17 Facts About Artur Szpilka


Artur Szpilka is a Polish professional boxer and mixed martial artist.


Artur Szpilka has challenged once for the WBC heavyweight title in 2016.


Artur Szpilka holds a notable win over former two-weight world champion Tomasz Adamek.


On 30 June 2012, Szpilka fought Jameel McCline in Lodz, Poland, which he won by unanimous decision.


Artur Szpilka's winning secured the fight with Mike Mollo in 2013, the winning by knock out resulted in consequent revenge.


On 25 January 2014 Artur Szpilka was defeated by Bryant Jennings.


Jennings initially was to face Mariusz Wach, however Wach pulled out of the fight and Artur Szpilka stepped in as he called out Jennings on Twitter and the fight was arranged shortly afterwards.


Artur Szpilka lost the fight by referee stoppage in the final round.


Later that year, on 8 November 2014, Artur Szpilka scored his most significant win following a ten-round UD over former light-heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Tomasz Adamek.


Artur Szpilka proved an awkward opponent for Wilder with his elusive style, making the champion miss on many occasions.


Unfortunately for Artur Szpilka, while advancing closer to Wilder in round nine, he was caught by a hard right hook on the chin which knocked him out cold.


Artur Szpilka remained on the canvas for several minutes and needed to be stretchered out of the ring.


About a year and a half after the Wilder fight, Artur Szpilka made his comeback in New York against compatriot Adam Kownacki.


Artur Szpilka's next fight was another all-Polish main event, this time against former heavyweight world title challenger Mariusz Wach.


Artur Szpilka was visibly smaller and was hit flush several times, and at times the fight seemed like it was going to be stopped.


On 20 July 2019, Artur Szpilka fought former world title challenger Derek Chisora.


In 2020 Artur Szpilka moved down to cruiserweight and won his first fight against Serhiy Radchenko by way of majority decision.