Artur Szpilka vs. Łukasz Różański

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by IntentionalButt, Apr 7, 2021.

"Szpila (The Pin)" or "Życie Biegacza (Runner's Life)"?

This poll will close on May 8, 2021 at 7:16 PM.
  1. Szpilka on points

    7.7%
  2. Szpilka by stoppage

    15.4%
  3. Draw

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    0.0%
  4. Różański on points

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Różański by stoppage

    76.9%
  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    May 8th in Rzeszów, Poland. 12 rounds @ bridgerweight, in an eliminator for the WBC title. In other words, this is for the right to be first in line to challenge the winner of the inaugural championship mach between Óscar Rivas and Bryant Jennings in June.

    Różański, by far the lesser known entity domestically or abroad, is four years older at 35 and giving up three inches of height (and two in reach) to Szpilka, but has less wear & tear on his odometer (less than half as many pro bouts and less than a fifth as many rounds boxed) than Szpilka has and might just have the best single victory either of them has notched in the last few years: upsetting Izuogbe Ugonoh for the vacant Republic of Poland heavyweight title in 2019 - depending on how you rate the UD10 against Mariusz Wach that Szpilka managed eight months earlier. Before and since that one bright spot, however, Różański's zero is quite padded and his opposition has been creampuff stuff - highlighted by quickly blitzing the reanimated corpses of Albert Sosnowski and Michael Sprott. That said, the Poles do love them a KO artist (who doesn't? But them especially..) and he is a perfect 13-0 (12), so with The Chin of The Pin ever a concern, there are question marks even with the apparent gulf in class and experience here. Of course, we know Artur can himself crack, so if Łukasz has been harboring glass all will come to light next month. :ggg

    Szpilka's last fight, against Serhiy Alexandrovich Radchenko:


    ...and penultimate, vs. Fabio Tuiach:


    Różański's last fight, versus Özcan Çetinkaya:


    ...and penultimate, against Eriks Kalasnikovs:
     
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  2. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Szpilka's is one of the chinniest ****ers I have ever seen.
     
  3. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    Andrzej Wawrzyk vs. Paweł Kołodziej will co-headline the gala.
     
  4. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    There was a rumor last week that Różański had been tabbed as Tyson Fury's tuneup opponent this summer, and that Szpilka would face a substitute - but that seems to have not held any water.
     
  5. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I like Szpilka but his chin is non existant, so Rozanski by KO.
     
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  6. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Winner better beware. Wilder will probably be looking to call them out!
     
  7. DanielDimov

    DanielDimov Jabbing all night Full Member

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    Sooo.. ABC belts are really going to push for the bridgerweight division..
     
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  8. johnny_o

    johnny_o New Member Full Member

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    Luckily, that was only an April Fools Joke by one of the Polish boxing websites.
     
  9. johnny_o

    johnny_o New Member Full Member

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    This I hadn't heard of, but it's not happening - both are long retired and have no intention of coming back.
     
  10. IntentionalBrit

    IntentionalBrit New Member Full Member

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    Great division this Bridgerweight. Best fighting the best. Take note Spence and Crawford
     
  11. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    Ah, another April fool's maybe?
     
  12. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    Nice nick.. o_O
     
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  13. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    Apparently there's been a lot of squawking between these two in the media. Bad blood + glass cannon vs. untested (and unchinchecked) puncher = we could be in for an explosive few rounds. :deal:
     
  14. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    Only the WBC, thus far. Time will tell if the others acknowledge it anytime soon and begin sanctioning their own belts. The division will face a hard uphill climb for legitimacy if they don't.
     
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  15. GGGunbeatable

    GGGunbeatable Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Rozanski by KO within 3 rounds.