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Adamek Weighs in at 223, Cunningham Hit Scale at 203.5

By David P. Greisman

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Four years after they went to war for the cruiserweight championship, Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham met for their rematch, which is taking place in the heavyweight division at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa.

Adamek, the first fight’s victor, weighed in Friday afternoon at 223 pounds, which is in the same range as his recent bouts at heavyweight and seven pounds heavier than he was for his September 2011 stoppage loss to Vitali Klitschko.

Cunningham, meanwhile, came in at 203.5 pounds for what is only his second outing at heavyweight. In September, he debuted in the division with a 10-round decision over Jason Gavern. Cunningham had weighed in at 207 pounds for that bout. The 36-year-old from Philadelphia is 25-4 with 12 knockouts.

Adamek, a 36-year-old Polish boxer now fighting out of Newark, N.J., is coming off three straight victories since the Klitschko loss — a decision over Nagy Aguilera, a controversial decision over Eddie Chambers, and a technical knockout over Travis Walker. He is 47-2 with 29 knockouts.

Adamek-Cunningham isn’t the only heavyweight fight to be aired live on NBC on Saturday afternoon. Unbeaten Ukrainian Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov will be facing New York heavyweight Tor Hamer.

The 28-year-old Glazkov (13-0, 9 KOs) came in at 221.5 pounds. The 29-year-old Hamer (19-1, 12 KOs) came in at 221 pounds.

Other weights from the undercard:

David Williams, 35, of Philadelphia (6-6-1, 2 KOs), came in at 212.5 pounds for a heavyweight bout. His opponent, William Miranda, 34, of Allentown, Pa. (6-5-1, 0 KOs), came in at a visually tubby 242 pounds.

Naim Nelson, 22, of Philadelphia (8-0, 1 KO), came in at 132.5 pounds for a lightweight bout. His opponent, Osnel Charles, 28, of Atlantic City, N.J. (9-4-1, 1 KO), came in at 134 pounds.

Jerome Rodriguez, 26, of Allentown, Pa. (1-0-1, 0 KOs), came in at 139 pounds for a junior welterweight bout. His opponent, Edwardo Stith, a 29-year-old from Philadelphia making his pro debut, came in at 139 pounds.

Julio Dejesus, 37, billed as originally from Yacobua, P.R. but now fighting out of New Jersey (6-3-2, 3 KOs), came in at 144 pounds for a welterweight bout. His opponent, Korey Sloane, 27, of Philadelphia (2-5-1, 0 KOs, came in at 141.5 pounds.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weltschmerz on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=King-;12842654]Good post. I agree. I can't wait for this fight, it'll definitely bring the entertainment. I'm a Cunnigham fan but I see him getting stopped within 8.. Adamek is a true heavyweight now and I just can't see USS withstanding…

Comment by Weltschmerz on 12-21-2012

Cool if Adamek gets accustomed to a fight weight around 220.. hope he blasts Cunningham out.

Comment by Hougigo on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=Rip Chudd;12841947]Time for redemption!! All aboard the USS Cunningham!!!![/QUOTE] I'm all in... let's set sail!

Comment by molinari on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=Enzo Mc is ****;12842700]Adamek is a heavyweight but he certainly isn't a good one. He lives off hometown wins against terrible opposition. I hope Cunningham wins this.[/QUOTE] What hometown decision are u talking about? His biggest win was against Arreola…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=mathed;12842548]Adamek has weighed in at between 220 and 225 the last 3 fights. Cunningham is basically a super cruiser, not even a HW. You should at least be in the 215-220 range to even be a moderately small guy at…

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