Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KO), who last fought the previous year against Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO), is now preparing for his next fight. The Polish boxer trains under the eye of Roger Bloodworth and Tyler Woodman eith whom he has strength training. Adamek trains five times a week and twice a day. In a few days he will have spars.
- I am sparring with Bobby Gunn, who I beat in 2009. I am very satisfied with my sparring partner because he gives everything he has, he treats the spars as real fights – Adamek said.
Adamek's fight will happen on Saturday, March 24th in Aviator Sports complex in Brooklyn, NY.
- We will know my opponent's name soon, it will probably be Nagy Aguilera or Donnell Holmes – Adamek said. He also added that he is in very good shape. - I am hungry for boxing and I miss my fans. I cannot wait for this fight.
The fight will be shown in the U.S. on NBC Sports Network in "Fight Night", in Poland, Polsat will be airing the fight. The fight if the night of the gala in Brooklyn will be Zab Judah (41-7, 28 KO), and Vernom Paris (26-0, 15 KO).
Kathy Duva. Main Events, CEO: "April 9th is an important fight for both fighters: in Kevin McBride's case this is a great opportunity for him; in Tomasz's case he has a great opportunity ahead of him in Poland where he has an offer to fight one of the Klitschko brothers in September. But Tomasz does not like to be idle."
"That brings us to Kevin McBride: he is a big man: he is 6"6"; he is very wide; and very tall; and that is the kind of opponent Tomasz needs to face in order to prepare for the bigger challenge if he is successful. There are other people who have faced Kevin and not been so successful; most notably, Mike Tyson. As we know, Kevin is the man who effectively ended Mike Tyson's career. So Tomasz, Main Events and everybody with him, knows what a big challenge this is, not to be taken lightly."
Tomasz Adamek will challenge one of the world champion Klitschko brothers in Poland in September. The final decision whether it will be WBC Champion Vitali Klitschko or IBF/WBO/IBO Champion Wladimir will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Tomasz Adamek is 34 years-old and lives in New Jersey (USA). Adamek was a cruiserweight and light heavyweight champion before he moved up to the heavyweight division. He won all his five heavyweight bouts, amongst which were his strong performance against former world title challenger Chris Arreola. Adamek's fight record is 43 (38 KOs) wins in 44 fights with just one defeat.
Before the scheduled Adamek clash both Klitschkos will defend their titles. Vitali Klitschko fights WBC #1 ranked Odlanier Solis in Cologne (Germany) on March 19. His younger brother Wladimir will face off with British and Commonwealth Champion Dereck Chisora in Mannheim (Germany) on April 30. Also Adamek plans a fight in April. If both Klitschkos were to lose, the deal with Adamek would be dead. If one loses, Adamek would face the other brother. If both Klitschkos win, the choice of Adamek's opponent would be decided by the Klitschko side.
Klitschko vs. Adamek will take place in a newly built soccer arena where the UEFA EURO 2012 will happen. Poland and Ukraine are both organizers of the European soccer championship. Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are already Friends of EURO 2012 and thus official ambassadors of the tournament. Vitali is also a member of the local organizing committee of Ukraine.
"A fight in a soccer stadium needs a lot of handling time. Therefore we cannot wait until all three have done their fights. We will start negotiating with TV station in Germany, Poland and USA in the next weeks to find a suitable date quickly", says Bernd Bönte, Managing Director of Klitschko Management Group.
"Adamek is very experienced, fast and a hard punching opponent. Whether it is Wladimir or me, we have to be very concentrated during the entire fight. It is fantastic that a Polish and a Ukrainian boxer will be together in the ring to set the first sports highlight in the run down to the EURO 2012", says Vitali Klitschko.
Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, "We have promoted Klitschko fights in the highest profile arenas throughout the world, from Madison Square Garden in NY to Staples Center in LA and the largest soccer stadiums throughout Germany. Klitschko fights are huge events on the world stage and we are excited to bring a heavyweight championship fight to one of the new soccer stadiums in Poland, it should be a great atmosphere."
Tomasz Adamek "I am very happy. I would like to thank the Klitschko's for being very generous with the percentage offer. I am looking forward to this fight." He acknowledged, "It doesn't make a difference to me which Klitschko I fight. Right now they are both the biggest stars in the boxing world and I want to fight the biggest stars. I'm grateful for the opportunity."
Kathy Duva, Main Events, CEO, "We are extremely excited that Tomasz Adamek will not only get the opportunity to realize his dream of becoming the World Heavyweight Champion and the first man ever to win the Light Heavyweight, Cruiserweight and Heavyweight crowns in September, but that he will do so in his native Poland. Klitschko-Adamek will be Poland's first ever Megafight. I can't wait to start working with the Klitschko Team on what will undoubtedly be an historic promotion and a spectacular event."
Ziggy Rozalski, Tomasz Adamek co-promoter, Ziggy Promotions, Inc, "We are very happy with this deal. The Klitschko's were very generous." He added, "I am shocked that the Klitschko's agreed to do this fight in Poland, but it's in the middle of Europe. Obviously we will have many Polish fans, but a lot of Ukraine people live in Poland and all the Klitschko fans that live in Germany will also come see the fight. It's a great deal for everyone."
As a respected Polish journalist Janusz Pindera informed, Tomasz Adamek (42-1, 27 KO) and Roy Jones Jr (54-7, 40 KO) are very close to sign contracts concerning their fight in March.
- The conctract with Jones will be signed this week. The bout is nearly certain and will take place in March. We don't know the place yet. Maybe the arena will be Madison Square Garden in New York, maybe Prudential Center in Newark - confirms Ziggy Rozalski, the 34-year-old Polish heavyweight manager. Rozalski was also aksed about Adamek's fight against the WBC champion Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 38 KO) which was widely discussed recently. - The fight against Klitschko can wait - claims Rozalski.
According to the information gained by BOKSER.ORG, the date of the clash between Tomasz Adamek (42-1, 27 KO) and Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24 KO) moved from December 4 to December 9. The date will be non-standard – it will take place on Thursday. Originally, it was planned that Adamek will face Maddalone in Atlantic City but it turned out that a famous promoter Bob Arum had already reserved the date. Thus, the bout’s place will be Prudential Center in Newark.
Besides Adamek, boxing fans in Newark will have a chance to see in action another two Polish fighters. First of them is an undefeated 23-year-old prospect Mateusz Masternak (20-0, 15 KO), who is said to be Adamek's successor in the cruiserweigh division (Adamek, currently heavyweigh, was the IBF 2008-2009 cruiserweight champion of the world). The third Pole will be a 30-year-old middleweight Przemysław Majewski (13-0, 8 KO). The surnames of Masternak’s and Majewski’s opponents are currently not announced.
Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KO) prepares himself to the bout with Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KO) at Rocky Marciano Gym in Jersey City. After 201-centimetre Faruq Saleem (38-1, 32 KO), the Polish heavyweight invited 8 centimetres shorter Malik Scott (32-0, 11 KO) to his training camp. The head coach of Adamek Team is experienced Roger Bloodworth.
- Roger Bloodworth is very contented because the pace of separated sparring rounds is high and shows really good preparation of my organism - Adamek said. - Saleem admits that watching me on TV and seeing live in the ring are two different things. He meant my quick blows, good movement and dodges. He claims that he doesn't know from which side he should expect danger.
Adamek's sparring sessions started three weeks ago. Tall sparring partners of the Pole have to imitate the next opponent's style. 30-year-old Scott, undefeated as a professional, had also a successful amateur career during which he managed to defeat DaVarryl Williamson and Jason Estrada. The career finished with an impressive record 70-3.
Integrated Sports Media, North America’s undisputed champion of major pay-per-view boxing distribution, announced today that it will broadcast the IBF International and NABO heavyweight titles fight on August 21st. “The Big Challenge” main event clashes two-time light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion, and current The Ring Magazine number 5 heavyweight in the world, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (41-1, 27 KO) against former heavyweight contender “Big” Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KO). Additionally, boxing fans around the world will see always dangerous Columbian, Joel Julio (35-4, 31 KO), live from the Prudential Center “The Big Challenge”, presented by Main Events, Ziggy Promotions and X-Cel Worldwide, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9PM EST / 6PM PST on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States and Viewer’s Choice and Bell TV in Canada for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
This main event has more subplots than a James Bond movie. In 1999, Michael Grant beat another Polish heavyweight hopeful, Andrew Golota. In addition, Grant will have Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in his corner, the same trainer who guided light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson to dealing Adamek his only professional defeat. Asked if he was surprised that Team Adamek offered to fight his fighter, Muhammad did not hesitate: “Main Events and Adamek’s manager just committed a grave error. I was sure that while waiting for a championship fight for Adamek, they would look for somebody easy, a guy who would not pose any threat to their fighter. Michael is not one of those guys. I’m sorry to say, my Polish friends, but Michael will badly beat up another one of your boxing stars. Adamek should have never agreed to this fight”.
Tickets for the August 21st ‘Brick City Boxing Series’ title fight between Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KO’s), the IBF International Heavyweight and NABO Heavyweight Champion, and Michael Grant, (46-3, 34 KO's) go on sale this Thursday, July 1st.. Tickets are available at 11am.
Tickets priced at $53, $78, $103 and $253 (ringside) can be purchased at Prudential Center Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or www.Prucenter.com.
For outstanding achievements in the private live and sport, boxer Tomasz Adamek was honored by Muhammad Ali Award. It is specially made boxing belt, awards ceremony was held in the hall of the White Eagle.
Last Saturday, at the Polish House in Harrison, NJ Tomasz Adamek (34) was appointed as the marshal of the Pulaski Parade from Harrsion. Tomek received a special sash from the main marshal of the Stanley Moskal parade. Adamek is training for a fight with Michael Grant, which will happen 21st of August in Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Ziggi Rozalski, Tomek's manager was also present at the event. Also Roger Bloodworth, Adamek's trainer and the popular heavy weight boxer David Tua.
- I am very honored by this recognition - said Tomasz Adamek.
Pulaski's parade will happen on October 3rd, on Fifth Ave. in New York.
We are speaking with Michael Grant (37) (46-3, 34 KO), Tomasz Adamek's opponent (33) (41-1, 27 KO), with whom he will be fighting on the twenty-first of August in the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
- Why are you fighting with Adamek?
MG: This fight is a great opportunity for me to break into the heavy weight game of boxing. Once I beat Adamek I will be back on the map of popular boxing. The Polish boxer said that he is a real heavy weight boxer. I have a lot of respect for him and I am very happy that I have a chance to fight against him.
- Does it make you nervous when Adamek says that this fight with you will be a preparation for him to his fight with one of the Kliczko brothers?
MG: He can say whatever suits him. I am assured that he will not be an easy opponent. I am preparing for this fight as if I were to win it. This will not be a walk in a park for Adamek. I will be the new heavy weight champion.
Tomasz Adamek, the IBF International Heavyweight and NABO Heavyweight Champion, returns to Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday, August 21st when he takes on Michael Grant as part of the acclaimed “Brick City Boxing Series.” Both titles are on the line. A native of Gilowice, Poland, now fighting out of Jersey City, Adamek has drawn record crowds to Newark’s world class venue during the past year and a half. He returns in August following a successful trip to Ontario, California, where he outclassed highly rated Chris Arreola in front of Arreola’s hometown fans.
Standing a full 6’7” with a wingspan of 86”, Grant (46-3, 34 KO's) is, by far, the biggest opponent Adamek (41-1, 27 KO’s) has ever faced as he continues his quest to add the World Heavyweight Championship to his World Light Heavyweight and World Cruiserweight titles. A former IBC/NABF champ, Grant has been on an 8 bout winning streak since 2003 when he was bested by then undefeated Dominick Guinn. In his last bout on May 7th, Grant scored a first round TKO against Kevin Burnett.
On August 21, in the friendly confines of the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, where he won four consecutive times, Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KOs), top five heavyweight in the world, will be back versus Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KOs) in a fight that will be televised worldwide on pay-per-view. Why Grant? What are Adamek’s plans for the future? And what were his other options? All will be revealed in this exclusive interview with one of the most exciting heavyweights in the world.
- More than decade ago, Grant was considered one of the new wave of great American fighters. In 1999 he fought Andrew Golota, went down twice but won the fight when Golota inexplicably quit in the tenth round. Did you see this fight?
