Przemysław Saleta

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Przemysław Saleta
Saleta Przemyslaw.jpg
Saleta in 2007
Born (1968-03-07) 7 March 1968 (age 50)
Wrocław, Poland
Other namesChemek
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight242 lb (110 kg; 17.3 st)
StyleBoxing, kickboxing
Fighting out ofWarsaw, Poland
Years active1991–present (boxing)
2005–2011 (K-1)
2007–2010 (MMA)
Professional boxing record
By knockout21
By knockout7
Mixed martial arts record
By submission1
By submission1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 23 August 2015

Przemysław Saleta (born 7 March 1968) is a Polish professional boxer, as well as a former kickboxer and mixed martial artist.




  • 2002 E.B.U. European heavyweight champion (0 title defences)
  • 2001 Polish international heavyweight champion
  • 1999 I.B.O. intercontinental cruiserweight champion (0 title defences)
  • 1994 W.B.C. international cruiserweight champion
  • 1992 Florida State cruiserweight champion (2 title defences)


After a successful kickboxing career, Saleta became a professional boxer in 1991, fighting at cruiserweight. He won his first three fights by knockout before suffering his first defeat at the hands of Tim Martin in his fourth bout in 1992. After a one-point victory over an aging Dennis Andries in 1994, he was named as part of Ring Magazine's Top 10. He fell out of that list later that year, however, when he was knocked out by John McClain in the first round.

In 1995, he moved up to the heavyweight division and on December 9, 1995, he fought Croatian Željko Mavrović for the EBU Heavyweight title, but lost by KO in the first round.

He then remained inactive for almost two years. In May 2001, he won the Polish Heavyweight Championship by beating Ratko Draskovic via unanimous decision and on July 20, 2002, he was given another shot at the European title against the unbeaten defending champion Luan Krasniqi. Krasniqi dominated the start of the fight and was clearly well ahead on points. In the second half of the fight, he suffered stamina problems that led him to give up after the eighth round.

In his first defense of the European Championship title three months later, he met Sinan Samil Sam and was knocked out in the seventh round. Also, in the subsequent rematch against Krasniqi, he lost by TKO in the first. After a further two-year break, he returned in 2005 to beat Raman Sukhaterin and then again in a loss to Oliver McCall. In his last bout before retirement from the sport, he defeated American Ed Perry by unanimous decision in February 2006 to bring his record to 43 wins and 7 losses.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

On June 2, 2007, Saleta made his mixed martial arts debut against Belarusian opponent Martin Malhasyan at KSW VII. He lost the fight by a rear-naked choke in the first round.

Despite his retirement from professional sport, he then returned to action after calling out fellow ex-boxer Marcin Najman at KSW XIV in September 2010.[1] Both used to be friends and are known to have an ongoing feud which goes back a number of years. Personal insults in press happened regularly before and even after the fight, which Saleta won by submission due to a forearm choke.

Media career[edit]

From January 2007 to November 2007, Saleta was part of the Polish edition of Gentleman's Magazine, and from September 28 to November 16, 2007, he was a contestant on the Polish version of Dancing on Ice. His partner was Agata Rosłońska. However, they resigned after the 8th round of the program. He also took part in the Polish version of Fort Boyard. Since October 6, 2008, he has been running his program Gadżety Salety on Polsat Play Channel.

Private life[edit]

He was married twice. His first wife was Ewa Pacula, a former Polish model. They have a daughter named Nicola, born in 1994. His second wife was Ewa Byzdra-Saleta. They have a daughter named Nadia, born in 2002.

K-1 record[edit]

Result Record Opponent Method Round Time Event Date Location
Win 2-0-0 Poland Marcin Najman TKO (strikes) [2] 1 0:54 MMA Attack 05.11.2011 Poland Warszawa, Torwar Hall[3]
Win 1-0-0 Poland Marcin Różalski Decision [4] 12 5:00 25. GBZ - Boxing Europe & Glormax 27.02.2005 Poland Włocławek,Hall OSiR

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1-1 Marcin Najman Submission (forearm choke) KSW 14: Judgment Day September 18, 2010 1 3:14 Lódz, Poland
Loss 0-1 Martin Malchasjan Submission (rear-naked choke) KSW VII June 2, 2007 1 2:43 Warsaw, Poland MMA debut

Professional boxing record[edit]

