Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Adamek Decisions McBride Over Twelve Rounds in Newark

By Ryan Songalia

Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey - Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28KOs) won a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over Kevin McBride (35-9, 29KOs). The scores were 119-108, 120-107, and 119-108. 

FULL REPORT

Highly-regarded welterweight prospect and 2008 US Olympic representative Sadam Ali of Brooklyn, NY put on the most crowd-pleasing performance of his career with a third round knockout of Javier Perez of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Ali, who now raises his record to 12-0 (7 KO) with a victory, scored the first knockdown of the fight with a picture-perfect left hook counter that nearly screwed Perez into the floor. Ali pressed the advantage when Perez arose with targeted punches to the head before a right hand sent Perez leaning into the ropes at the bell which should have been ruled a knockdown.

After toying with Perez in the second, Ali put Perez's lights out with a left hook that had him napping before he hit the floor. The time of stoppage was 2:40.

Perez drops to 8-5 (5 KO) with the loss, which was his third by knockout.

Polish-born Chicago resident Andrzej Fonfara made an impression on the large Polish fanbase on hand by scoring an entertaining fourth round knockout of Little Rock, Arkansas journeyman Ray Smith in a light-heavyweight bout. The time of the stoppage was 1:04.

The 23-year-old Fonfara pushed the action from the opening bell, landing hard with body shots before blowing the fight open in the penultimate round with a right cross that buckled Smith's legs.

Fonfara pounced immediately and landed a left hook that dropped Smith for good. Fonfara is trained by a familiar face to Polish fans. Sam Collona, who got more out of Andrew Golota's talent than any other trainer, is also guiding Fonfara.

Fonfara raised his record to 17-2 (8 KO), while Smith drops to 9-6 (3 KO).

Polish pride may have been in the air at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, but a slew of undercard performers focused on catching the attention of the respectable early turnout before heavyweights Tomasz Adamek and Kevin McBride made the most of their exposure on the Main Events promoted card.

Welterweight Vinny O'Brien of East Hanover, NJ moved his record to 2-0 (2 KO) with a fourth round round stoppage of debuting Shakir Dunn of Newark, NJ. The stoppage came with just nine seconds left at the 2:51 mark.

Jersey City, NJ's Jose Peralta Alejo had little trouble in dismantling the overmatched Eber Luis Perez of Bolivar, Colombia, whose record now stands at 10-17-1 (8 KO) in three rounds. Alejo, who is better known as Mangu, finished the bout at the 2:49 mark.

The 20-year-old Alejo now stands at 6-1 (4 KO), having won four straight since his only defeat, including a six-round decision over previously unbeaten and regarded prospect Christian Martinez.

Unbeaten Dominican-born featherweight prospect Joselito Collado of Queens, NY kicked off the televised portion winning a solid - if not overly impressive - split decision over cagey stepping stone Rafael Lora of Irvington, NJ.

The scores, which had Collado winning 59-54 and 57-56 against a 57-56 verdict for Lora, were not indicative of the action in the ring. Collado pressed the action, however crudely, and made the fight rough at times by using his head and hitting several times after the bell.

Still, Lora was coming off of three straight stoppage losses to Matt Remillard twice and Adrien Broner, and Collado was unable to firmly establish dominance in the fight and make his mark as a must-see prospect.

Collado sustained a cut from a headbutt in the second round and lost a point for a low blow in the fourth round.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 04-14-2011

12 rounds to beat mcbride? ouch...not sure if he lasts the whole fight vs vitali even with his iron chin...

Comment by MARKBNLV on 04-10-2011

You wasted your ime if you picked that dog sht over Morales turning back thew clock.

Comment by tyger on 04-10-2011

No disrespect to Adamek fans but the only thing harder than watching him in post fight interviews is watching him as a heavyweight in the ring. Either Klitschko will destroy him, just watch his fight with Michael Grant. Lets hope…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 04-10-2011

vitali v.s adamek next

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Froch Disagrees With Mayweather on Robbery, Agrees Jack Won Katie Taylor To Fight on Joshua-Klitschko, Possibly Golovkin-Jacobs David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens Set For March 11, HBO Joshua vs. Klitschko - Over 80,000 Tickets Sold Team Ramirez: Zurdo Has What it Takes To KO Jack or DeGale! Juan Carlos Payano Eyes Trilogy With Rau'Shee Warren Badou Jack Moving Up To 175-Pounds; Wants Adonis Stevenson Mayweather: Not Looking to Make Gervonta Davis-Lomachenko Badou Jack-James DeGale: Post-Fight Report Card Kell Brook: My Team Wants Me To Go To 154 Pounds Tyrone Nurse: It'll Be Great To Be A Big Attraction Mayweather Believes Broner Can Become The Next PPV Star Qudratillo Abduqaxorov Will Face Viktor Plotnykov on February 10 Trainer: Lara or Charlo Have a Great Chance To Beat Golovkin Dennis Ceylan vs. Isaac Lowe Euro Title Clash on March 18 Lomachenko-Corrales is The Target For April 8 or 15, Says Arum "Fighting Words" - One Prospect Rises Fast, Another Falls Hard Canelo's Trainer Expects The "Best Version" of Chavez Jr. on May 6 Gervonta Davis: I Showed Pedraza What Sharks Do in Deep Waters Jack Doesn’t Dispute Judges Scoring First Round 10-8 for DeGale Gervonta Davis vs. Jose Pedraza - CompuBox Punch Stats Joshua vs. Klitschko - U.S. TV Deal By Month's End, Says Hearn Badou Jack vs. James DeGale - CompuBox Punch Stats Jack: Ref Threatened to Disqualify DeGale for Losing Mouthpiece Mayweather: Do I want to sign DeGale? Abso-f*****g-lutely Video: Hearn Reacts To Mayweather, Talks Jack vs. DeGale Video: Carl Froch Reacts To Jack-DeGale, Talks Canelo-Chavez Jack: All I Want Is for Them To Treat Me Fair; Look at His Face Juan Carlos Payano Returns With a Win, Aims For Active 2017 Video: Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Looking To Sign James DeGale Jack, Mayweather Agree There's No Need for Rematch With DeGale Mayweather is Livid: We Don’t Pay Judges, Like Other Promoters Jason Sosa's Promoter Would Love Orlando Salido Showdown Photos: Gervonta Davis Batters, Stops Jose Pedraza For IBF Title DiBella: No Problem With Jack-DeGale Draw, Mayweather's Reaction Photos: James DeGale, Badou Jack Go To War - HUGE Gallery Broner: Pacquiao Needs Me More Now; Would Do Crazy PPV Numbers Photos: Immanuwel Aleem Blasts Out Ievgen Khytrov in Stunner Frank Warren Has Very High Hopes With Daniel Dubois Video: Mayweather, Adrien Broner Hold Court With The Media
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement