Prudential Center, Newark, NJ - Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz ''Goral'' Adamek (46-2, 28 KO) extended his hopes of becoming heavyweight king by defeating Eddie ''Fast'' Chambers (36-3, 18 KO) via wide UD on Saturday. Scorecards were controversial as most of the journalists at ringside had the fight much closer than the judges. Polish fighter was very active, throwing nearly thousand shots but almost none of them landed cleanly on the head of his opponent. Well prepared (202 lb) Chambers hurt his left hand in the first round and could use only his right for the rest of the bout yet he remained composed and very competitive, confusing ''Goral'' with crosses and overhands several times. Eddie's problem was certainly lack of volume while Adamek scored with body shots in every stanza, trying to soften ''Fast'' up. Tomasz never fully reached his goal, nevertheless he was never hurt and able to control the fight by staying busy and alert. The three judges scored this tactical affair 119-109 and 116-112 twice.
''Eddie was fast. It’s true. He was tough to fight. It was hard to predict what he was going to do next. Yes, I did see his injury but it didn’t make any difference, because his jab is more for show than anything. I expect more from myself as a fighter though. Hopefully I will be able to deliver in my next fight.'' Adamek said. ''I don’t like to sound brash or anything like that but I’m sure I would’ve won the fight [with two arms]. It would’ve been extraordinarily one-sided for a guy who was an underdog going in. No matter what happens during the fight, you’ve got to roll with it. If my arm would’ve fell off, I would’ve tried to keep going. That’s just the way it is'', upset Chambers countered. His future is unknown. Adamek expects to return to the ring in September. His promoter Main Events has it's next NBC Sports Network date set for Sept. 21. There are also rumours about Adamek vs Povetkin fight in Poland this year.