Boxing: Scottish title holder Laskowski setting target on return to Poland to win their belt for glory double

Marek Laskowski.

Aberdeen-based Polish lightweight Marek Laskowski is determined to complete a unique national title double.

The 29-year-old Northern Sporting Club boxer will fight for the Polish title against Damian Wrzesinski in Zgorzelec on Saturday.

Laskowski already holds the Scottish lightweight title having defeated Andrew Mackay last year.

Granite City ABC-based Laskowski became the first Polish fighter to land a Scottish national belt.

Now he aims to land the double in a title fight that will be broadcast live on Polsat Sport, the Polish equivalent of Sky Sports.

He said: “I aim to take the Polish title away from there and over to Scotland.

“I was the first Polish fighter to win a Scottish title and now I aim to do the double.

“I will be the away fighter but it is another day out at the office for me.

“This is my opponent’s home event but that doesn’t get to me

“I am used to travelling and fighting anywhere.

“My dad, uncle, two sisters and a few of my friends will be there in the audience cheering me on.

“I hope it is the start of a good year for me as I want to continue moving upwards to go for more titles.”

The title clash is a rematch of a non-title fight between the two from last November.

That was judged a no-contest following a stoppage in the second round where Laskowski suffered a gash above his right eye following a clash of heads.

Laskowski will have former Scottish welterweight champion Matthew McAllister as his corner man in Poland.

McAllister retired undefeated a year ago due to injury after 10 wins.

Laskowski said: “In the first fight (against Wrzesinski) we had almost two rounds which is not a lot to analyse .

“However, Matthew has a game plan and all I have to do is stick to that.”

Laskowski will also have his former coach from his amateur career at KS Gwardia Wroclaw in his corner.

He said: “I will have my coach Mariusz Cieslak from my amateur days in Poland back in my corner as well.

“He offered help which will be good.

“I have started working with Mark Wallace from the Warehouse Health Club.

“He is my personal trainer now for my strength and conditioning.

“In training that is making a difference as I am stronger and fitter and my punch rate is up.

“David McAllister Jnr, his dad David and everyone at Granite City boxing gym have been looking out for me. I have had the best preparation possible.”