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Adamek vs Szpilka: A Polish Rivalry Starting To Build?

By Luke Furman

There seems to be a rivalry building between Polish heavyweights Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28KOs) and Artur Szpilka (12-0, 9KOs). During past interviews, the two boxers exchanged some words. Adamek is the biggest star in Polish boxing, while Szpilka is being groomed as the next big thing. Recently, Szpilka made some critical comments about Adamek's decision to face Travis Walker on September 8th in Newark, New Jersey.

"Travis Walker is a very easy opponent for Adamek. I don't know who selects Adamek's opponents, but [Walker] is too easy of an opponent for a guy who wants to box again for the world heavyweight championship. I know what I'm saying, because two months ago I spent many rounds in Warsaw sparring with Walker," Szpilka said.

"I had no problems with Walker, [I shook him up] and the sparring was interrupted. I did not feel any power in his punches. Generally, I never felt threatened. Adamek is too fast for him, he will decision Travis or stop him before the distance. I hope that someday, maybe in a year, I get the chance to fight with Tomasz Adamek, and then we'll find out [which Polish fighter] will rule the heavyweight division."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Daïa on 07-23-2012

Szpilka - adamek would be great event in Poland, but Adamek have no reasons facing him right now, even for a domestic fight. Maybe after a fight against Wlad.

Comment by Cazadores on 07-23-2012

Szpika impressed me a lot in previous fights, but his last fight he looked crappy and fought nothing like usual. I'll chalk it up as an injury, but I am interested what he looks like in his next fight.

Comment by Mastrangelo on 07-23-2012

Szpilka and his promoter is just using Adamek name to promote him, fight not happening, at least not as long as Adamek is relevant at heavyweight. And Szpilka is pretty dumb guy by the way.

Comment by taansend on 07-23-2012

Funny but I didn't see anything in the article to see a rivalry building up!!! I just saw Szpilka talk about sparring with Walker. Did I miss something? But maybe the author is just thinking ahead. By this time next…

Comment by joe strong on 07-22-2012

szpilka is inexperienced & had his jaw broke by jameel mccline but he still won the fight.

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