If there was ever an example of a boxer's record being deceiving, then take a look at Kamil Sokolowski (8-15-2, 3 KOs).

This Friday the Polish Heavyweight takes part in Ultimate Boxxer 6 in Manchester, hoping to win the Golden Robe.

The former kickboxing talent is a dark horse for many observers after recent wins over Nick Webb (also competing) and Alex Dickinson.

Kamil Sokolowski

Born: Poland, but lives in Barnstaple - has been in the UK for six years

Age: 33

Family: Married to Ilona, and they have one son Mimcli (7)

Record: 7-15-2, three wins by KO

Stance: Orthodox

Occupation: Drives a recycling lorry for the local council

Height: 6ft 1ins

Nickname: Sokol (means Falcon, in Polish)

Other sports played: Karate and kickboxing, both very popular in Poland. Started Karate when he was 13, and kickboxing when he was 20.

Kamil Sokolowski

What attracted you to boxing: A natural progression into the sport after his background in kickboxing, and says the sport suits his aggressive style.

Amateur career: No amateur career in boxing, but did have an impressive record as kickboxer before moving to the UK. He had fights in the WKL, European Championships and Polish Championship.

Set-up: Trains at the Barum Boxing Club, and has been coached By Gavin Lane for the past three years. Turned pro in 2014.

Career thus far: A former Muay-Thai champion, he won only two of his first 13 fights, losing to Dillian Whyte, Kash Ali and Gary Cornish. Lost to Tom Little and David Price in 2017. Fought Nathan Gorman twice, losing both (although rematch was on points over eight rounds) and has also been defeated by Sam Sexton. Has beaten Nick Webb, Adam Machaj, Sean Turner and Naylor Ball. Worth noting has only been stopped by Whyte and Gorman.

Describe your style: Has ability to mix it up, but by nature a come-forward fighter, very aggressive with solid compact technique. Very durable fighter.

Thoughts on Ultimate Boxxer 6? ‘I love the tournament style format, it will certainly suit how I fight, fast-paced, aggressive style. It will be the same for the others too, and it will give me a great chance to be on a huge platform.’

Interesting info: Kamil moved to the UK to improve the life for him and his young family, and has rededicated his training to achieve his goals in boxing. His previous losses came at a time when he wasn’t as committed to the professional game, and feels he lost certain fights because he is happy to compete away from his home turf.