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Tomasz Adamek Decisions Fred Kassi Over Ten Rounds

By Alexey Sukachev

Poland - At 40 years of age, former two-division world champion and long-time heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (52-5, 30 KOs) is struggling along but still finding a way to get another W in his record.

This time Goral, fighting in front of passionate home crowd, got a hard-fought decision over Cameroonian Fred Kassi (18-7-1, 10 KOs), two years his junior. Final scores were: 97-93 and 96-94 (x2) - for the Pole.

Adamek started rapidly despite weighing almost 18 pounds over his best weight.

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An accidental headbutt opened a cut over the Pole's forehead, which was stopped bleeding later - thanks for the work of cutman Tomasz Skarzynski.Adamek got a big round three but Kassi mounted a comeback in the fourth with his hard hooks at the ropes.

A trench warfare prospered through the fifth.Kassi suffered a cut of his own in the sixth, while Adamek failed to capitalize despite showing his killer instinct.

The seventh was even, and Adamek took the eighth, but Kassi replied with a strong round nine in his favour. Adamek finished the fight strong but he lacked a couple of rounds to get the job done.

Kassi, 38, is now 0-5-1 in his last six fight and hasn't banked a notable win since August of 2013.

Also on the card, Cruiserweight Adam Balski (11-0, 8 KOs) scored a workmanlike unanimous decision against American veteran Demetrius Banks (9-3, 4 KOs) but didn't impress in process, failing to shine in his debut with a new trainer.

Balski was reportedly injured in the beginning of the fight and it resulted in tepid few rounds, as the Pole had been getting adjusted to a slick opponent. Balski put Banks down midst into the fourth on a hard right cross but Banks deliberately went down for what hasn't seemed to be an illegal punch to get a few moments of rest... and survival.

Balski failed to be as successful in the second part of the bout, cruising to wide scores: 80-70, 80-71, 79-72.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 11-21-2017

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18222072]Adamek can just keep fighting journeymen and gatekeepers in Poland until the end of time and his fans will pack those arenas. Damn Poles love that guy. Get ready for something like Adamek vs Gjergjaj in March[/QUOTE] I don't think…

Comment by Kiowhatta on 11-19-2017

Reluctant to be the typo/grammar nazi on here but it's so regular I have to read every article as if it were a text message with spelling mistakes and atrocious grammar. I thought this was a professional boxing news site.…

Comment by BigZ44 on 11-18-2017

[QUOTE=mlac;18222102]jarjar would proly win that fight, adamek needs to retire unless he wants to be a vegetable. It's one thing taking punches from fred kassi (who is not a real HW) but its another to continue to eat punishment from…

Comment by mlac on 11-18-2017

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18222072]Adamek can just keep fighting journeymen and gatekeepers in Poland until the end of time and his fans will pack those arenas. Damn Poles love that guy. Get ready for something like Adamek vs Gjergjaj in March[/QUOTE] jarjar would proly…

Comment by BigZ44 on 11-18-2017

Adamek can just keep fighting journeymen and gatekeepers in Poland until the end of time and his fans will pack those arenas. Damn Poles love that guy. Get ready for something like Adamek vs Gjergjaj in March

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