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The Man Known as “The Macedonian Machine” Trajche Ilioski will be making his pro debut this week at 18 years of age and look to quickly make a name for himself in the glamorous Welterweight division under the guidance of Global powerhouse manager Tony Tolj.

Ilioski will take on 13 fight veteran Ramiz Dzafic of Bosnia i Herzegovina over 4 rounds at the famed Sport Hall in Tetovo Macedonia

Having quickly amassed over 40 fights with 38 victories as part of the Macedonian national setup in the amateur ranks. Ilioski has competed in Holland, Austria and Belgium as well as the Balkans. His most significant boxing victory was winning the International boxing tournament “Juniors nations cup Vrbas” in Serbia, August 2018.

Ilioski also has an impressive kickboxing resume, winning multiple tournaments most famously the WKF World Cup in Viena in a field of 80 boxers from 25 various countries.

Ilioski opened up and discusses his upcoming debut.

“It has been very frustrating here in Macedonia with Covid as we have many stop starts but I’m very thankful to my team. Darko Catleski is an amazing man and he and Tony have done everything to get my career started.”

“Having Tony Tolj and Dragon Fire manage my career is very significant to me. It’s a great honor for me to be managed by Tony and I will do everything in my power to have many successes for me, my team and my country.”

“It is great that we “Balkans” support each other and I am very excited that Tony is of Macedonian origin. I am looking forward to many wins and I will be proud to represent Macedonia in the best possible way. To be a world champion I know you have to have the best team behind you, to be ready when my chance comes. I would like to show my own professionalism, dedication, skills and capabilities to be the best.”

Tony Tolj gave his take on his latest acquisition, “We are very excited to work with Trajche and I can’t wait for his pro debut this weekend. I believe he will go right to the top in this industry and it was the right move for all parties concerned. We work with fighters from all over the world and this will benefit the career of Trajche.

Darko is a tremendous trainer and a quality person, my European talent scout Naumce Paunkoski & I travelled to Macedonia in 2017 and we are all very excited to see the progression of “The Macedonia Machine”. My mother is Macedonian and It gives great joy to be able to guide the career of Macedonian Machine Trajche Ilioski.

Photo Credit: Pro Boxing Macedonia 

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