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 Last update:  12/4/2013       Read more by Rick Reeno         
Shaw Hopes Szpilka Comes Through For Jennings
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By Rick Reeno

Promoter Gary Shaw has advised that he's ready and willing to finalize a heavyweight battle of unbeatens between Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9KOs) and Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12KOs) for January 18th, on HBO, from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

Jennings was scheduled to face Polish giant Mariusz Wach. After initially accepting the fight, Wach withdrew a few days later.

Soon after, Wach's countryman, Szpilka, began taunting Jennings in the press. Szpilka says he is ready to replace Wach, and face Jennings on the January date.

"I'm very happy that Szpilka stood up for all of the Polish people after Wach pulled out of the fight. I have great respect for the Polish people. The only thing is that I feel sorry for Szpilka, because in this case he bit off more than he can chew. He can have someone contact me, so I can send a provision of service, and give him his opportunity to appear on HBO. I just hope that he's not like Wach, where he agrees to fight and then backs out," Shaw told

Shaw also apologized for comparing Wach, in an earlier BoxingScene article, to a Polish sausage - which is considered to be of the highest quality.

"I love Polish sausage. I apologize for comparing Wach with a Polish sausage, because a Polish sausage is of the highest quality," Shaw said.

Tags: Gary Shaw , Artur Szpilka , Bryant Jennings


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comment by Slowhand, on 12-05-2013
I wonder why Wach pulled out as he would´ve been a much tougher challenge than Szpilka. - I´m guessing Szpilka starts strong, gets out boxed and KOd in the middle rounds. And the crowd will appreciate every minute of it so I guess it could be worse. :boxing:

comment by joe strong, on 12-04-2013
this is a fight i could consider going to... it's the undercard for pascal\bute in montreal...

great matchup
comment by joe strong, on 12-04-2013
Jennings the 6'2 perimeter boxer with an 84' reach against the risk taking southpaw in szpilka. i really enjoy watching szpilka but he doesn't have the sturdiest of chins & he is easy to hit. that is not a good combination when you start taking on world level fighters. this is a 50\50 fight in my...

comment by King-, on 12-04-2013
Who promotes Szpilka? Make this happen asap! You can never have enough undefeated HW showdowns!

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