A heavyweight crossroads fight between the up-and-coming Artur Szpilka and faded contender Tomasz Adamek is in the works for Nov. 8 in Krakow, Poland, according to the promoters for both.
It would be a major event in Poland, where both fighters are quite popular, and probably quite an entertaining fight. Both are also in need of a victory since they are both coming off losses.
Main Events, Adamek’s promoter, and Warriors Boxing promoter Leon Margules, who co-promotes Szpilka, both said they are working on the deal, although both acknowledged there are still a number of open issues.
The 37-year-old Adamek (49-3, 29 KOs), a longtime contender (not to mention a former world heavyweight title challenger and former light heavyweight and cruiserweight titleholder), seemed to reach the end of the line as a serious threat in his last fight when Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov doled out a bit of a beating in a decision win on March 15.
Szpilka (16-1, 12 KOs), a 25-year-old southpaw who seems to still have a bright future, suffered his first loss in January in New York when he was stopped in the 10th round by unbeaten prospect Bryant Jennings.