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 Robert Guerrero: I'm Ready For a World Title Shot Right Now! Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez Big Bear Media Day Saunders Still a Possibility for Canelo, Golden Boy Focused on Smith Jon Fernandez, Jose Roman Ink Pacts With Lou DiBella De La Hoya: Canelo a 154-Pounder, Will Fight Golovkin When Ready! Jarrell Miller's Promoter: He's Ready For Any World Champion Canelo: Margarito Fight Will NEVER Happen, He Should Retire Ramiro Carrillo, Achour Esho Return on October 1, UIC Pavilion Joshuanthony Ortiz, Edgardo Laboy Ink Pacts With Miguel Cotto Canelo Admits Move To 160 is Likely Next For His Career Mason Menard Puts a Target on The Back of Terry Flanagan Anthony Joshua-David Price Ruled Out For The Fall By Hearn James Kirkland Arrested Over Child Support Beef Photos: Anthony Crolla, Jorge Linares Go Face To Face Photos: Glowacki, Usyk - Go Face To Face at Open Workouts Jessie Vargas: "On November 5th I Will Shut The Critics Up!" Daniel Jacobs: Brook Just Too Small To Survive Against Golovkin Golovkin Laughs at Froch, Eubank: Those Clowns Won't Fight Me! J'Leon Love Will Face Dashon Johnson on September 16 Marlon Tapales vs. Paul Butler in The Works For The Fall De La Hoya: Canelo-Smith Will Have Up To 60,000 Fans at Venue! Frampton: The UK Has 14 World Champions - Not All Are Legit! Gerard Carroll To Fight Twice In Eight Days De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Won't Take 6 Years, But Not Now Daniel Geale vs. Renold Quinlan, Vacant IBO 168 Belt on 10/14 Tom Brown Reflects on The Lost Art of Building a Fighter Amir Khan Plans To Fight in January, May and December Caleb Plant Dominates De Angel in PBC on FS1 Main Event Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Hirotsugu Yamamoto Card Coming Together Canelo-Smith on Pace To Outdo Pacquiao, Says Golden Boy VP Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape Video: Loeffler Talks Brook-Golovkin, Jacobs, Carl Froch, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Kell Brook, Unification, More Video: Roman Gonzalez Talks Cuadras Clash, Training Camp LaRon Mitchell Expects Tough Fight With Mario Heredia Luis Ortiz Brushes Off Golden Boy Split, Vows To Batter Ustinov Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Kell Brook Fight Gervonta Davis, Floyd Mayweather at Odds, Sosa Bout in Doubt? Errol Spence Over The Moon With MONSTER Rating of 6 Million Liam Smith Warns: I'm Coming in There To Knock Canelo Out!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement