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.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.