Szpilka lost the fight by referee stoppage in the final round.On January 16, 2016 he fought for WBC world heavyweight championship against defending champion Deontay Wilder.Szpilka proved an awkward opponent for Wilder with his elusive style, making the champion miss on many occasions.
Sprzedał się za 400 euro więcej i wychodził pod niemiecką flagą.
Dla takich ludzi nie mam żadnego szacunku - Artur Szpilka ostro skrytykował Dariusza Michalczewskiego.
Artur Szpilka, who used to be a fan of Polish football team Wisła Kraków, was noticed as a potential natural boxing talent by a boxing coach during a pre-arranged brawl with fans of the opposing KS Cracovia football club outside a disco in Wieliczka.
The coach suggested that Szpilka put on boxing gloves and that he should try boxing.
Consequently, Szpilka signed a contract with Bullit Knock Out Promotions.
Szpilka's career was interrupted in October 2009 prior to a bout with Wojciech Bartnik in Lodz, Poland, when Szpilka was arrested following the weigh-in, due to his earlier involvement in a brawl between Wisła Kraków football club's fans and their KS Cracovia rivals.
Consequently, he was found guilty and he served 18 months in prison for participation in that street brawl.
He has been assigned the "N" category (in Polish lit. About February 2012, Szpilka again came to an international attention challenging Dereck Chisora as he recalls: "I called my promoter Andrzej Wasilewski proposing if he could arrange a fight with Chisora".
His latest serious challenger was Mike Mollo with whom in 2013 he fought twice.
On June 30, 2012 Szpilka fought Jameel Mc Cline in Lodz, Poland, which he won by a unanimous decision.
Szpilka's winning secured the fight with Mike Mollo in 2013, the winning by knock out resulted in consequent revenge.