By Luke Furman (photos by Piotr Nowak)
An all-Polish heavyweight showdown has been finalized for November 10 at the Arena Gliwice in Gliwice.
It's official! Artur Szpilka (21-3, 15 KO) will collide with Mariusz Wach (33-3, 17 KO).
Szpilka is looking to keep his win streak going, after suffering back to back defeats to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and countryman Adam Kownacki. Szpilka bounced back in May when he won a ten round unanimous decision over veteran Dominick Guinn.
Wach had a big upset decision win over Erkan Teper in March of 2017, but then in November of the same year he was stopped in nine rounds by top contender Jarrell Miller.
An additional attraction of this rivalry is the fact that Andrzej Gmitruk, the former coach of Wach, is now in the corner of Szpilka.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org