Polish legend Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (49-3, 29 KO) and aspiring Polish legend Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (16-1, 12 KO) will be cracking hard noggins come November 8 in Krakow, Poland.
Adamek as a two division multi-belt holder is obviously more credentialed than Artur Szpilka, but the 25 year old Szpilka is still young and fresh and game as hell as his last fight against Bryant Jennings proved earlier this year. I would nominate that fight as a strong Fight of the Year contender. We also know this bout is for the defacto King of Poland title by two aggressively offensive type fighters. The soon to be 38 year old Adamek is grizzled and slowly slipping into the inevitable decline of advanced years, but he still managed to give a closing round tussle in his recent loss to undefeated contender Vyacheslav Glazkov in a fight more competitive than he got credit for.
This is likely the best ever all Polish matchup in history, a high stakes all action highly competitive fight between two heavyweight contenders with the winner perhaps being in line for a title shot next year. The vacant IBF International heavyweight title will be up for grabs, so good show gentlemen for this classic, the old lion willing to test the mettle of an up and coming young lion.