TAUNTON boxer Pawel August has departed the UK for Poland, returning to Gniew Castle to defend his WBC International Silver title.

Having claimed the title last November, when he defeated Dariusz Sek, August is now aiming to defend it against Max Miszczenko, in a fight which will be broadcast live on Boxnation this Friday night.

The 25-year-old is unbeaten in 12 fights, but Ukrainian Miszczenko, 28, represents a real test for him, coming into the bout off the back of four consecutive victories.

August has been hard at work in preparation for this fight, having been able to train full-time as a professional athlete during lockdown.

Look out for a full preview of the fight in this Thursday's County Gazette.