Artur Szpilka Drops, Dominates Dominick Guinn Over Ten Rounds

By Alexey Sukachev

Poland - Popular Polish heavyweight Artur "The Pin" Szpilka (21-3, 15 KOs) showed his best form in a ten-round, unanimous decision over tough-as-nails but usually negative American veteran Dominick Guinn (35-12-1, 24 KOs).

The fight was mostly tedious. Szpilka, 29, was very methodical but did some damage against the 43-year old, who - as usually - concentrated solely on a survival.

Szpilka's domination got more and more visible and well felt as the fight progressed but Guinn was never in danger of being stopped... until the very last round.

With just thirty seconds remaining, the Polish heavyweight knocked Guinn down with a heavy left hook but the American got up and made it to the bell, in what was a clear shutout for the Pole.

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WBC light middleweight female champion Ewa Piatkowska (11-1, 4 KOs) barely retained her green and gold title with a controversial majority decision over 41-year veteran Maria Lindberg (16-4-2, 9 KOs) of Sweden.

Stockier, shorter Lindberg was more aggressive and more successful in exchanges, while the Pole showed glimpses of the mastery while moving on her heels. One judge had it 95-95, whilst the other two voted for Piatkowska: 96-94.

In a battle of two heavyweights, younger Latvian Rihards Bigis (13-6, 11 KOs) was declared the winner over fight veteran Marcin "El Testosteron" Najman (15-5, 11 KOs), when the latter withdrew in the fourth with a dislocated shoulder.

In a minor upset, journeyman Robert Swierzbinski (20-7-2, 3 KOs) got his arguably biggest career win with a majority decision over former European welterweight champion Rafal Jackiewicz, who was prevented from getting his milestone 50th victory.

Swierzbinski used his freshness and energy to overwhelm his more experienced but aging (41 years) foe on sheer work-rate. Scores were: 59-55, 58-56, 57-57 - not in favor of Jackiewicz (49-19-2, 22 KOs), who lost his fifth fight in the latest six bouts.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-26-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Kownacki plastered Szpilka in his last fight, so maybe The Pill is kaputski. But then I read that Kownacki is permanently suspended by NYSAC according to Box Rec, but I can't find any…

Comment by ceylon mooney on 05-26-2018

ah, sounds kinda lame. i really dig szpilka but seein him take a dive against kownacki was a real bummer. id like to see him face a fringe contender and get some good fights.

Comment by paulf on 05-26-2018

Watched a couple rounds, couldn't belive Guinn is still fighting. He phoned it in but got a few nice shots in. Szpika had a nice run at heavy, didn't he? I remember thinking he was crazy when he moved up.

Comment by saintpat on 05-26-2018

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;18804793]Guinn is a no challenge boxer that should have had his license pulled years ago... not saying much for this local Commission to signing this so-called fight, this was garbage...[/QUOTE] Take Kevin Johnson with him, please.

Comment by az3490 on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;18805128]Kownacki plastered Szpilka in his last fight, so maybe The Pill is kaputski. But then I read that Kownacki is permanently suspended by NYSAC according to Box Rec, but I can't find any further details. It would be interesting to…

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