He also compiled a fine 11-2 record in the
semi-professional World Series of Boxing,
representing Milano Thunder, so it was only
natural that he would be fast-tracked when he
turned pro in June of 2014.
After a routine debut-victory, Szello won the
Hungarian national Cruiserweight title in his
second outing, scoring a land-slide unanimous
decision over Gyula Bozai (12-6-2).
He finished 2014 with two easy wins over
journeymen, before being stepped up in class on
March 14, 2015, taking on Georgian Shalva
Jomardashvili (31-11-2) for the vacant Universal
Boxing Organization™ (UBO) International
Jomardashvili was on the slide, but had fought
Matthew Macklin for the European Middleweight
title, and gone the distance with Hungarian
legend, and former world Light Heavyweight
champion, Zsolt Erdei a year earlier.
So when Szello demolished him in three, it was
quite a statement. Szello showed Jomardashvili
no mercy, knocking him down in round two before
finishing him off in the next stanza.
Szello defended the UBO title a month later,
scoring a unanimous decision over Romanian
Iulian Ilie (20-8-2). He won eighteen more
straight, before losing a challenge for the WBA
World title to Ryad Merhy (28-1) in October of
Prior to that he had defeated good opponents
such as Ismail Abdoul (56-35-2), Alejandro
Valori (17-8), Hamilton Ventura (15-3-1),
Garrett Wilson (17-11-1), Robert Hall Jr.
(11-0), Denis Grachev (16-5-1), Gusmyr Perdomo
(25-8) and Denis Simcic (32-2-1).
It remains to be seen if the Merhy fight will be
his last fight, or if Szello, now 37, has
another run in him. If not, he finished with a
stellar 24-1 (16) ledger.