Fans spot bizarre moment boxer's corner man takes a PHONE CALL in between rounds | The Sun
15th November 2023

BOXING fans were left perplexed after Konrad Czajkowski's cornerman took phone calls between fights.

Czajkowski was fighting English light-welterweight Owen Rees in Newcastle on Saturday night.

The coach gave instructions to Czajkowski while chatting on the blower between rounds four and five in the six round bout.

There is no rule in the laws of the British Boxing Board of Control to stop trainers taking calls mid-fight.

Czajkowski was eventually stopped in the fifth round of his fight as his professional record dropped to 2-2-1, while Rees improved to 2-0 after winning his debut in the summer.

Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison was appalled by the bizarre act when on commentary and said: "That’s crazy – fighters, I don’t care who your coach is – do not accept that kind of work environment.


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"A professional coach wouldn’t even think to bring their phone in the corner like that, so this coach needs some schooling on being professional on fight night."

Fans were completely baffled by the decision to take a call during the fight.

One fan wrote on X: "Hahahahaa emergency call."

Another wrote: "Who said men can't multitask?"

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A third wrote: "Konrad, your mum says hi."

Unfortunately, the advice coming from outside the ring was of no use with Rees stopping Czajkowski in the fifth.

In the night's main event, the promising Shabaz Masoud kept his unbeaten record with a split-decision victory over Jose Sanmartin.

It wasn't the greatest performance, with his promoter, Eddie Hearn, admitting he was far from convincing: "If we’re talking about Shabaz Masoud as a world championship contender, miles off the pace, miles off the pace tonight.

"We’re talking about a guy that looked like a British title, European title fighter. Not someone that looked special enough to win a world title. We know he’s got the ability to do it, but tonight wasn’t good enough."

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