REDDITCH warrior Andrew Robinson secured victory over previously undefeated Damian Jonak in Poland on Saturday evening.

The IBO continental middleweight champion defeated Jonak, who went into the fight with an impressive 41-0-1 record, by split decision in Katowice after eight absorbing rounds.

Robinson started well as he established his jab and made his superior reach count.

Jonak, 36, hit back and enjoyed some success in the second and third rounds as he persevered with his double jab, overhand right combination.

As the bout wore on, Robinson got to grips with the stocky Pole’s one dimensional attack.

Claiming centre of the ring and picking his shots well, D'Animal finished the fight strongly.

Despite the fight being in Jonak’s home country, Robinson deservedly picked up a memorable split decision success.

“I am so happy,” he said. “It’s been a long camp and Jonak’s been my focus for many months. I knew, and my team knew, I could come to Poland and get the win.

“I’m the most dangerous middleweight in Britain. I’ve come over here and beaten a fighter who hasn’t lost in 42 fights.

“I’m always fit and always ready. I will fight anybody. This is a statement. Bring on the next big fight.”