Tomasz Adamek: Yeah, and a couple more, when Grant fought my recent sparring partner Dominick Guinn or his latest KO win, barely weeks ago. Grant is tough to fight: unbelievable reach, close to 7 feet, around 250 pounds…
- An American version of the Klitschko brothers…
TA: Exactly, this is the idea behind this fight. We were seriously discussing other options: Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones Jr, Hasim Rahman, but in reality none of those fights would prepare me better for the – I hope – inevitable war with one of Klitschkos. Maybe I could earn couple of dollars more using other guy’s popularity, but I’m in this for the long haul, championship in 2011. I needed tests like Grant, because none of my previous heavyweight opponents was like him. It should not be a surprise for anyone that I’m not blindly jumping into any world championship opportunity. Even before Arreola fight, my trainers Roger Bloodworth and Ronnie Shields spoke publicly that I need two more additional fights to be a complete boxer, ready to fight the big guys. I trust my coaches.
The details connected with the organization of the fight between Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KO) and Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KO) are accepted by both fighters. The contract is already prepared and waits for signatures. The battle will take place on August 28 in Atlantic City or on September 2 in Newark, as Adamek said to the journalists of Bokser.org.The first date will be possible if the organizers manage to postpone a concert scheduled on that day in Atlantic City. The heavyweight bout would be televised by ESPN which works on rescheduling the concert.
Why the choice of Team Adamek is Grant? There are two reasons. First of them is connected with financial and organizational issues. It turned out that none of top American TV's wants to broadcast the Pole's fight against Roy Jones Jr. The second candidate, Evander Holyfield demanded 400 thousands dollars for the fight. Obviously, the sum of money would not be adequate to his last results and the current level presented by the 47-year-old boxer. The second reason connected with the Grant's choice was the fact, that Adamek already thinks about fighting against one of Klitschko brothers. The clash with tall and strong Grant will be an excellent test for the Pole before facing Vitali or Vladimir.
What happened behind the scenes inside Tomasz Adamek’s training camp? What are his thoughts after the twelve round war against Chris Arreola and what does he think about the “Nightmare?” What are his best options for the future? All is revealed in this exclusive interview with the new Polish heavyweight sensation and his manager/corner man Zyggi Rozalski.
-Tomek, did you already watch your fight on TV?
No time, but hopefully I’ll have a chance to do so in the next couple of days. I heard that we delivered a great show with Chris. Maybe I’ll have some fun watching it…
- Everybody knows how hard fighters work during the grueling months before every fight. But how do they recuperate lost energy afterwards?
I don’t really know, because, seriously, I’m fine today, with too much energy. This is what everybody else is saying, anyway. Imagine – I went shopping with my wife! More seriously – I’ve been traveling for the last 20 years, so every moment I can spend with my family, wife Dorota and daughters, 13-year-old Roksana and 10-year-old Weronika, it’s a great one.
With a sizable contingent of his fellow countrymen in the stands, two time world champion Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KOs) of Jersey City, NJ, by way of Zyweic, Poland, successfully defended his IBF International heavyweight title over Chris "Nightmare" Arreola (28-2, 25 KOs) Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. The 12-round war had a series of ebb and flow, as well as high drama that made it into one of the most exciting fight between big men in recent years. The atmosphere was electric as the battle raged inside the ring as well outside of it with the fans of each fighter fighting to be loudest.
Judge Tony Crebs scored it a draw with a score of 114-114 while Barry Druxman saw it 115-113 for Adamek and Joseph Pasquale also scored it for Adamek with a 117-111.
In an important clash of heavyweight contenders, Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KOs) showed he belongs in the heavyweight division with a twelve round majority decision over Chris Arreola (28-2, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California. Arreola, who outweighed Adamek by 33 pounds, had difficulty connecting on the former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion, who was far busier early on.
Both fighters landed big shots in the fourth round. Arreola’s size and strength became more of a factor as the fight progressed but Adamek changed his tactics and fought at his pace from rounds seven to nine. Arreola picked up the pressure in the tenth round. Both fighters landed good shots in the eleventh round. Adamek spent the final round pot-shotting a frustrated Arreola from the outside. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 117-111.
Chris "Nightmare" Arreola (28-1, 25 KOs) without a doubt has been working hard. “This guy wasn’t lazy. That’s for sure,” said Roger Bloodworth, Tomasz Adamek’s (40-1, 28 KO) trainer judging the new, slimmer physique of his fighter’s upcoming rival on Saturday. “It makes no difference to me. I was preparing for Chris having the fight of his life, and still beat him,” said Adamek.
This time, just five days before a very important fight for the future of both of them (the winner has an almost sure shot for one of the Klitschko brothers or David Haye), everybody was in the great mood, just waiting to go into the ring.
“Last days are the toughest. On the one hand you know it’s time to gather all the strength and get hungry for boxing, but I’m already hungry and want to fight,” said Adamek.
In exactly one month, on April 24 in Ontario, California, Tomasz Adamek (40-1, 27 KOs) will have his most important fight as a heavyweight against Cristobal Arreola (28-1, 25 KOs).
After three weeks of training in Ronnie Shields’ gym in Houston, Shields, Adamek and number one sparring partner Dominick Guinn (32-6, 21 KOs) are talking about “Goral’s” chances and his fight preparation.
Post Fight Quotes From Jason Estrada:
“If everyone in this room were completely honest with themselves you would all admit that I got robbed. I mean I got played. I might as well have had a gun pointed to my head. At best I give Adamek three of the twelve rounds. I seriously think the last judge doesn’t need to judge anymore. Yeah I’m angry. I fought my a_ _ off. I trained harder than I ever have. I was in the best shape I’ve ever been in. People talked about me possibly running out of gas, but I never did. All he (Adamek) did was run. If I learned one thing tonight it was that I can’t go into anyone’s hometown to fight. What do I have to do bring a gun?”
Quotes from Tomasz Adamek:
“It was the best Jason Estrada I’ve ever seen in my life. He was 50 percent better today, than he when he fought a top three heavyweight like Alexander Povetkin. Quick, with a good defense and a very hard head. It was extremely difficult to locate precise punches, because of his defense. Maybe, I should have use more than three punches combination, maybe risk a little more? I wanted to do it, but my trainer Andrzej Gmitruk was telling me all the time in the corner to be more boxer than puncher, avoid his punches first, then use different temp to throw him of his strategy. It was another test in heavyweight division, versus very difficult to fight boxer. “
Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (39-1, 27 KOs) held a media workout Tuesday to promote his February 6th fight at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, against Jason “Big Six” Estrada (16-2, 4 KOs). Adamek is training at the World Boxing Gym and Fitness Center in Jersey City, NJ. In regard to Estrada’s comments that Adamek will have a problem with his hand speed, Adamek commented, “I’m fast too! I think I am stronger. He must know this: my jab is very strong and my right has the most power.”
When asked about his weight now and whether he prefers cruiserweight or heavyweight, Adamek stated, “This weight is natural for me so its very comfortable. I’m eating more and I am not hungry. For the fight maybe I will weigh what I weigh today which is 222 lbs. This is my natural weight which makes me happier when I go into training. Cruiserweight was more difficult for me because I always had a problem getting to the weight, especially when I was 175. I feel very good at this weight; I feel faster.
Promoter Dan Goossen informed boxingtalk.com that Chris Arreola (28-1, 25 KO) most likely will face Tomasz Adamek (37-1, 26 KO) on HBO's Boxing After Dark on April 24.
Currently this fight is in works and nothing is decided yet, but Tomasz Adamek is the short list of opponents.
Tomasz Adamek (39-1, 27 KO) is getting heavier and heavier before his upcoming fight against Jason Estrada (16-2, 4 KO) scheduled on February 6 in Newark. According to the interiew given to the Polsat News channel, "Goral" currently weighs 101 kilograms (223 lb) and feels that his muscles are still growing.
The best Polish heavyweight is being prepared to the bout by the tandem of coaches. Andrzej Gmitruk who stands in Adamek's corner for years will remain the head trainer and Roger Bloodworth who joined the team recently is there to assist.
- There will be no conflicts between me and Gmitruk. I'm not a quarrelsome man. I can get on well with everybody – said Bloodworth, previously known as a coach of another Polish heavyweight, Andrew Golota. - At this stage of his career, Adamek needs a whole team working for him. A coach exists for a fighter, not the other way around.
