ARTUR SZPILKA TO BE INTERVIEWED TONIGHT
LIVE ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION® FROM HOUSTON
Live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT
HOUSTON (Dec. 11, 2015)—Tough Polish southpaw Artur Szpilka will make his first public comments since it was announced he was fighting undefeated WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder when he is interviewed on SHOWTIME® during tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Houston.A winner of four in a row by knockout, Szpilka (20-1, 15 KOs) challenges Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs) on Saturday,Jan. 16, 2016, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Szpilka, who will be part of the first heavyweight world title fight in the borough of Brooklyn in 115 years, will discuss his upcoming world title fight with Wilder, what it would mean to become the first-ever Polish heavyweight champion and more. Szpilka will be interviewed by ShoBox analyst and boxing historian Steve Farhood between fights.
Tonight’s ShoBox quadrupleheader, which features eight boxers with a combined record of 92-1-5, is highlighted by a 10-round super lightweight scrap between two unbeaten fighters, Regis Prograis (15-0, 12 KOs) and Abel Ramos (14-0-2, 9 KOs).
In other televised fights, all scheduled for eight rounds, Bryant Cruz (16-0, 8 KOs) faces Dardan Zenunaj (10-1, 8 KOs) in a lightweight bout, Ivan Baranchyk (8-0, 7 KOs) takes on Shadi Shawareb (9-0-2, 5 KOs) in a super lightweight clash and Steed Woodall (8-0-1, 5 KOs) and Steve Rolls (12-0, 6 KOs) meet in a middleweight match.