Thursday, 21 June 2012
Adamek returns on September 21st...
Polish heavyweight superstar Tomasz Adamek will be back in action at the Prudential Centre in Newark on September 21st. A place where Adamek (46-2, 28 KO's) is a huge fan favourite.
The most likely opponent for 'Goral' at the moment is the heavyweight Prizefighter finalist Kevin Johnson. This fight would be relatively easy to make as I'm sure that Johnson will not ask for too much and Adamek is a pretty reasonable guy. Johnson put on a good performance in the Prizefighter last night (June 20th) but was just not good enough against Tor Hamer in the final.
Adamek also fought recently, beating American heavyweight Eddie Chambers by a close decision. The fight was shown live on NBC Sports and it will be the same for this fight. There will be boxing on NBC on September 21st even if Adamek does not fight.
Adamek has repeatedly requested a fight with WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin but it is highly unlikely that this will be the bout we will be watching on NBC Sports on September 21st. Povetkin is set to fight Hasim Rahman on July 14th and probably won't step in the ring after that until around November.
As long as Adamek and Povetkin do not lose any of their upcoming fights, it is possible that the two men could meet at the beginning of next year.
I don't think that Adamek will be fighting a top class fighter in September but I think it will at least be a half-decent opponent. A fight with Kevin Johnson would be good for both men. If Adamek wins, he will beat yet another 'good' fighter and if Johnson wins it would give his career the boost that it needs at this moment in time.