Tomasz Adamek Admits Time in Boxing is Now Over

By Luke Furman

Former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (49-4, 29 KOs) admits his time in the sport is over. A few weeks ago he suffered a unanimous decision loss to young heavyweight countryman Artur Szpilka (17-1, 12 KO). It was Adamek's second consecutive loss. At 38-years-old, the former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion sees no reason to go any further with his pro career.

"I want to thank the fans for all of the years [of support]. I've arrived at the point to say goodbye. I wish success to all of the boxers. I can go do something else. I could [continue going or wait for something] for good money, but it does not interest me. I have things to do. Artur Szpika boxed very well.  I'd like to keep track of his career. I'm curious at how far he can go. From the old Adamek, there has been little. My body is exhausted from the many years [of what's required in the sport]. There is nothing to regret. I had a lovely time," Adamek told journalist Mateusz Borek.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cloud on 12-04-2014

[B][FONT="Times New Roman"][COLOR="Red"]It was sad seeing Adamek decay in front of us. I don't think he ever really recovered from the Vitali and Walker fights. Has some good wins in his career with the Ulrich and Banks wins sticking in…

Comment by Scott9945 on 12-04-2014

Hopefully Adamek can get out now with his rep and his brains. I'd hate to see him getting beat up by guys he would have outclassed 5 years ago.

Comment by King_ on 12-04-2014

True warrior and its good to see him hang it up. He probably could and should of retired after losing to Vitali. That said he is a top 50 HW of all time and has had a great career. Had…

Comment by DeadLikeMe on 12-04-2014

I take it this means he'll be fighting in April or May.

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 12-04-2014

A true warrior!

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