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 Last update:  7/1/2012       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
Artur Szpilka Says Jaw Was Broken in McCline Victory
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By Ruslan Chikov

According to rising Polish heavyweight contender Artur Szpilka (12-0, 9KOs), his jaw was broken in two places during Saturday night's ten round unanimous decision over veteran Jameel McCline (43-12-3, 24 KOs) in Lodz. The scores were 98-93, 98-94, 97-94. Szpilka says the injury took place in the sixth round of the fight.

"I fought with big and strong guys during the amateur ranks and in sparring, but I've never experienced someone this powerful [before]. For a moment, the world spun before my eyes. But I managed to collect myself and take control of the situation," Szpilka told Ring Polska.

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comment by piano man, on 07-01-2012
[QUOTE=Medved]I dont know why he isnt at CW, Poland has been producing some great world class CW in recent years, but they fail at HW when they move up. Except Adamek, he had some HW success but was no match at all for Vitali[/QUOTE] Szpilka was cw before he went to prison. After 18 months he ...

comment by TheGreatA, on 07-01-2012
[QUOTE=New England]you're being very generous that guy flat out sucks flat out sucks what a joke he is. that's what a domestic fighter looks like. HW is scary bad. that guy is plenty big. it's the big enough division. he's big enough. guys smaller have been great HW. his problem is ...

comment by Mastrangelo, on 07-01-2012
[QUOTE=TheGreatA]It's difficult to say without any additional information on Szpilka's injury.[/QUOTE] Not really, seriously, just look. Szpilka wasn't even sure he had his jaw broken. And Szpilka is not CW because he get fat at prison and now people around him fooled him into being new great ...

comment by Medved, on 07-01-2012
[QUOTE=TheGreatA]It's difficult to say without any additional information on Szpilka's injury. I agree. Szpilka looked tentative and intimidated by McCline's size as he admits. Probably he just isn't big enough and good enough to fight against heavyweights. He used to be a cruiserweigh...

comment by New England, on 07-01-2012
[QUOTE=TheGreatA]It's difficult to say without any additional information on Szpilka's injury. I agree. Szpilka looked tentative and intimidated by McCline's size as he admits. Probably he just isn't big enough and good enough to fight against heavyweights. He used to be a cruiserweight and ...

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