Both Tomasz Adamek and Artur Szpilka are coming off defeats in their last bout but both now have the chance to take that sting of defeat away with a championship belt. Tomasz “Goral” Adamek will face Artur “Szpila the Pin” Szpilka on Saturday, November 8 for the Vacant IBF International Heavyweight Title. Adamek opened as a -210 favorite with the Boxing odds while Szpilka was a +170 dog. The bout will take place at the Krakow Arena, Krakow, Poland.
Thomasz “Goral” Adamek
The 37 year old Thomasz Adamek stands at six feet one and one half inches tall with a reach of 75 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Adamek is a native of Poland and now resides in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. Adamek is the top ranked Polish heavyweight and is rank seventh in the world. Adamek has a career record of 49 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws. Out of Adamek’s 49 career wins a total of 29 have come by knockout. Adamek has suffered just one knockout defeat. Adamek is coming off a 12 round unanimous decision loss to Vyacheslav Glazkov for the IBF North American heavyweight title on March 15, 2014 in a 12 round bout that took place at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem PA, USA.
Artur “Szpila The Pin” Szpilka
The 25 year old Arthur “Szpila The Pin” Szpilka stands at six feet three inches tall and fights from a southpaw stance. He is a native of Wieliczka, Poland where he still resides. Szpilka is the fourth ranked heavyweight in Poland and is ranked 41st in the world. He has a career record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws. Out of Szpilka’s 16 wins a total of 12 have come by knockout. Szpilka has suffered just one knockout loss in his career. Szpilka is coming off a 10 round technical knockout loss to Bryant Jennings on January 25, 2014 in a bout that took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Adamek is ranked higher in the world rankings for good reason and brings a pedigree and experience that Szpilka cannot match. We will call for Thomasz Adamek in this title bout!