Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Adamek To Return on September 8 at Prudential Center

By Keith Idec

Tomasz Adamek doesn’t have an opponent yet, but the Polish heavyweight contender is expected to fight again Sept. 8th at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

A rematch against Eddie Chambers seems highly unlikely, despite that Chambers competed for 11-plus rounds essentially with one arm Saturday night at Prudential Center. Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) won their 12-round bout by unanimous decision (116-112, 116-112, 119-109), but Philadelphia’s Chambers (36-3, 18 KOs) said after his disappointing defeat that the fight would’ve been “extraordinarily one-sided” if he had full use of both arms.

Chambers added that he would only meet Adamek again if the fight was staged somewhere other than Prudential Center, which would eliminate him as Adamek’s next opponent even if Adamek’s promoters wanted to make Adamek-Chambers II.

Kevin Johnson (28-2-1, 13 KOs) is considered a possible opponent for a likely independent pay-per-view main event against Adamek on Sept. 8.

The 32-year-old Johnson, a native of Asbury Park, N.J., was seriously considered for the Adamek fight that eventually went to Chambers. He lost to Tor Hamer (18-1, 11 KOs) in the three-round “Prizefighter” heavyweight tournament final Wednesday in London, but that might not adversely affect his chances of landing the Adamek fight.

“I’ll fight anybody,” Adamek, 35, said after defeating Chambers. “I’m a fighter. That’s a question for my promoter. … I can fight with anybody, because I’m a warrior. This is my job.”

Main Events’ Kathy Duva and Ziggy Rozalski, Adamek’s co-promoters, would eventually like to get Adamek in the ring against WBA title-holder Alexander Povetkin, but that fight is unlikely to happen in 2012.

The Russian-born Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) will make a mandatory defense against former undisputed champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs, 1 NC) on July 14. If Povetkin wins, his handlers plan to bring him back to the ring Oct. 27, against an undetermined opponent. Dereck Chiosra could secure his second title shot, this time against Povetkin, if Chisora (15-3, 9 KOs) also defeats fellow Brit David Haye (25-2, 23 KOs) in their grudge match July 14 in London.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Tomasz Adamek image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 06-21-2012

independent PPV? why not put it on NBC again vs jennings? they been showcasing both of them the last 6 months so why not have them go at it on NBC? kingpin would be a good opponent but if i…

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-21-2012

not much 2 pick from in this weak division, doesn't matter as long as that ridiculous judge Rubenstein is not officiating...

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 06-21-2012

[QUOTE=nachorjj;12265754]I want to see against Solis[/QUOTE] I like this one!!!...never thought about THAT particular match up....:hitit:

Comment by New England on 06-21-2012

[QUOTE=StrangerInTown;12265765]Seth is not ready yet. Jennings would present problems but Tomak is much too experienced.[/QUOTE] i think mitchell would at least give adamek hell for a few rounds he's got resolve and conditioning. he's also huge. lots of these guys…

Comment by StrangerInTown on 06-21-2012

Seth is not ready yet. Jennings would present problems but Tomak is much too experienced.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Saunders Confident: Lemieux Looks Good Against B-Level Fighters! Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam: Phil Edwards To Referee Gabe Flores Back on Nov. 17 at Reno/Sparks Convention Center Parker vs. Fury: WBO Rejects Protest To Rescore The Fight Abel Sanchez Pleased With Murat Gassiev's Work For Wlodarczyk Joshua: There are Still People Who Doubt, Want Me To Lose Sadam Ali: Been Huge Underdog Before, I've Proved People Wrong Photos: Anthony Joshua Training in Beast Mode For Carlos Takam Roach: Cotto Would've Been Criticized for Beating Smaller Garcia Crolla Responds To Flanagan: Talks Burns Fight, Ritson, Future 'Boxing Kings' Details When Americans Ruled at Heavyweight Joshua Reveals That Takam Confronted Him After Breazeale Win DeGale: Badou Jack is Not in My Class at All - I Want Rematch! De La Hoya: If Lemieux Wins - Canelo Fight Possible if No Golovkin Erickson Lubin's Future is Up To Him Murata: N'dam First, Ultimately Shooting for GGG-Canelo Winner 'PBC on FOX' Tripleheader Averaged 1.48 Million Viewers Saturday Pulev: It Was Tough Decision To Withdraw From Joshua Fight Bermane Stiverne Signs Contract For Deontay Wilder Rematch Anthony Joshua Admits He's in "No Rush" To Fight in United States Showtime Viewership Went Down During Lara-Gausha Main Event Luis Nery Sets Return, Faces Arthur Villanueva on November 4 Rey Vargas To Defend WBC Belt in HBO Co-Feature To Cotto vs. Ali News: Hall of Fame Update, Steve Forbes Sets Card, More Damien Vazquez, Blair Cobbs, Tye Brooks Win in Mexico HBO Sports Head: I Commend Cotto For Facing a Young, Hungry Ali Saunders vs. Lemieux Deal Reached For December 16, HBO Photos: Miguel Cotto, Sadam Ali - Go Face To Face in New York Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy’s Prez: Open to Rematch in March Joshua: Takam is Tough, Late Switch Has Not Affected Camp Malignaggi: I'm The Biggest Fight, Biggest Money For McGregor! Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison Grinding Hard at Workouts Hearn Feels Takam Will Be More Durable Than Pulev in Joshua Bout Ricky Hatton Confident That Zhakiyanov Will Shock Burnett Team Sauerland, SPORT1 Agree on Three Year TV Deal World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final in Saudi Arabia Ray Beltran Manager is Fired Up - Tears Apart Terry Flanagan David Benavidez: Golovkin Not Slowing Down, A lot of Years Left Spence: Lamont Peterson Was the Welterweight Willing to Step Up! Frank Warren on Amir Khan: Perfect Return Bout is Bradley Skeete!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement