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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.

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