Adamek vs Walker Finalized For Sept. 8 at Prudential

TOTOWA, NJ - Tomasz Adamek returns to Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on the afternoon of Saturday, September 8th when he takes on Travis Walker of Houston, the #12 contender, for the IBF's North American Heavyweight Title.

Standing nearly 6'5", Walker (39-7-1, 31 KO's) is coming off a big TKO win over Kali Meehan in Australia. A true road warrior known for his size and punching power, Walker has gone the distance with #3 contender Kubrat Pulev and Ruslan Chagaev in Germany. In addition to Meehan, Walker defeated Alonzo Butler, who was 28-1 at the time.

The bout will be promoted by Main Events and Ziggy Promotions and televised in Poland via PPV. Arrangements to televise the fight in the US have not yet been made. Doors open at 1:30 PM. First bout will be at 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 expressed his confidence in winning this fight, "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's promoter, Adrian L. Patrick, CEO of KO KINGS PROMOTIONS, added, "I predict that Travis will stop Adamek. At some point in the 12 rounds, Adamek will slip and Travis will destroy him."

In his most recent bout, Adamek (46-2, 28 KO's) captured the IBF North American heavyweight championship title when he defeated Eddie Chambers of Philadelphia, who suffered a bicep tear early in the fight.

Adamek said, "I like Travis as an opponent because he is a tough fighter and all his fights are interesting. Every fight he fights is for the fans, like me." He added, "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."

The undercard bouts will be announced in the coming weeks. It is expected that Philadelphia's fast rising star, Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings (IBF #8) will appear.

Tickets, priced beginning at $54, will go on sale through Ticketmaster and at  Prudential Center Box Office next week.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 07-20-2012

travis walker is a tough B level fighter. i moved him up from a C+ because of his win over meehan & he got a bad decision vs chagaev. walker beat him in my opinion. he has improved & is…

Comment by StrangerInTown on 07-20-2012

Tomas is a true fighter in a land of too many pretenders.

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 07-20-2012

Yet another bum for Adamek, again in his hometown.

Comment by Freedom. on 07-20-2012

Travis Walker is a hard puncher and a dangerous opponent for Adamek, who appears to be slowing down a bit. I won't be surprised if there's an upset.

Comment by LacedUp'sDream on 07-20-2012

Big man in preparation for Fury ? another 2 wins for Adamek,I hope he fights Fury before he enters the IBF 4 man tourney,Ustinov hasn't a chance either against the speed and counter punching of Adamek's,Adamek v Pulev final.

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