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Adamek-Chambers Tickets For 6/16 Expected To Go Fast

By Jake Donovan

A highly intriguing heavyweight bout takes place on June 16, when contenders Tomasz Adamek and Eddie Chambers collide at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Their crossroads bout carries title fight implications. The winner will be groomed for another shot at heavyweight crown.

The scheduled 12-round bout will air live as the main event of the June 16 edition of the NBC Sports Network Fight Night series.

Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday, April 16 at 11AM EST. Pricing is $254 for ringside, then $104, $79 and $54 and are available through Ticketmaster – online at www.ticketmaster.com , on-the-line (1-800-745-3000, or Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849) and in person at all Ticketmaster ticket centers as well as at the Prudential Center’s box office and its website ( www.prucenter.com ).

Adamek (45-2, 28KO) is coming off of a hard-fought 10-round win over Nagy Aguilera last March in their “Fight Night”-televised co-feature bout in Brooklyn. The fight was his first since a knockout loss to Vitali Klitschko last September in a failed bid to become the first fighter in boxing history to capture world titles at light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight.

Chambers (36-2, 18KO) managed a career-best victory on the road against Alexander Dimitrenko in July ’09, but has endured a series of tough breaks ever since. His own title challenge produced disastrous results as he was uncompetitive over the course of 11-plus largely uneventful rounds before getting drilled and knocked out with 15 seconds to go in the fight.

Just one win has followed – a unanimous decision over Derrick Rossy in their rematch last February. A 16-month period of inactivity will accompany Chambers into the ring on fight night, thanks to separate injuries forcing him to pull out of two consecutive fights – an Oct. ’11 eliminator against Tony Thompson; and a 12-round showdown with Siarhei Liakhovich in a fight slated to take place in his Philadelphia hometown as the main event of the Fight Night series’ inaugural show in January.

Instead, he travels to the hostile surroundings of the Prudential Center, where Adamek has served as its chief attraction ever since relocating from his native Poland to New Jersey in 2008. The June clash will mark his eighth appearance in the venue, which began with his cruiserweight-title winning effort in his 12-round war with Steve Cunningham in Dec. ’08.

Also set to appear on the undercard is unbeaten heavyweight Bryant Jennings, who will be fighting for the third time on the “Fight Night” series.  The Philly prospect scored career-best wins in each of his last two bouts, topping then-unbeaten Maurice Byarm in his hometown in January and then dominating Liakhovich en route to a ninth round stoppage this past March in Brooklyn.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments to [email protected]

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