Art Binkowski

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Art Binkowski
Personal information
Full name Artur Binkowski
Nickname(s) The Polish Warrior
Nationality  Canada
Born (1975-02-19) February 19, 1975 (age 39)
Bielawa, Dolnośląskie
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 91 kilograms (201 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Super Heavyweight
Club Waterloo

Artur "Art" Binkowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈartur biŋˈkɔfskʲi]; born February 19, 1975 in Bielawa) is a Polish-born Canadian heavyweight boxer who competed for his adopted country Canada at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Background[edit]

Binkowski came to Canada from Poland at the age of 13. He studied psychology at the University of Waterloo.

Amateur career[edit]

Binkowski was Ontario amateur heavyweight champion for 6 years. He took part in the Olympics 2000 at superheavyweight. There he was defeated in the quarterfinals by Uzbekistan's Rustam Saidov.

Professional career[edit]

Nicknamed "The Polish Warrior", the resident of Mississauga, Ontario made his debut as a professional on November 23, 2001 in Southfield, Michigan against Michael Moncrief of the United States.

In 2005 Binkowski lost to a lightly regarded countryman Patrice L'Heureux. Although Binkowski sported the better record, he came in as an underdog against hard-hitting American amateur star Rafael Butler on ShoBox in April 2007. He hit the deck three times in the first round but scored a stunning come-from-behind TKO in the final round of their bout.

Binkowski was crushed in a 2nd round TKO loss to Mike Mollo in October 2007.

On 19 October 2013, Binkowski was defeated by Krzysztof Zimnoch in Poland, Wieliczka.

Outside the Ring[edit]

He also played the boxer John 'Corn' Griffin in the movie "Cinderella Man", starring Russell Crowe.

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