Szpilka Clears Up Issues, Jennings Fight is On

The United States Embassy in Poland has granted heavyweight sensation Artur "The Pin" Szpilka (16-0, 12 KOs) the proper visa to enter the United States, and he will be landing in Chicago this evening.

Szpilka had been denied entry on his first attempt to enter the country for his 10-round showdown against Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9 KOs) on January 25 in New York at Madison Square Garden Arena

Promoters Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions and Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing are both breathing a sigh of relief, now that fight will proceed as scheduled.

The undefeated pair will both be making their HBO debuts in a televised doubleheader, headlined by "Mikey" Garcia's first defense of his WBO Super Featherweight Championship.

Philadelphia's Jennings is currently ranked #5 in the WBA and #4 in both the WBC and IBF. The wildly popular Szpilka, of Warsaw, Poland, is currently rated WBA and WBC #14.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ScottWeiland on 01-18-2014

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;14145750]Glad Spilka's on - I thought it'd come through, but it looks like a few folk were thinking he was fighting this W/E, which woulda made it a little problematic. Still - an exciting start to 2014 for the HWs.…

Comment by Szef on 01-18-2014

[QUOTE=joe strong;14143810]I flew to Amsterdam from Edmonton Canada watched a concert at he melkeg & flew home. flew to London then Amsterdam hung out for the day watched the show & flew back to Canada the next day. I have…

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 01-18-2014

Glad Spilka's on - I thought it'd come through, but it looks like a few folk were thinking he was fighting this W/E, which woulda made it a little problematic. Still - an exciting start to 2014 for the HWs.…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 01-18-2014

[QUOTE=joe strong;14145484]he will lose a couple days training but artur has probably done that route more then once in his career which should help some. if he had to do all that flying any closer to the fight then i'd…

Comment by joe strong on 01-18-2014

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland.;14144009]You don't see a big deal,neither do i,the fact remains the wholse scenario Artur has endured isn't ideal preparation. I lean towards Artur still,he's a tough hombre.shouid he lose I won't try to legitimise the goings on this week as…

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