By Przemek Garczarczyk
There was a very heated exchange during the press conference in Warsaw, but the first official face to face between main event heavyweights Krzysztof Zimnoch (16-0, 11 KOs) and former Canadian National Team member Art Binkowski (16-3, 11 KOs) was a civilized one.
“There’s not much to say. Zimnoch hopes that he’s a future big shot in world of boxing, but I will show that he’s still only a skilled amateur who wants to be a good pro. He couldn’t knock down 45-year-old Oliver McCall!” said Binkowski, just waving off the response that nobody ever knocked down the former WBC champion “Atomic Bull.”
“He talks a lot. Binkowski talks some serious smack, like putting me in the coffin and the other nonsense,” responded always mild mannered Zimnoch. “Doesn’t matter. He will be quiet after Saturday night.”
Just after the Warsaw press conference for this Saturday’s sold-out “Wieliczka Underground Show” taking place 400 feet below Earth’s surface in an old salt mine, the Zimnoch camp received an offer to replace injured Arnold Gjergjaj, European champion Dereck Chisora’s opponent for upcoming November 30 show in London, but Zimnoch declined. “It’s not enough time to prepare for Dereck. I don’t want just a payday when I fight him – I want to beat him,” said the Polish fighter.