Szpilka: Mike Mollo is a Bigger Puncher Than Deontay Wilder

By Luke Furman

Artur Szpilka issued a stern warning on Saturday night, prior to the heavyweight fight between Mike Mollo (21-5-1, 13 KOs) and Krzysztof Zimnoch (18-1-1, 12 KO).

Spilka was doing ringside commentary at the Arena Hall in Legionowo, Poland.

He was asked for his opinion on which fighter was the bigger puncher, Mollo or current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

szpilka-mollo (5)

Szpilka has two memorable wars with Mollo in 2013. The Polish contender was dropped hard and badly hurt in both contests, but managed to come back and knock Mollo out both times.

Szpilka seemed to take Wilder's punches a lot better, until he walked right into a huge counter-shot that knocked him out cold in the ninth round last month in Brooklyn.

"Wilder knocked out me and Mollo did not, but Wilder caught me purely with a counter-punch as I was coming in. But if I had to say who hits harder, who has stronger punches - Mollo left a much greater impression on me," Szpilka said.

Zimnoch did not listen to any of Szpilka's warnings prior to the contest, and he was demolished in one round by Mollo's big power punches. Zimoch went down twice and was very hurt when the referee waved off the fighter.

On paper Mollo seemed to be a veteran opponent who was being fed to an up and coming contender. Mollo was coming back from a very long stint of inactivity, with his last fight taking place in August 2013 when he was knocked out in the rematch with Szpilka. The KO of Zimnoch was also Mollo's first win since 2010.

Zimnoch wants an immediate rematch.

"Hopefully, Mollo will give us a rematch. Sometimes you just have to fall, and then get up even stronger. One can be sure, we still believe in Zimnoch," said promoter Tomasz Babilonski. "We want a rematch because Chris is certainly a better fighter, but these things happen."

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rckdees on 02-22-2016

He left the ring on a stretcher

Comment by 1hourRun on 02-22-2016

Do he really got hands? - '' Left Pearl Harbor, Right Hiroshima! '' Bombsquad - Bombsquad - Bombsquad SQUAD UP!

Comment by bigjavi973 on 02-22-2016

:lol1: Wilder hit him so hard he barely remembers that night.

Comment by b00g13man on 02-22-2016


Comment by Weltschmerz on 02-22-2016

We get it Artur, you're behind your countryman here. Mollo is a beast, hence he destroyed Zimnoch in a couple minutes.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Yafai: 'Absolute Joke' How Heavy Carmona Came in for Our Fight Horn's Trainer: Crawford is Just a Man, Horn Beat a Legend! Naoya Inoue Eyes More Titles: I Hope To Win Whole WBSS! Adonis Stevenson: Mayweather Tricked Us With The Officials! Ricky Burns Will Return on June 16th in Newcastle Kal Yafai: I'm Ready to Take Out the Champs, One After Another Photos: Naoya Inoue Destroys Jamie McDonnell in One Round Golovkin Promoter Explains GGG's Position: He Wants Fair Split! De La Hoya To Golovkin: Go Fight Derevyancheko For $1 Million! Daily Bread Mailbag: Loma vs. Tank, Mikey Garcia, Russell, More Jamie McDonnell Confirms He Will Move Up After KO Loss's Television Picks of The Week - May 26 Dubois Gives Deontay Wilder The Edge To Beat Anthony Joshua Jarrett Hurd Turns Back on Lara Rematch, Wants Kell Brook Next The Unfortunate Reality of Canelo-GGG Rematch Negotiations Luis Ortiz Waiting For WBC To Make Ruling on Whyte Fight Linares: I Did Not Quit With Lomachenko, I'd Like a Rematch Photos: Ramirez-Mendez, Nyambayar-Escandon - PBC Weigh-In Evens Pierre Knocks Francisco Contreras Out in Seventh De La Hoya Smiles at Golovkin: Good Luck With Derevyanchenko! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Ready For War Artur Szpilka Drops, Dominates Dominick Guinn Over Ten Rounds Miguel Cotto Helping Polish The Skills of Angel Acosta Izu Ugonoh Returns, Stops Fred Kassi in Three Rounds Photos: David Lemieux Looks Depleted at Weigh-In For Achour Mazion vs. Pauldo - Golden Boy on ESPN Co-Main Set, June 8 Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter Deal Reached For WBC Title Berchelt vs. Barros Finalized For Merida, To Be Carried By ESPN+ David Lemieux Fails To Make Weight, Move To 168 is Eyed Luis Nery: I'll Prove I'm The Best at 118, I Want My Title Back Joshua, Hearn Stand Firm: Wilder Fight Must Be in The UK News: Tyson Fury's Return, Bare Knuckle Boxing, James Beech Epic Sports CEO on Securing Whyte-Pulev, Signing Fighters, More Inoue Confirms He’ll Compete in WBSS Bantamweight Tournament Brendan Ingle, Dean Francis Pass Away: Boxing World Mourns Tony Bellew "100%" Interested In Fighting Oleksandr Usyk Inoue Blows Out McDonnell in 1st Round to Win Bantamweight Title Trout: I'm Going To Derail Charlo-Hurd, Get Rematch With Hurd! Shiro Knocks Out Lopez With Body Shot in 2nd Round of Rematch Warren: Tyson Fury Will Avoid Comeback Mistakes of Haye

Latest Active Forum Threads