Polish challenger Artur Szpilka says that he wants to upset WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in spectacular fashion in front of his Polish fans on Saturday at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.
Szpilka (20-1, 15 KOs) told media that he did not feel under pressure and had come well prepared to fight against Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs).
“There’s no pressure on me. The pressure is on Deontay because I just want to be a world champion, he already is,” Szpilka said.
“I’m not just here to get my paycheck. Everyone who knows me, knows I come to fight. I don’t just want to win; I want to win in spectacular fashion.”
The Pole faces a daunting task to get close enough to land punches being the shorter 6’3” in height against the taller 6’7” Wilder but the challenger seems unconcerned.
“I will fight hard and after the fight you will hear ‘The New Heavyweight Champion of the World,” Szpilka said.
“I used to have respect for him [Deontay], but after what he has said about me, I have a problem.
“You have to prove it in the ring. He has to do it in the ring, not outside the ring. He can say whatever he wants, but we will see it in the ring.”