Andreas Katzourakis Ready To Be A Silent Overnight Success
This week Andreas Katzourakis got a win on a small show that not many people outside of the regional market saw.
The 25-year-old fighter, hailing from Athens, Greece, has moved his life to America, to pursue the most American thing possible – a dream. What is that dream? To be a boxing world champion, of course.
Armed with Split-T Management advising his career, and Brendan Segalas serving as his go-to guy attending each and every fight – Katzourakis now also has a promoter, Forris Washington, the head of Next Fight Up Promotions.
This past week Katzourakis, a middleweight, who started as a pro with Abel Sanchez, but now has relocated to Texas to work with Ronnie Shields, is one of these fighters who will “emerge out of nowhere” to the average fight fan. Living in America during the isolation and restrictions of COVID-19 policies, Katzourakis, has been a true professional grinding away, but until fighters get a chance to fight on the big stage, it often seems to go unnoticed.
His last two wins are good ones, one over Isiah Jones (R.I.P.), and this week stopping Cameron Kreal in five rounds. Katzourakis, a former kickboxer turned professional boxer, is fighting world-class competition early in his career, and is already in eight-round fights. 2023 should be a year that you start to hear his name mentioned in some interesting trajectory bouts.
Be aware of him.