44 Wins (22 knockouts, 22 decisions, 0 disqualification), 8 Losses, 0 Draws, 0 No Contests[5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 44-8 Poland Tomasz Adamek RTD 5 26/09/2015 Poland Atlas Arena, Łódź, Poland
Win 44-7 Poland Andrew Golota TKO 6 23/02/2013 Poland Gdańsk, Poland
Win 43-7 United States Ed Perry UD 6 17/02/2006 United States Reading, Pennsylvania, US
Loss 42-7 United States Oliver McCall TKO 4 13/08/2005 United States Chicago, Illinois, US
Win 42-6 Belarus Raman Sukhaterin UD 6 29/04/2005 Poland Świebodzice, Poland
Loss 41-6 Germany Luan Krasniqi TKO 1 26/04/2003 Germany Schwerin, Germany
Loss 41-5 Turkey Sinan Şamil Sam TKO 7 12/10/2002 Germany Schwerin, Germany Lost the EBU European Heavyweight title.
Win 41-4 Germany Luan Krasniqi TKO 9 20/07/2002 Germany Dortmund, Germany Won the EBU European Heavyweight title.
Win 40-4 Belarus Mihail Bekish UD 6 23/02/2002 Poland Włocławek, Poland
Win 39-4 Ukraine Oleksandr Myleiko UD 6 24/11/2001 Poland Łódź, Poland
Win 38-4 Serbia and Montenegro Ratko Draskovic UD 10 26/05/2001 Poland Warsaw, Poland Won the Polish International heavyweight title.
Win 37-4 Ukraine Yuriy Yelistratov UD 6 26/06/1999 Poland Jaworzno, Poland
Win 36-4 Czech Republic Jozef Balogh TKO 1 24/02/2001 Poland Nowy Sącz, Poland
Win 35-4 Austria Biko Botowamungu UD 8 03/02/2001 Poland Warsaw, Poland
Loss 34-4 Netherlands Fred Westgeest TKO 6 18/09/1999 Poland Gdańsk, Poland Lost the IBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
Win 34-3 Puerto Rico Rodolfo Marin KO 2 26/06/1999 Poland Wrocław, Poland
Win 33-3 Croatia Asmir Vojnovic TKO 10 17/04/1999 Poland Warsaw, Poland Won the IBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
Win 32-3 France Antoine Palatis TKO 6 12/12/1998 Germany Frankfurt, Germany
Win 31-3 United States Gilberto Williamson PTS 8 19/09/1998 Germany Oberhausen, Germany
Win 30-3 United States Lorenzo Boyd TKO 4 16/05/1998 Poland Poznań, Poland
Win 29-3 Hungary Ferenc Deák TKO 1 20/03/1998 Germany Frankfurt, Germany
Win 28-3 United States Wesley Martin PTS 8 06/12/1997 Germany Offenbach, Germany
Win 27-3 United States Mike Robinson PTS 8 13/06/1997 Germany Oberhausen, Germany
Win 26-3 Ukraine Yuriy Yelistratov PTS 8 10/05/1997 Germany Frankfurt, Germany
Loss 25-3 Croatia Željko Mavrović KO 1 09/12/1995 Germany Stuttgart, Germany For the EBU European Heavyweight title.
Win 25-2 United States Bradley Rone PTS 8 26/08/1995 United States Chicago, Illinois, US
Win 24-2 Hungary Lajos Eros PTS 8 27/05/1995 Germany Kiel, Germany
Win 23-2 United States Willie Jake PTS 8 28/02/1995 United States Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Win 22-2 United States George O'Mara TKO 2 10/12/1994 United States Los Angeles, California, US
Win 21-2 United States Brian LaSpada PTS 8 05/11/1994 United States Stateline, Nevada, US
Loss 20-2 United States John McClain TKO 1 27/08/1994 United States Bushkill, Pennsylvania, US
Win 20-1 England Terry Dixon PTS 8 03/08/1994 England Bristol, England
Win 19-1 United States Carl Williams PTS 10 28/04/1994 United States Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
Win 18-1 England Dennis Andries UD 12 23/03/1994 Wales Cardiff, Wales Won the WBC International cruiserweight title.
Win 17-1 United States Lopez McGee TKO 4 03/03/1994 United States Hammond, Indiana, US
Win 16-1 United States James Wilder KO 8 29/01/1994 United States Bismarck, North Dakota, US
Win 15-1 United States Grady Smith UD 12 03/12/1993 United States Orlando, Florida, US Defended the Florida State cruiserweight title.
Win 14-1 United States Guy Sonnenberg TKO 6 22/10/1993 United States Orlando, Florida, US Defended the Florida State cruiserweight title.
Win 13-1 United States Eddie Curry KO 4 24/09/1993 United States Gulf Shores, Alabama, US
Win 12-1 United States Jimmy Bills PTS 8 04/09/1993 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Win 11-1 United States Tim Richards KO 4 11/08/1993 United States South Bend, Indiana, US
Win 10-1 United States Dale Jackson TKO 4 24/07/1993 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
Win 9-1 United States David McCluskey TKO 5 30/04/1993 United States Orange Beach, Alabama, US
Win 8-1 Jamaica Cordwell Hylton TKO 4 22/10/1992 England London, England
Win 7-1 United States Ernest Simmons UD 12 23/06/1992 United States Tallahassee, Florida, US Won the vacant Florida State cruiserweight title.
Win 6-1 United States Jose Pedro Riveron KO 2 13/06/1992 United States Miami, Florida, US
Win 5-1 United States Fred Adams SD 6 10/04/1992 United States St. Petersburg, Florida, US
Win 4-1 United States Isaiah Slaughter KO 4 27/03/1992 United States Tampa, Florida, US
Loss 3-1 United States Tim Martin KO 5 20/02/1992 United States Rosemont, Illinois, US
Win 3-0 United States Anthony Abrams TKO 5 25/01/1992 United States Tampa, Florida, US
Win 2-0 England Ian Bulloch TKO 8 13/10/1991 Poland Warsaw, Poland
Win 1-0 United States Steve Paolilli KO 1 29/07/1991 United States Pensacola, Florida, US


  1. ^ "Celebrity fight". KSW. October 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
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  5. ^ "Marcin Najman's career boxing record". Retrieved 2010-07-09.

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