Artur Szpilka Back on 4/20, Tough Getting an Opponent

By Luke Furman

Polish heavyweight prospect Artur Szpilka (13-0, 10 KOs) will return on April 20th in Rzeszow, Poland. Last month the boxer was involved in a very exciting encounter in Chicago, where he was dropped two times before coming back in the sixth round to score a knockout over Mike Mollo. The fight was televised by ESPN's Friday Night Fights.

Szpilka is having some trouble finding an opponent for the April date. He says former champion Hasim Rahman, and contender Tor Hamer, have turned down offers. The Polish boxer also says former champ Sergei Liakhovich initially agreed to take the fight but then took a pass after noting that he wouldn't have enough time to get ready by the date.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

Tags: Artur Szpilka image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kokingbill on 03-26-2013

[QUOTE=Weltschmerz;13183589]Nobody said that... Let him fight Jennings.[/QUOTE] He's not anywhere near Jennings' wavelength, but I know B Y would give him a lesson if he wants to comd to philly to spar one day. He's got a fight scheduled for…

Comment by molinari on 03-26-2013

[QUOTE=ChiBoxingNews;13183471]Mollo been asking for the rematch...[/QUOTE] Szpilka Mollo II will happen later this year in Chicago at White something stadium. some footage from yesterdays sparring session with Nagy Aguilera.

Comment by Weltschmerz on 03-26-2013

[QUOTE=kokingbill;13183272]Oh man hes so gangsta and dangerous no one wants a piece of this homeboy...GTFO. He might have to consider retiring if no one will dare get in the ring with him. He's the most feared since a young kid…

Comment by BostonGuy on 03-26-2013

[QUOTE=ChiBoxingNews;13183471]Mollo been asking for the rematch...[/QUOTE] How 'bout Fres Oquendo?

Comment by ChiBoxingNews on 03-26-2013

Mollo been asking for the rematch...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Nicola Adams in Talks To Join Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Frank Warren Not Pleased With How Jamie Cox's Win Played Out Leo Santa Cruz Says Father's Illness Was a Factor in Frampton Loss Roach: Mayweather Will Fight Again, He's Looking For Pacquiao Pacquiao Credits His Discipline in Juggling Tough Schedule Orlando Cruz Vows To Beat Flanagan: I Will Be First Gay Champ! Video: Jesus Cuellar Very Eager To Finally Face Mares Roach Doubts Canelo is Serious About Cotto: He Won't Fight Us! Video: Abner Mares Discusses New Trainer, Cuellar Title Shot Crawford's Opponent in Place, Going To Contracts, Says Arum Video: Robert Garcia on Brandon Rios, Mares-Cuellar, More Pacquiao vs. Vargas: No Delay Broadcast of PPV, Says Arum Video: Richard Schaefer Talks Return, Mayweather, Canelo-GGG Roach: Golovkin May Need To Jump To 175 For More Recognition Photos: Cuellar, Mares Go Face To Face at Los Angeles Presser Parker's Promoter Withdraws Funding Bid For Andy Ruiz Bout DeGale Confident That He'll Beat, Expose Weaknesses in Golovkin Roach Admits: Crawford is NOT My Favorite Fight For Pacquiao Schaefer: I Couldn't Be Coming Back With a Better Fight Card Crawford To Face PBC Fighter Next? Then Pacquiao in 2017? Roach: Pacquiao is Too Big, Lomachenko is Not That Good Javier Fortuna vs. Omar Douglas Camp Notes Pacquiao vs. Lomachenko is The Fight Arum Wants To Make Most Terry Flanagan vs. Orlando Cruz on November 26, Motorpoint Roach: Golden Boy Protecting Their 'Cash Cow' From Golovkin John Molina Wants to Dethrone 140 Kingpin Terence Crawford Schaefer Explains Ringstar Business Model, PBC Relationship Roach Still Wants Pacquiao vs. Canelo: I Love That Fight! Parker's Promoter Still Pushing To Keep Ruiz Fight in Auckland Manny Pacquiao: I Need a Convincing Win To Prove I'm Still Here Scott Quigg Makes Featherweight Debut on Anthony Joshua Card Pacquiao vs. Vargas Lands on BoxNation Katie Taylor Inks Promotional With Eddie Hearn, Pro Debut Set Oscar De La Hoya: 2016 is Maybe The Worst Year For Boxing Roach: I Don't Think Andre Ward is The Fighter He Used To Be Video: Freddie Roach Talks Golovkin, Kovalev vs. Ward, More Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Have Retirement Pact in Place Video: Justin Fortune Discusses The Heavyweight Division Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Sure, Why Not Video: Bob Arum Talks Schaefer, Trump, King, UFC, More

Latest Active Forum Threads