by Ruslan Chikov
Promoter Kalle Sauerland of Sauerland Event watched, and wasn't impressed, with Tomasz Adamek's controversial twelve round split decision victory over Steve Cunningham from Saturday night.
The fight was a semi-final IBF eliminator for a shot at WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko. Adamek (48-2, 29KOs) now has to fight Sauerland fighter Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9KOs) in a final IBF eliminator and the winner will become Wladimir's mandatory.
The mandatory fight could take place in March or April, but the location has not been determined.
"Adamek performed well below expectations. In my opinion Cunningham won the fight by several points, and Adamek has no chance of beating Pulev," Sauerland stated.