Roger Bloodworth, known as a former Andrew Golota’s coach, joined the training staff of Tomasz Adamek (39-1, 27 KO) who is preparing for the fight against Jason Estrada (16-2, 4 KO) scheduled on February
Recently, Gmitruk announced that Adamek needs to engage a new trainer constantly watching over his fit in the
- It’s necessary to bring to life a whole staff around a fighter who presents such a high level as Tomasz Adamek and it’s normal. Even famous Freddie Roach, during coaching Oscar De
Former two-division world champion Tomasz Adamek (37-1, 27 KO), now campaigning as a heavyweight, hosted a “Meet and Greet” at Jersey Gardens Mall, Elizabeth, NJ. In anticipation of his upcoming fight against Providence Rhode Island’s, Jason Estrada (16-2, 4 KOs) on February 6, 2010 at Prudential Center in Newark, Adamek signed autographs and posed for photos with excited fight fans.
Here’s a chance for all the last minute shoppers to meet former two-division world champion and current heavyweight contender Tomasz ‘Goral’ Adamek (37-1, 27 KO). Adamek will host a “Meet and Greet” at Jersey Gardens Mall, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, NJ 07201 Lower Level Center Court, this Wednesday (12/23) from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
On February 6th at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Adamek will take on Jason “Big Six” Estrada (16-2, 4 KOs) in a 12 rounder.
After demolishing Andrew Golota, former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (37-1, 27 KO) will stay in the heavyweight ranks against Jason “Big Six” Estrada (16-2, 4 KOs) on February 6 at the Prudential Center in Newark.
- Jason Estrada is a completely different fighter than Andrew Golota - stated Adamek - obviously younger, much faster, he can throw 60 punches a round. Against Estrada you have to be on your guard all the time, in every round. I did see his fight against world-class fighter Alexander Povetkin, Jason was busy, he wanted to fight - exactly what I like to do in the ring ... the difference between me and Povetkin will be very evident - I will do everything required to do what nobody has done to Jason before - knock him down. He’s never fought anybody as quick and accurate - I will not be intimidated by the number of punches he throws in every round - I welcome it!
Tomasz ‘Goral’ Adamek (37-1, 27 KO), the lineal and Ring Magazine cruiserweight champion, after knocking down powerful, four- time world boxing heavyweight championship contender, Andrew Golota twice in Poland, continues his quest to further his heavyweight career. On February 6th at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Adamek will take on Jason “Big Six” Estrada (16-2, 4 KOs) of Providence, Rhode Island, in a 12 round IBF Heavyweight International Championship fight. The fight is promoted by Main Events and Ziggy Promotions in association with Classic Entertainment and Sports Inc.
Tomasz Adamek's next bout will be a heavyweight fight against former U.S. Olympian Jason "Big Six" Estrada. As previously announced, the matchup will take place in Newark, New Jersey on February 6.
Adamek, the former light heavyweight titlist and cruiserweight champ, will be staying at heavyweight, at least for now. While he was facing an old and faded opponent, Adamek looked nothing short of spectacular in blitzing fellow Pole Andrew Golota last month. This fight would present a completely different kind of challenge. While Estrada is a big guy, he has next to no power, but is a very good boxer who can throw 80 punches a round. Considering that Adamek has had fights where his workrate has been quite low, this makes Estrada somewhat of a dangerous fight for Adamek. In both of Estrada's previous losses against Travis Walker and Alexander Povetkin, Estrada was the busier fighter, but his opponent won the fight by landing the much harder punches. Adamek will need to keep that up if he wants to beat Estrada.
It appears that Jason Estrada (16-2, 4KOs), who last yeard dropped a decision to Alexander Povetkin, is in play to face Tomasz Adamek (39-1, 27KOs) on February 6 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The second heavyweight fight for Adamek since blasting out fellow Pole Andrew Golota in five rounds back in October. Estrada will not be as easy. He doesn't have much power but he can box and seems to have a decent chin. He should be a much tougher heavyweight test than Golota, who was nothing more than a willing target.
Look at heavyweight: For the time being, Tomasz Adamek is still the reigning, real world champion at cruiserweight. But his October domination of Andrew Golota and his stated intentions to stay up there with the big boys means that's probably going to be short-lived. Adamek says he wants to fight the Klitschkos, and thinks he'll be ready in about a year. In the meantime, there are plenty of interesting opportunities for him, though he might have to base himself in Europe again in the short term to take full advantage of what's out there. I think one interesting idea might be a bout with Alexander Dimitrenko, whose size (6'7", 250ish, 83" reach) matches up to Wladimir and Vitali even if his skill doesn't. Dimitrenko was outboxed in July by Eddie Chambers, who isn't any bigger than Adamek.
