News January 2016

Szpilka shows no fear of Deontay Wilder


By @Livefight

BROOKLYN, NY (January 13, 2016) - WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and Polish contender Artur Szpilka continued their fight-week activities Wednesday, staring each other down for the first time at 4 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

On Saturday, January 16th the two men meet in a battle for Wilder's heavyweight world title live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features unbeaten Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov battling for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Championship.

Wilder and Szpilka posed for photos on the 57th floor of 4 World Trade Center. Across from 4 World Trade Center is the "heavyweight champion of Manhattan skyscrapers", One World Trade Center- standing 1,776 feet tall.

As the event came to a close, Wilder and Szpilka exchanged shoves and verbal jabs and they had to be separated by their respective teams. They will go face-to-face again tomorrow afternoon at the final press conference before Saturday's championship showdown.

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