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Adamek-McBride on April 23 at The Prudential Center

By Lem Satterfield

Polish-born former light heavyweight (175 pounds) and cruiser weight (200 pounds) champion Tomasz Adamek, of Jersey City, N.J., will pursue his sixth straight win as a heavyweight during a run of 13 consecutive triumphs when he meets 6-foot-6, Ireland native and Mike Tyson-conqueror, Kevin McBride, of Brockton, Mass, on April 23, according to his promoter, Kathy Duva, of Main Events.

Adamek-McBride will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., rather than another site that was considered in Katowice, Poland, said Duva.

The bout with McBride is a keep-busy fight as Adamek prepares for a September showdown with either WBO/IBO/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, or his older brother, WBC king Vitali Klitschko.

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ny123 on 02-05-2011

This fight will draw about 10'000 people in the Prudential Center. This is a stay busy fight and a paycheck before Adamek fights Wlad.

Comment by Freedom. on 02-04-2011

It much better for Adamek to remain active with a fight in April rather than simply wait until September.

Comment by FloydTBE on 02-04-2011

[QUOTE=NECK SNAPPER;10059223]this fight is great for ademek his fans love him in jersey been there live he has great fan base there the whole place is red and white. but this fight in no way helps or prepares him for…

Comment by NECK SNAPPER on 02-04-2011

this fight is great for ademek his fans love him in jersey been there live he has great fan base there the whole place is red and white. but this fight in no way helps or prepares him for the…

Comment by FloydTBE on 02-04-2011

Mcbride didnt even win the HW prizefighter event. very wierd choice of opponent

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