ADAMEK vs. WALKER looms

By By Francis Walker BASN Boxing writer
Updated: August 29, 2012

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Tomasz "The Taszmanian Polish Champ

NEW YORK, NY (BASN)—Tomasz Adamek once challenged Vitali Klitschko for the WBC heavyweight title last year and hopes to lure IBF/WBA/WBO and IBO/Ring Magazine icon Wladimir Klitschko into a title fight in 2013.

Adamek’s road toward the world heavyweight championship resumes on Saturday, September 8, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs), a former light-heavyweight and cruiserweight titlist, will oppose 6′ 4,” 250-pound puncher Travis Walker (39-7-1, 31 KOs). The fight has a special start time of 1:30 PM to accommodate Polish television in prime time.

Adamek vs. Walker: Ironbound Throwdown” will be shown live on wealth.tv.

Whenever Adamek fights here in America, his native Polish followers are awake until 4-5 AM just to watch Tomasz fight. It has been that way for years. Finally, the Polish community can watch Adamek fight in Prime Time which means Saturday afternoon boxing for us in America which is always fun.

During a recent workout at the World Boxing Gym in Jersey City, NJ, Adamek spoke about his upcoming fight with Walker.

“He’s a strong guy,” Adamek said. “He loves hard fights. I love (hard fights) too, because it is good for my fans. I don’t want to give boring fights. If somebody runs and doesn’t fight, people do not like that. I want a tough fight because people love this.”

Adamek’s longtime trainer Roger Bloodworth’s assessment of Walker was interesting as well.

“Tomasz picks tough opponents,” Bloodworth said. “Some people don’t think this guy is tough, but he is tough. I watched him knockout Kali Meehan. He’s still got a good right hand and if you get touched by that right hand you could go. So Tomasz is going to have to try to avoid this and land his own punches. It’s not rocket science. He (Walker) is gonna come. I don’t expect him to try to be a ballet dancer; I think he’s going to come to Tomasz with bad intentions. So Tomasz is going to have to be on his A game, avoid that big right hand and we’ll see what happens.”

Walker is a strong guy and a winner of 4 out of his last 5 fights. However, Walker has a tendency to tire quickly and has run out of gas in crucial fights. Should Adamek, 6′ 2,” 225 lbs., take out the much bigger Walker that would be a solid statement. Adamek, is a good technical boxer, but power has been a major issue for him as a heavyweight. The 35 year-old Polish star has only one stoppage in his last nine fights.

“I feel much better with every fight,” Adamek added. “After I win this fight and the next fight, I hope to get title fight next year.”

Photo Credits: Mike Gladysz