Advertisement
Advertisement

Walker: Points Win Not Likely in NJ, I Need To KO Adamek

By Keith Idec

Travis Walker won’t come to Prudential Center to out-box Tomasz Adamek on Sept. 8.

After watching crafty technician Eddie Chambers lose a 12-round fight to Adamek that Walker believes Chambers won, the bigger, stronger heavyweight feels he’ll have to knock out Adamek to win their scheduled 12-round fight in Newark, N.J. His fight against Walker will be Adamek’s ninth at Prudential Center, where the resident of nearby Kearny, N.J., has attracted considerable crowds since December 2008.

“I’m going to have to win by stopping him, because Main Events is not going to let me win like that [by decision],” Walker said to BoxingScene.com before a press conference Wednesday, referring to the Totowa, N.J.-based company that co-promotes Adamek. “Especially not here [in Newark].”

The 33-year-old Walker (39-7-1, 31 KOs) didn’t budge when reminded that the popular Polish contender took some very powerful punches from Chris Arreola, who stopped Walker in the third round of their November 2008 fight, and Vitali Klitschko, who eventually stopped Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) in the 10th round of their WBC title fight last Sept. 10. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound former football player confidently claimed he is a bigger puncher than Arreola (35-2, 30 KOs) and Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs).

“My power is a little bit different,” Walker said. “My power is a little different than those guys.”

Once he catches the 6-2, 220-pound Adamek, Walker added, “If I don’t stop him, I’m going to hurt him real bad. It’s going to be my show then.”

The Atlanta resident does appreciate Adamek’s toughness, though, especially the way the former cruiserweight and light heavyweight champion kept coming at Klitschko, who dominated Adamek before a capacity crowd of over 40,000 at a soccer stadium in Wroclaw, Poland.

“I’ve got to respect his heart, man, because he kept trying, kept trying and kept trying,” said Walker, who has lost by knockout or technical knockout five times during his eight-year pro career. “He’s not a guy who’s going to lay down, just to make the money. He’s going to keep coming. He’s really trying to win. I respect him a lot as a cruiserweight coming up to heavyweight.”

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) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Canelo Smiles: I Ran From Golovkin? He's Fought NOBODY! Santa Cruz vs. Russell Much Better Fight; Both Want Selby Next Frank Warren: Frampton Left 122 With Rigondeaux Clash Marquez Has No Regrets Over Cotto Position, Retirement Near Adonis Stevenson With Vicious Knockout of Williams in Four Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams: LIVE BScene Scorecard Ruslan Provodnikov Meets With Promoter, Return is Anticipated Eleider Alvarez Beats Robbie Berridge, On Course For Stevenson Frampton’s Promoter: Santa Cruz is Carl’s Toughest Fight Yet Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Potentially in Early 2017 Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams - CompuBox Review Photos/Weights: Luis Nery vs. David Sanchez in Tijuana Photos/Weights: Antonio Orozco vs. Lopez, Joseph Diaz vs. Proa Carl Frampton After the Scales: This Was Easy and I Feel Great SHO VP: Wilder vs. Joshua in Late 2017, Could Be Pay-Per-View Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas Malignaggi-Bracero Battle Ready Photos: Frampton, Santa Cruz Ready For War at Barclays Center Video: Frampton Fans in Force at Weighin For Leo Santa Cruz Antonio Gutierrez vs. Jorge Melendez, LA Fight Club on 9/2 Juan Carlos Camacho Jr. Goes Pro With Miguel Cotto Thomas Williams: TKO Loss To Gabriel Campillo Doesn’t Define Me Chisora Unlikely To Land Whyte, Trying To Get Helenius Rematch Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125 Frampton To Santa Cruz: I'll Be The Bigger Man on Fight Night Adrien Broner's Request For Early Release From Jail is Denied Tyson Fury To Take On UKAD Over Drug Test Results Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Pre-Fight Report Card Lara's Manager on The Possibility of Facing Gennady Golovkin Roach: Me and Pacquiao Remain in Boxing To Get Mayweather Verdejo's Manager Says Flanagan Clash Possible For November Frank Warren on Crawford: Best American in a Long Time Amir Khan: I'd Need 6 Months of MMA Training For McGregor MGM Liverpool Launches, Will Promote October Show Leo Santa Cruz Motivated To Make Frampton Taste First Defeat Dennis Ceylan vs. Ryan Walsh For Euro Crown on October 15 Marquez's Coach: Estrada, Ramirez Best in Mexico - NOT Canelo Nacho Praises Marquez For Rejecting Cotto's Weight Demand Christian Hammer vs. Timur Stark Set For September 17 Wilcox dominant, Miljas impresses at Toronto boxing show Hatton: Gennady Golovkin's Size Will Be Too Much For Brook
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement