TAUNTON prospect Pawel Augustynik returns to Bristol City’s Ashton Gate on March 16 to defend his unbeaten record, writes Marc Gatford.

Last time out, the Pole stopped Przemyslaw Binienda to move to 5-0.

He said: “I’m pleased with my performances in 2017, but I have things to work on.”

Augustynik’s coach, David Entwistle, identified strength and conditioning as an area to refine and introduced fitness specialist Lukasz Kleben.

“It is has given me a real boost to be working with Lukasz,” Augustynik said.

“I’m pushing myself harder and I feel I’m already punching harder. I can’t wait to take this feeling into the ring.”

Alongside his work at Activate Fitness in Taunton, the former English amateur champion spends half a week at Bristol Boxing Gym.

“The gym is the perfect place for me to develop my craft. We have great sparring and top guidance from Chris Sanigar,” he said.

Bristol boxing icon and manager Chris Sanigar is impressed by Augustynik’s ability to draw big crowds, which is evident from the 100 plus tickets sold for the March date.

Augustynik added: “Thanks to everyone that’s coming out for me. I’m feeling the best I’ve felt at this stage in camp.

“None of this would be possible without Tom Auton and Activate Fitness’s fantastic facilities and my sponsors Growth technology, The Inner Garden and P&P Autos.”

Tickets are available from £30 through to VIP tables of 10 costing £500 - call David Entwistle on 07540 260064 to book.