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Artur Szpilka Says Jaw Was Broken in McCline Victory

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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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by piano man on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=Medved;12295246]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…

Comment by TheGreatA on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=New England;12295241]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…

Comment by Mastrangelo on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=TheGreatA;12295239]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…

Comment by Medved on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=TheGreatA;12295239]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…

Comment by New England on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=TheGreatA;12295239]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…

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