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Walker Felt Chambers, With One Arm, Beat Adamek Easy

By Keith Idec

Tomasz Adamek’s unanimous decision victory over Eddie Chambers benefited Travis Walker.

Adamek’s win prompted his co-promoters to bring back the popular Polish contender less than three months later and Walker was chosen as his foe for what could be a career-changing fight for the Atlanta-based heavyweight. The 33-year-old Walker still believes Chambers beat Adamek.

“I think Chambers won the fight, like bad,” Walker said to BoxingScene.com, when discussing his Sept. 8 fight against Adamek at Prudential Center. “I thought he really won the fight and they took it from him. They shouldn’t have taken it like that. When he’s that far ahead … I feel like the best you could do is give [Adamek] a draw. But that’s the boxing game.”

That’s why Walker (39-7-1, 31 KOs) is convinced he must become just the second opponent to stop Adamek if he is to leave Prudential Center a winner of their scheduled 12-round fight. The 6-foot-4 Walker likely will weigh around 250 pounds against Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs), who defeated a much smaller Chambers (36-3, 12 KOs) on June 16 at Prudential Center.

In addition to fighting Adamek in the former cruiserweight and light heavyweight champion’s adopted hometown arena, the 6-1, 202-pound Chambers suffered a torn biceps muscle in his left arm during the first round of their 12-round fight. The injury significantly limited a game Chambers throughout the bout, but the right-handed fighter from Philadelphia fought from a southpaw stance at times, landed some hard right hands and used his tremendous defensive skills to admirably make the fight about as competitive and interesting as he could.

But a handicapped Chambers (36-3, 12 KOs), who at times resembled elusive former heavyweight champion Chris Byrd, couldn’t throw a single left hand with any authority after the first round. Ultimately, working with one arm simply was too much to overcome in what was still a competitive fight.

Adamek, 35, didn’t control Chambers, 30, the way one might expect against a one-armed opponent. He did do enough for each judge — Joe Pasquale (116-112), Alan Rubinstein (119-109) and Steve Weisfeld (116-112) — to score him the decisive winner of a fight that was broadcast by NBC Sports Network.

“I can’t say [Chambers] would’ve stopped him [if he had two arms],” Walker said, “because he still hit him with clean right hands and that’s his power hand, the right hand. But I think it would’ve been more embarrassing [for Adamek]. I still think it was very embarrassing because he had one arm.”

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 08-08-2012

[QUOTE=Tmann400;12407926]2 or 3 years ago, I would say this fight was a joke. BUT, as of lately, Walker has seemed to have improved. I mean, he went from getting blown out in 1 round by Quezada, to giving Chagaev a…

Comment by Corelone on 08-07-2012

Eddie may have outboxed Ademek, he may have even won the fight, one or two handed, but to say he "beat" him is a gross overstatement. Eddie doesn't beat, he out thinks and out boxes. He's a little heavyweight with…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 08-07-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12407164]Tomasz Adamek’s unanimous decision victory over Eddie Chambers benefited Travis Walker. Adamek’s win prompted his co-promoters to bring back the popular Polish contender less than three months later and Walker was chosen as his foe for what could be a…

Comment by DeadLikeMe on 08-07-2012

It was pretty funny to watch one-armed Eddie Chambers just slip things like crazy the whole fight and make Adamek look real silly.

Comment by Tmann400 on 08-07-2012

2 or 3 years ago, I would say this fight was a joke. BUT, as of lately, Walker has seemed to have improved. I mean, he went from getting blown out in 1 round by Quezada, to giving Chagaev a…

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