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Old 03-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #391
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Szpilka will fight 20 April in Poland, his opponent will be either Travis Walker, Nagy Aguilera or Tor Hammer. Szpilka has sparred with Walker before, said he doesn't really want to face him because he poses no threat to him

personally, I see him facing Aguilera, a tough offense-minded fighter with a decent chin, since he's already sparred with Walker, and Hammer's stock has fallen dramatically since he quit against Glazkov
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:14 PM   #392
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Szpilka will fight 20 April in Poland, his opponent will be either Travis Walker, Nagy Aguilera or Tor Hammer. Szpilka has sparred with Walker before, said he doesn't really want to face him because he poses no threat to him

personally, I see him facing Aguilera, a tough offense-minded fighter with a decent chin, since he's already sparred with Walker, and Hammer's stock has fallen dramatically since he quit against Glazkov
I think Travis Walker would pose a huge threat to Szpilka.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:18 AM   #393
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Szpilka vs. Walker would be a good fight!

Walker did not fight 100 % in the sparring and Szpilka told him, how good he was. When Walker fought against Adamek, Szpilka talked bad about Walker .. Walker heard of it and was upset and dissappointed about those words.

He showed a good fight against Adamek and knocked him down, this greedy, drunken hit and runner ..

He would prepare himself against Szpila and go into the ring in his best shape since years.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:03 AM   #394
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I think Travis Walker would pose a huge threat to Szpilka.
same here, I don't think Szpilka understands that sparring and official fights are not the same thing
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:14 AM   #395
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Szpilka vs. Walker would be a good fight!

Walker did not fight 100 % in the sparring and Szpilka told him, how good he was. When Walker fought against Adamek, Szpilka talked bad about Walker .. Walker heard of it and was upset and dissappointed about those words.

He showed a good fight against Adamek and knocked him down, this greedy, drunken hit and runner ..

He would prepare himself against Szpila and go into the ring in his best shape since years.

Let's get it straight: Szpilka criticized Adamek for selecting Walker before the fight, based on his sparring with him, then praised Walker for his performance against Adamek.

Facing Walker would be a good barometer of where Szpilka is in his development, especially defensively. If he can impress and not get into trouble like Adamek, he would demonstrate that the defensive lapses during the Mollo fight were a fluke or that he has learned and improved. He can also use Walker to get more exposure in the US. This could be a very solid return for him on ESPN, after the last exciting fight and maybe this time they can put him on regular tv. Its a good fight for him imho and as with all good fights, there is a significant risk.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #396
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I think Travis Walker would pose a huge threat to Szpilka.
Yeah. That would be a gunfight.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:28 PM   #397
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Szpilka is over-hyped, and at this point over-rated. He has good athleticism but has ways to go as far as his boxing skills. He has had a good few fights now where he had a tougher road then he should have, the latest being against Mollo..
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:35 PM   #398
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After the April fight in Poland, there's a good chance Szpilka and Mollo will fight again in August on ESPN at the Chicago White Socks stadium.
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Szpilka is over-hyped, and at this point over-rated. He has good athleticism but has ways to go as far as his boxing skills. He has had a good few fights now where he had a tougher road then he should have, the latest being against Mollo..
Part of this is because they are bringing him up pretty rapidly for a guy with shallow amateur experience, so he has to learn on the fly and make mistakes while many eyeballs are on him. They are bringing him up fast to feed the hype.
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Part of this is because they are bringing him up pretty rapidly for a guy with shallow amateur experience, so he has to learn on the fly and make mistakes while many eyeballs are on him. They are bringing him up fast to feed the hype.
"Shallow amateur experience"???

Wasn't he like 97-3 as an amateur? Hardly qualifies as shallow.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:33 AM   #401
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according to Szpilka's camp, his opponent for 20 April will be named soon, from what he says, Rahman, Liakhovic, Hamer and Collins did not agree to fight Szpilka
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Szpilka is over-hyped, and at this point over-rated. He has good athleticism but has ways to go as far as his boxing skills. He has had a good few fights now where he had a tougher road then he should have, the latest being against Mollo..
He might be over exposed but not by that much. Still, its his and his own promoter's job, to make him known and they're taking advantage of the hunger people have to see some exciting, offensive HWs in the division. He's been taking on pretty solid comp at this early stage of his career too , so you can't fault him there. As far as skills, we can all see the strengths and weaknesses.
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according to Szpilka's camp, his opponent for 20 April will be named soon, from what he says, Rahman, Liakhovic, Hamer and Collins did not agree to fight Szpilka
Liak would be a great step up. For me, either him or Walker would be good choices.
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What does Szpilka's nickname mean? It sounds like they refer to him as "PIN"!
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:42 AM   #405
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What does Szpilka's nickname mean? It sounds like they refer to him as "PIN"!
yes, his nickname comes from his last name, "szpilka" is Polish for pin, though it is not used in every region as far as i know
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