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Tomasz Adamek looks to take IBF heavyweight belt

ImagePolish boxer Tomasz Adamek will be taking a step towards a shot at the IBF heavyweight title in Pennsylvania on Saturday against US challenger Steve Cunningham.

“What’s important for me is not that I have to win,” Adamek told the TVN24 news channel.

“On the contrary, I want to win,” he said.

The fight is in fact a belated rematch that was stalled after Adamek moved up to heavyweight.

The two boxers last faced each other some four years ago in a fight for the IBF cruiserweight title.

Adamek, who is nicknamed ‘Goral’ (Highlander) owing to his roots in the Polish highland town of Zywiec, scraped a victory by split decision.

“This time we’re meeting in heavyweight, where you fight differently,” Adamek affirmed.

The 36-year-old has won all three of his fights this year, taking in clashes with Americans Travis Walker and Eddie Chambers, as well as Dominican star Nagy Aguilera.

December 18, 2012 Posted by | Sport | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mike Tyson to visit Poland

KRAKOW TOURS – A boxing promoter is trying to lure Mike Tyson out of retirement for a re-match with Andrzej Golota, when the American boxer is in Poland for three days in the autumn this year.

Golota faced the fearsome Tyson in 2000 when the Pole quit the bout at the beginning of the third round, after what his manager described at the time as a “panic attack”.

The bout was later ruled a No Contest after Tyson tested positive for marijuana.

“I want the two fighters meet again,” boxing promoter Tomasz Babiloński has told a tabloid newspaper in Poland.

”We’re currently in preliminary talks with Tyson’s manager and we have agreed that he will be in Poland for three days, starting 8 September,” Babiloński told the Fakt newspaper.

The bout between the two retired fighters will probably not happen, of course, and is probably merely part of the hype surrounding a visit by Tyson to Poland, who could be taking part in a boxing gala in the country. The promoter would be pleased if the two old bruisers sparred at each other a little in the gym.

Tyson, one of the most feared of all heavyweight champs when he was in his pomp, will earn around 100,000 USD during his trip to Poland, plus accommodation and flights – two business class tickets and three in the economy for his entourage.

Golota last fought in 2009, when he lost to Tomasz Adamek in five rounds. Tyson was last in the ring in 2005 when he was TKO-ed by Kevin McBride, who Adamek faces in Newark at the weekend.

April 6, 2011 Posted by | Sport | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Adamek vs Klitschko in Wroclaw

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Tomasz Adamek will get his, “Chance of a lifetime,” to fight reigning IBF and WBO World Heavyweight Champion Vladimir Klitschko, in September and in Poland to boot, at Wroclaw’s Euro 2012 football stadium.

Against the background of shenanigans surrounding the Ukrainian’s match with Britain’s David Haye, Adamek’s team put together a proposal and got the ink dry on the contract in double quick time, leaving Adamek to begin preparing for the chance to win a world title at a third weight division.

For now, the two fighters are saying only nice things about each other in a heavyweight love-in. “Adamek’s proposal was extraordinary. To fight in Poland, in a new, big stadium – I really liked that idea,” purred the Ukrainian champ. Meanwhile Adamek, in Przeglad Sportowy, cooed, “I have enormous respect for him, but no worries – I know what I’m fighting for.”

January 20, 2011 Posted by | Events, News, Recommendations, Sport | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sosnowski gets chance at world title

KRAKOW TOURS – Albert Sosnowski will challenge Ukrainian WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko on May 29 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Thirty one year old Sosnowski , the Essex, England-based Polish European heavyweight champion, had previously been scheduled by to fight UK’s Audley Harrison for the European championship. But a chance at the world title was just too good to turn down.

“It’s a dream come true,” said the Pole, who has a record of only two losses in 48 fights.

Sosnowski, born in Warsaw, is also pleased that Germany will be hosting the bout. “Many Polish and Germans with Polish roots live in the Gelsenkirchen area and I hope that they will support me.”

Despite Klitschko’s fearsome reputation, Sosnowski was confident of success. “I will be the first Polish heavyweight champion of the world,” he said

March 10, 2010 Posted by | News, Sport | , , , , | Leave a comment

Ordinary Harrison – Ambitions above his ability?

KRAKOW TOURS – Former Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison has earned a shot at the European heavyweight title on 9 April.

Harrison, 38, last fought when winning the Prizefighter heavyweight series in October and will now meet Albert Sosnowski at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Poland’s Sosnowski has lost twice in 48 fights, winning 45 with 27 knockouts.

“Albert Sosnowski represents a difficult challenge for me and I know he wants to keep his crown he won in December,” said Londoner Harrison.

Sosnowski, who is based in Brentwood, Essex, is best known for stoppage win over Danny Williams in 2008. The 30-year-old claimed the title with an emphatic points victory over Italian Paolo Vidoz in December. He represents a tough challenge but the winner puts himself right in line for a world title shot – and who could rule out an all-British battle with David Haye if Audley can produce the goods in April.

February 23, 2010 Posted by | Sport | , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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