Here’s what cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek had to say after stopping heavyweight Andrew Golota in five rounds on Saturday in Lodz, Poland. “I will never forget this moment, fighting in front of almost 17 thousand Polish fans against a Polish legend that went through many great battles. It was a meaningful night for me. By beating Andrew Golota I made a statement about my power. I wanted to show how good I can be as a heavyweight. I got hit couple of times pretty hard, but I was never in danger. Looks like my iron chin will work for me in a higher weight class also.”
In “The Polish Fight of the Century”, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (39-1, 27 KOs) notched his soundest career victory to date with a huge fifth round TKO over Andrzej Golota (41-8-1, 33 KOs) in front of the partisan crowd at Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. Making his heavyweight debut, two-time world champion in light heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions Adamek looked huge in the first, circling around much slower but also much bigger Golota, throwing multiple combinations, which easily penetrated The Foul Pole’s unsteady defense. Golota was floored at the end of the round by what seemed to be more a push than a legitimate punch on Adamek’s behalf.
Amidst much fanfare and Hollywood style glitz, Tomasz Adamek and Andrew Golota had their final press conference and weigh-in today. Golota weighed in at 256 pounds, Adamek at 214.2 pounds. The fight takes place tomorrow at Arena Lodz, in Lodz, Poland and will be televised in Poland, on Polsat TV.
IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek arrived in Poland today. Adamek will face Andrew Golota in Polish “Fight of the Century” on October 24 in Lodz.
IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek has made a bold move up to heavyweight to face the best Polish heavyweight ever, Andrew Golota, on Saturday, Oct. 24 in the new Lodz Arena in Lodz, Poland. Golota and Adamek appeared at a media-packed press conference on Tuesday at the Warsaw Marriott to announce what the Polish media have dubbed as, “The Polish Fight of the Century.” Interest for this fight is so great in Poland that three national television outlets carried the press conference live.
- My fight with Andrew Golota will take place in Lodz on October 24.- the IBF junior heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek revealed in an interview for the BOKSER.ORG website.
- I'm glad I finally learned the date for this fight.- the popular “Highlander” said- I want to show some quality boxing. The spectators in Lodz will see that I am a true warrior when in the ring.
Facing the much heavier and much more experienced Andrew Golota will be a real challenge for Adamek.
- I'm currently discussing the tactics for the fight against Andrew with my coach, Andrzej Gmitruk.- the Gilowice-born, but living in the US fighter says.- I will do the training in the States, I'll come to Poland with 12 to 14 days left to the fight.
A press conference concerning the Adamek - Golota fight is scheduled for this Tuesday in Warsaw.
Tomasz Adamek (36-1, 24 KOs) is to have his first IBF cruiserweight title defense on February 27, in the Prudential Center hall in Newark, NJ. He will face an American fighter, the as yet unbeaten Johnathon Banks (20-0, 14 KOs).
Here's a transcription of an interview with "The Highlander", who will defend in the forthcoming fight not only his IBF belt, but also the top place among the world's boxers in the 200 lb limit.
Michal Koper: Tomek, BJ Flores backed out from facing you at the last minute. Was such a turn of events a disappointment for you?
Tomasz Adamek: It's a rare occasion that somebody offered a title shot resigns from it. Apparently the guy judged the challenge to be too steep and he decided to bide his time.
On December 11, in Newark, Tomasz Adamek (35-1, 24 KO) will step into the ring to face the IBF world champion Steve Cunningham (21-1, 11 KO).
The Polish boxer has been preparing for this, the greatest challenge of his life so far, in the States – he moved there with his family in August and plans to remain in the US for a longer while.
Here's the interview we obtained from Tomasz on Saturday.
Michał Koper: Tomek, you moved to the USA some months ago. How are you feeling about that?
Tomasz Adamek: This is not the first time in the States for me. I came here on extended stays prior to a number of my previous fights. All my business afffairs are in good order. I feel right at home in America.
MK: How are your preparations for the Cunningham fight coming along?
TA: I am very well prepared. Andrzej Gmitruk says I'm even faster than I was before my last fight. And when I have the speed, everything works out OK. Soon I will demonstrate my abilities in the ring.