6 ft 0½ in junior middleweight boxer Karolina Lukasik was born on 1 July
1982 in Warsaw, Poland. She was interested in sports from
her early childhood
and she attended many different sport activities from the first class at elementary
Lukasik's adventure in sports started
with swimming, to which she was . dedicated for two years. When she was 9 years old she
began to train in acrobatic gymnastics at Targówek
in Warsaw. She fell in love with gymnastics at the beginning of
her training but after four years she had to end her career
in the sport as she became too tall to achieve full success.
In 1999 when Lukasik was in Warsaw SKRA for about six months, while
in secondary school she enrolled in a kickboxing class and enjoyed the training.
No one needed to persuade her to do this!
Although she had never trained to fight, Lukasik
had been exposed to in-house boxing everyday. Her older
coached boxing and kick boxing with many successes and her father
is also a great lover of boxing. She began her career in Poland as a kickboxing
trainer as in
those years there was no women's boxing in Poland. After two years
coaching kickboxing, she started as an amateur boxer.
2001, as a representative of the Legia Warsaw club, she became the
Polish champion and was on the National Team. She continued in
both boxing and kickboxing and had successes such as:
• multiple Champion of Poland in boxing and kick-boxing,
• 1999 vice Champion of World in kick-boxing,
• 2001 Champion of Europe in kick-boxing,
• 2003 vice Champion in amateur boxing,
• 2003 Champion of World in kick-boxing,
• 2005 Champion of World in kick-boxing
At the 3rd European Women's Championships held in Riccione, Italy, Karolina won
a bronze medal in the 70-kg division, which was won that year by Olga Slavinskaya of Russia.
On February 20, 2005 she won the Polish National championship at 70-kg by a walkover
over Magdalena Wygrabek.
On May 14, 2005 at the 4th European Women's Championships held in Tonsberg, Norway,
Karolina won the 70-kg division with a 29-5 decision over Siren Siraas of Norway.
Lukasik had previously defeated Nurcan Carkci of Turkey 19-3 i the semifinal contest and
reigning champion Olga Slavinskaya of Russia 20-13 in the quarterfinal.
On September 29 2005 at the AIBA World Women's Championships in Podolsk, Russia, Lukasik lost
by a 27-10 margin to eventual gold medalist Olga Slavinskaya of Russia in the 70-kg quarterfinal.
In 2006 at the suggestion of Krzysztof Kosedowski's coach, she
decided to leave for Hamburg, Germany to try her hand at professional boxing.
She signed a contract with one of the best professional groups in
Europe - Universum Box Promotion - in February 2006.
She made her debut at URM Erlebnis City in Oranienburg, Germany on March
25, 2006, weighing in at 154 lbs and winning a four-round unanimous
decision over fellow debuter Miroslava Durinova (5′ 9½″, 147¾ lbs)
of Piestany, Slovakia.
Karolina Lukasik with Sevtlana Adreera, 2006
On April 15, 2006 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany,
Karolina (154 lbs) won a four-round unanimous decision over pro
debuter Svetlana Adreera (155¾ lbs) of Moscow, Russia.
On May 9, 2006 at Sazka Arena, in Prague, Czech Republic, Karolina
(153¾ lbs) won a four-round decision over Larisa Berezenko (153¼
lbs) a kickboxer from Kiev, Ukraine, who fell to 0-6 as a pro boxer.
On July 25, 2006 at Sportschule Sachsenwald, in Hamburg, Germany,
Karolina (153¾ lbs) won a clear four-round unanimous
(40-35,40-35,40-35) decision over Olga Bojare (148¾ lbs) of Latvia,
who fell to 0-1-1 with the loss.
On September 19, 2006 at
Kugelbake-Halle, in Cuxhaven, Germany, Karolina (154 lbs) won a six-round
unanimous (60-54,60-55,60-54) decision over Sarka Stoklaskova (5′ 8½″, 154 lbs) of
Brno, Czech Republic, who fwkk to 104 (0 KO's).
On January 13, 2007 at Brandberge Arena, Halle an der Saale, Germany,
Karolina (154 lbs) won her first professional boxing world title by
edging previously unbeaten Jill Emery (5'8", 152 lbs) of New York City, USA
by a ten-round split (99-92,94-95,97-93) decision for the vacant WIBF Junior
Emery, also an experienced amateur boxer, fell to 7-1 (3 KO's) as a pro with this
Lukasik celebrates her convincing win over
former world champion Heidi Hartmann
On May 19, 2007 at Color Line Arena in Hamburg, Germany, Karolina (153¾ lbs)
defended the WIBF Junior Middleweight title with an emphatic ten-round
unanimous (100-89,100-89,100-89) decision
over former WIBF-GBU welterweight world champion
Heidi Hartmann (150 lbs) of Uplengen, Germany.
The 36-year-old Hartmann fell to 11-2-1 (7 KO's) with this loss.
On September 7, 2007 at the Burg-Waechter Castello in Dusseldorf, Germany,
Karolina defended her WIBF junior middleweight title and added the GBU and WBA
Interim Junior Middleweight titles to her collection with a
TKO at 1:35 in the eighth round over Gabriela Zapata of Argentina
who fell to 6-3.
On November 13, 2007 at the Hohenstaufenhalle in Goeppingen, Germany,
Karolina (152¾ lbs) defended all of her title belts with a ten-round
unanimous (100-87,100-87,100-88) decision over Yahaira Hernandez (152¾ lbs) of
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic who fell to 9-2 (4 KO's). Lukasik improved her
record to 9-0 (1 KO) with this win.
Lukasik with her growing collection of title belts, Sept 2007
Her next bout is set to be a showdown with multi-title phenom and
national heroine Gisselle Salandy
of Trinidad, in Trinidad, on March 1 2008.
She is currently training with coach Conni
Mittermeier. Her biggest
dream is to be on top the longest as well as finishing her
studies in the future.
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Saturday, 17 August 2013