Szpilka Warns Adamek Not To Underestimate Eric Molina

By Luke Furman

Artur Szpilka (20-2, 15 KOs) has warned his countryman, former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs), to take upcoming opponent Eric Molina (24-3, 18 KOs) very, very seriously.

Adamek is scheduled to face Molina in a heavyweight showdown on the next edition of Polsat Boxing Night, which will take place on the 2nd of April in Krakow.

Molina recently helped Szpilka in training camp for last month's fight with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Szpilka did very well in the fight, but suffered a vicious knockout in the ninth round.

tomasz-adamek (4)

Szpilka, who won a decision over Adamek in 2014, says Molina starts slow but then really gets his big punches going.

Molina also faced Wilder, last July, in the champion's first defense of the WBC crown. In the first half of the contest, Molina rocked Wilder and had him on unsteady legs. The champion recovered and knocked out Molina in the ninth. Molina came back in October to pick up a stay-busy TKO win.

"Sometimes Molina actually starts off a little timid at first, and he gives a little too much respect to his opponent - but over time, as the fight plays out, he starts to get going and then he can be really dangerous. He has a real good right uppercut. Tomasz will have to do a lot of moving, changing angles, to give Molina no chance of catching him. Molina has real heavy-hands and he can be dangerous for anyone," Szpilka said.

Szpilka issued a similar warning to his countryman Krzysztof Zimnoch about Mike Mollo. Zimnoch may not have listened, as he allowed Mollo to get close enough to land his wild punches to secure an stunning knockout win in the first round on Saturday night. Szpilka was dropped three times by Mollo in their two meetings, but he recovered to win both bouts by knockout.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BostonGuy on 02-24-2016

Manuel Charr.....:grumpy:

Comment by joe strong on 02-24-2016

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland.;16491660]Like who for instance Adamek the former cruiser champ, Solis an Olympian and Chris Byrd right ?[/QUOTE] Danny Williams, Sosnowski, ed mahone, & look at his resume before lennox...he had how many fights until he stepped up? same with Wlad..…

Comment by SuperHanz on 02-24-2016

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland.;16490242]He can give Wlad, Fury, Povetkin, and Ortiz a tough fight ! I've heard some whoppers on this site before but this one right here is sig worthy.[/QUOTE] Don't bite. Eric Molina is a BUM. Just because he gave Wilder…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 02-24-2016

[QUOTE=joe strong;16490766]Molina is about the same level as most of Vitali's opponents... :wave:[/QUOTE] Like who for instance Adamek the former cruiser champ, Solis an Olympian and Chris Byrd right ?

Comment by vitali1999 on 02-23-2016

[QUOTE=joe strong;16490766]Molina is about the same level as most of Vitali's opponents... :wave:[/QUOTE] Not even close. He's the same level as all of Wilders opponents :bryce:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds Anthony Joshua Won't Chase a KO: I've Got To Be Clever Now Kevin Johnson Feels Experience Edge May Down Daniel Dubois Hearn: I'm Quite Worried, Povetkin is Tough Fight For Joshua David Benavidez Makes No Excuses, Apologizes For Failed Test Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Vindicated Himself For Positive Tests Energy Execs Glove Up To Knock Out Child Sexual Abuse Frank Warren: Frampton-Warrington is Not Two Recycled Guys DAZN, The New Kid On The Block, Ready For Boxing Kickoff Canelo's Possible Return: December 15 Reserved at MSG, MGM Nacho: Canelo Did Great, But I Think Golovkin Won WBC Prez: Canelo Deserved The Win in Golovkin Rematch David Benavidez Comes Up Positive For Cocaine in VADA Test Wilder vs. Fury Promotional Tour is Ready, Reveals Frank Warren

Latest Active Forum Threads