Artur Szpilka Biofile
Status: Heavyweight boxer.
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 240
DOB: April 12, 1989 In: Wieliczka, Poland
First Memory Of Boxing: "Tyson’s fights."
Boxing Inspiration: "Roy Jones Jr."
Last Book Read: "DaVinci Code."
Favorite Movie: "Titanic."
First Job: "Boxing."
First Car: "I don’t have a car because I don’t have a driver’s license yet."
Favorite Meal: "Tatar – Polish meat."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Strawberry."
Pre-Fight Feeling: "Focused on the fight. For all the fights I want to knock the guy out. That’s all I think about before going to the ring."
Greatest Sports Moment: "When I turned pro."
Most Painful Moment: "Worst moment was before Golota-Adamek fight when I got arrested before the fight during the weigh-in (spent 18 months in jail after that – for hooligan fights related to incident at a soccer game)."
Which Fight Were You At Your Very Best: "Probably the last fight (KO 1 vs. Ramiz Hadziaganovic). After going out of the jail, the last fight which lasted for 30 seconds."
Funny Boxing Memory: "My best friends fart when they eat, before or after the fight, during sparring all the time. That’s what makes me laugh."
Embarrassing Boxing Memory: "Nothing embarrassing."
Strangest Fight: "The last fight when all the friends from jail were watching it, it was a special fight for me. I knew they were watching from jail, they were calling me before and after the fight."
Favorite Boxers To Watch: "Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. is a very, very good boxer. David Haye."
Hobbies/Interests: "Snowboarding, soccer – I’m a Polish hooligan [smiles], play chess."
Toughest Part Of Boxing: "Training. I have to give up all the things to train, like going to parties, girlfriends and stuff like that. I cannot combine those two."
People Qualities Most Admired: "Honesty. Loyalty. Honor. Ambition."
Nicknames: "Szpila. It means ‘pin’ in English."
What Do You Need To Improve To Get To The Top: "I need to work on defense."
Translation: Kasia Niedzwiecka, Global Boxing Promotions.