Art Binkowski facts for kids
Art Binkowski (2013)
|Born||February 19, 1975
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||91 kilograms (201 lb)|
|Weight class||Super Heavyweight|
Binkowski came to Canada from Poland at the age of 13. He studied psychology at the University of Waterloo.
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.
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
He also played the boxer John 'Corn' Griffin in the movie "Cinderella Man", starring Russell Crowe.
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