Re: Anyone know about Polish heavy Artur Szpilka?
I think Szpilka is a rhythm fighter and Mollo did a lot to take his timing away. Szpilka loves to bob and weave to avoid punches and set up his own, but with Mollo this important element was missing.
Szpilka still showed some good offensive skill. He's both fast and powerful, and can throw straight shots in bunches. I think he looked slick on the outside, both popping shots and avoiding shots as well, but allowed Mollo to come in far too many times, were he was exposed and caught on the inside. Something needs to be done when it comes to dealing with opponents on the inside and a plan B when his rhythm is being disrupted. While his chin may not be iron, he did show a lot of character and heart overcoming the second KD especially, which was a great hard hook by Mollo and Szpilka, while going down, was right back into the fight after. Szpilka said this was a humbling experience and is willing to do whatever it takes to learn and work and improve.