By Przemek Garczarczyk
“I like Brian Minto because he is a fighter who, even when cornered, does not quit, is still dangerous. He likes to use his powerful left hook and this will be no doubt his most dangerous weapon, so I cannot relax too much in the ring,” said 24-year-old Polish heavyweight hope Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (14-0, 11 KO), who on Saturday in Bydgoszcz, Poland, will be tested by the much more experienced Minto (37-5, 24 KO).
“Minto was sparring before with my colleagues, WBC champ Krzysztof Włodarczyk and cruiserweight contender Pawel Kołodziej and I know how tough he is,” said Szpilka. Minto is ranked higher in WBC ranking, not the easiest guy in the world to fight. But I’m looking forward to this fight and the next one on ESPN against Mike Mollo on August 16 in Chicago. Minto said that the Mollo fight was a blueprint how to knock me down, but I’m a different fighter, I’m learning, using my mistakes to be all around better, more effective. And Minto never fought against me – so what can he really know?”