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 Last update:  1/31/2013       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Szpilka Ready For Mollo, Wants Wilder and Magomed
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By Luke Furman

Heavyweight prospect Artur Szpilka (12-0, 9 KOs) of Poland is ready for his ESPN televised fight against veteran Mike Mollo (20-3-1, 12 KOs). The match is happening on Friday at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago. Szpilka, who may face Polish rival Krzysztof Zimnoch on February 23rd in Poland, wants to face two of the top up and coming heavyweights in the sport. In 2013, Szpilka would like to secure fights with Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27KOs) or Eastern Euro product Magomed Abdusalamov (16-0, 16KOs).

"I would like to compete with the best. I hope that soon I will be able to deal with Deontay Wilder or Magomed Abdusalamov," Szpilka.

Szpilka wants to stay very busy in 2013. After overcoming several injuries in 2012, he would like to get in at least five fights this year. Last year he fought and won three times, but suffered several injuries during his June win over Jameel McCline, and that kept him out of the ring for the rest of the year.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

Tags: Artur Szpilka , Magomed Abdusalamov



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mollo is a good test
comment by joe strong, on 02-01-2013
mollo is a good test but it's not a gimme. i give szpilka credit for wanting to fight all these prospects but one fight at a time. he is to fight on the golota undercard against another pole but sounds like that fight might not happen because of his opponents promotional situation. i like his att...

comment by LacedUp, on 02-01-2013
"Best" and "Wilder" shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentence.

comment by Khmelnytsky, on 01-31-2013
[QUOTE=molinari]Weight in is live now, Szpilka weight 213,5, no sight of Mike Mollo yet, dont know if he made it, he skipped press conference and open workout, dont know if the fight is on or what.[/QUOTE] Really? I have a difficult time believing that. He's been a solid 235 ever since getti...

comment by Luilun, on 01-31-2013
Unless your hanging around Skid Row drinking Night Train you won't get a Wilder bout

comment by molinari, on 01-31-2013
Weight in is live now, Szpilka weight 213,5, no sight of Mike Mollo yet, dont know if he made it, he skipped press conference and open workout, dont know if the fight is on or what.

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