FCC 29 is just around the corner and we’ve got a MASSIVE Championship fight to touch on.
Kurtis Campbell is known throughout the entire UK scene. Be it at Bantamweight, Featherweight or Lightweight, he holds a Championship belt in multiple promotions. The Pink Panther is only interested in the toughest tasks at hand, and it’s often made it hard to find fights for him in the UK.
Enter Milosz Kruk. Milosz enters with an amateur record of 9-1 through ten fights. Similar to Kurtis, Milosz is currently ranked second at Featherweight in Poland on Tapology. There’s an argument to be made that both of these men should be #1 in their respective areas. We believe that these two are the cream of the crop in the UK and Poland respectively, at least at Featherweight.
A superfight for the International Featherweight Championship adds a bit of international flavor, not to mention the one of a kind opportunity for both Kurtis and Milosz.
The True UK #1? Kurtis “The Pink Panther” Campbell
Kurtis “The Pink Panther” Campbell is on a tear. He stands 8-1 with wins over every prospect imaginable, yet still holds his #2 ranking. Currently, sitting at #1 is George Staines, yet he’s not fought since August of 2021 and there’s nothing lined up in sight. Meanwhile, here is what Kurtis has done since July of 2021, which is only a month prior to when Staines last competed.
Kurtis defeated Marlon Jones at UKFC 14 to win the UKFC Bantamweight Championship, even if nobody considers him a bantamweight. Then, Kurtis took out Stef Murray only a month later at FCC. Continuing his tear, the natural fit was to fight Declan Fisher and claim UKFC Featherweight gold. This is when Kurtis became double champ. Then, in December, Kurtis took out current Almighty Champion and top 3 in three divisions, Teddy Stringer to become FCC Lightweight Champion. As if that weren’t enough, Kurtis showed up to Almighty 24 for his first fight in 2022. All he did was wipe the floor with a previously undefeated prospect who’s seen no struggle prior.
When looking at the Tapology rankings and seeing that Kurtis still stands behind George Staines, it’s easy to be discouraged. If winning four Championships in three promotions while spanning three weight classes in under a year isn’t enough, then Kurtis will go out and try to win a fifth. When Kurtis arrives on June 25th, he goes for the never before heard of “Quintuple Champion” title.
Poland’s #1 Answers the Call
It’s easy to call for Kurtis to have a number one ranking, but when we look at Milosz’ case it’s even more shocking. Milosz stands ranked second in the Featherweight division in Poland according to tapology. The issue with this, is Milosz not only beat the number one in his most recent fight, he finished him. Now, after finishing the sole man ahead of him, Kruk still stands second. This disrespect will fuel him leading in to fight night.
Milosz is on a six-fight win streak and refuses to slow down. Now charging directly into a clash between the UK and Poland’s finest, something must give. Neither of these men want an easy fight, and neither of these men will get one. This fight is of a stature that we just don’t get to often see at the amateur level. There is a real chance that both Kurtis and Milosz are in the UFC ranks in the future, yet we get to see them clash for all of the marbles as the UK and Poland’s finest in June.
If Milosz takes out Campbell, that will make him on a six fight win streak with his last two wins being over the best of Poland AND the best of the UK. This fight is about legacy building. Which man will come out on top? Which number one truly is the cream of the crop? Will Kurtis take his fifth championship, or will Milosz stop the hype?
FCC 29 Goes Down June 25th
If you’re anywhere near Bolton come June 25th, you must come down to FCC 29. With title fights a plenty scattered across the pro and amateur scene, it’s safe to say that FCC 29 will deliver the goods. Names like Kurtis Campbell, Lewis McGrillen, Joe Cummins and more already are on the card. Make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to see the stars of today, and of tomorrow at Full Contact Contender. If you can’t attend, Combat Sports UK will have you covered with all of the pre and post fight content you need.
Featured Image Credits to FCC MMA and Milosz Kruk