fight scheduled for DSF Kickboxing Challenge 14 against French legend Jerome Le Banner. Le Banner withdrew from the fight because of injury, and was replaced by another K-1 veteran Peter “Big Chief” Graham.

Graham had defeated Rozalski in an MMA bout, but the Polish fighter avenged that loss with a unanimous decision win under kickboxing rules. That bout took place on the 13th of April, and the fighter had been inactive since.

A bout between Rozalski and old rival Lukasz Jarosz had been discussed. Jarosz defeated Rozalski in the 2007 K-1 Poland tournament by stoppage, and recently signed with DSF.

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