Tomasz Adamek fights again in September

By By Francis Walker BASN Boxing writer
Updated: July 31, 2012

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In the cat birds seat

In the cat birds seat

NEW YORK, NY (BASN)—Tomasz Adamek is hopeful that one day in 2013 he will position himself to challenge unified IBF/WBA and WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. First, Adamek has to improve to 3-0 following his WBC world title loss to Vitali Klitschko last September.

Looking to remain unbeaten in three consecutive fights, Adamek returns to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Saturday afternoon, September 8. Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) will battle heavyweight Travis Walker (39-7-1, 31 KOs).

Adamek-Walker will be seen exclusively on Pay-Per-View in the afternoon. The doors to the Prudential Center open at 1:30 PM. First fight is scheduled for 2 PM.

“Tomasz has expressed his desire to face tall opponents in order to better prepare for inevitable future fights with the many super-sized heavyweights who are in the division,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “Travis Walker is a top 12 contender coming off a big win who is eager to face Adamek’s challenge. We expect another great event at Pru Center. The only difference will be that this show will take place in the afternoon to accommodate Polish television.”

Walker is nearly 6′ 5,” 250 pounds. Walker will have a considerable size and weight advantage over the 6′ 2,” 220-pound Adamek. Walker has victories over Kali Meehan and A 28-1 Alonzo Butler. Walker, a strong fighter, also fought Kubrat Pulev and Ruslan Chagaev.

“Adamek thinks that I will be an easy win for him, but he will be greatly surprised at the combination of finesse, strength and power that I will utilize in this fight. I’m going to stop him, period,” Walker stated.

Regardless of size, Adamek is a technical fighter which is why his rise toward another world title fight will not be long. Adamek is not only coming off a solid decision win over former title contender Eddie Chambers, but Adamek’s resume is filled with fighters that are good technical boxers for heavyweights.

“I like Travis as an opponent because he is a tough fighter and all his fights are interesting,” Adamek said. “Every fight he fights is for the fans, like me, “I have fought at Prudential Center eight times and I am excited to come back to give my fans a good fight and another exciting win.”

Walker is the type of opponent Adamek could look sensational against. Adamek has only one KO victory in his last eight fights dating back to December 2010 against Vinny Maddalone (TKO 5) at the Prudential Center. Walker has been stopped four times in his career and many believe he doesn’t take a hard punch very well.

Review his fights with Chris Arreola and Manuel Quezada.

Former cruiserweight title contender Jonathan Banks stopped Walker as well.

Overall, Adamek is 8-0 at the Prudential Center in his career dating back to a career-defining victory over Steve Cunningham to win the IBF cruiserweight championship (Dec. 08)

In addition to Adamek-Walker, heavyweight title contender Bryant Jennings is expected to be on the show as well.