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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Polish middleweight Patrick “The Machine” Majewski, 21-2, 13 KOs, knows quite well that his opponent Curtis “Showtime” Stevens is a power puncher, but Majewski is ready to bring his own rock-solid abilities into the ring when the two 160-pounders clash at Resorts International Casino Hotel, in Atlantic City, NJ, in the ten-round main event on the live season debut of NBCSN Fight Night, Friday, January 24th.
Curtis “Showtime” Stevens, 25-4, 18 KOs, powered his way up the rankings and into a world title fight but the Atlantic City-based Majewski has a granite chin and a reputation for applying wilting pressure in the ring. He has proven himself to be a formidable force, especially in the late rounds, when his conditioning and aggressiveness begin to take over. Regardless of whether or not “The Machine” knocks his opponent out, he tends to walk through their punches and eventually wear them down in the later rounds.
Photo credits to Mike Gladysz
Despite Stevens’ status as a heavy-handed KO artist, Majewski is confident he has what it takes to hand the Brooklyn native his second consecutive loss. About Stevens’ notorious knockout power, Majewski said, “I’ve got to be prepared for Stevens and be aware. He has big knockout power. I know this.” He added, “I just got to be careful not to get clocked with anything.”
In his most recent bout, Stevens gave WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin a spirited challenge, but lost by eighth round TKO. Majewski dropped a decision to Patrick Nielsen in his last outing and, like Stevens, will be determined to win in Atlantic City.
With both boxers in need of a victory, and with their respective no-nonsense styles likely to generate serious action, this fight figures to get 2014 started with a bang. Fans love nothing more than watching two fighters who like to go right at each other in the ring and they will get that with the Stevens-Majewski matchup.
Photo credits to Mike Gladysz
In addition to having the home crowd advantage, the six-foot Majewski will also have the edge in both height and reach. If Majewski can indeed take Stevens’ shots and keep the New Yorker pinned against the ropes, he could have the recipe for an upset.
When asked about the Friday, January 24th fight, Majewski said, “I am always going to bring a good performance and an exciting fight.” He added, “It is going to be a night full of fireworks and excitement.”
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