After a few days the emotions wore off and the comments about the fight appeared. I said how I felt right after the fight. Overall I knew the fight was not going to be easy after seeing what Chambers has done in the past. His fights that happened over the past few years in the HW division showed how a fight with him could look. Chambers decided to take advantage of the rising occasion and he agreed to the fight with me.
He saw a chance for a win against the small heavy Adamek. He counted on another shot to win the title and the belt of world champion in HW. The decision to train in the legendary Kronk Gym assured everything. From day one it was felt that the staff of Kronk Gym wanted revenge for the loss that their fighter Jonathan Banks had. They proposed a great plan to Eddie. The goal of the plan was for Eddie to lose weight down close to the minimum weight, 91kg which made Eddie fast as lighting. At the press conference a new, younger and a more fit Eddie showed up. Eddie said that he will catch me in the ring like a cowboy in a western movie. He surprised me he was shorter and smaller than me. For the first time I outweighed someone and was taller than someone, which doesn't happen to me often. From the beginning of the fight Eddie avoided contact. He moved quickly around the ring, balancing his body. He was concentrated on protecting his head and he kept his guard up high. He breathed through a small opening between his gloves and would look at me with different provoking faces. Before the fight I trained giving blows to the torso. There I could place many hits in the fight. The first round reassured that. My hits aimed at his head weren't getting to the right spot or would hit his guard. I decided to take a tactical approach and I aimed at his torso. Ever so often I would hit his ribs and that encouraged me to give more and harder hits. on many occasions he tried to block my blows but they were quite painful so he took a different approach. He decided to dance and to fight at a distance. That gave him a sense of security and his right hand hits weren't threatening me either. The first round established the whole fight. He and I both had to show who ran the ring during that round. My strong hits which he tried to block probably led to a contusion of his left hand. This could have been a tactical move. He only showed that there was something wrong with his hand a few times. Arreola did a similar thing in our fight. He could have tried to convince me that that hand was not dangerous to me.
Only when I was within his reach could he then hit me with a powerful blow. He turned my attention away and he then switched positions. He only used that hand to block hits but he did not use it to hit. This lasted for a few rounds. Usually a boxer will seek medical attention in the ring to not further injure himself. But he was forgetting about his facial expressions of pain. He effectively was provoking this and tried to entertain me by switching up the balance of his body. Although that does not count in the ring. I gave blow after blow because I knew Eddie was fighting at a distance and wouldn't let me get too close. I had a feeling that he hesitated more after my blows, but that wasn't enough to hold him off at the ropes. The fight looked like it was even but in the end it depended on how many hits were given. I felt that I gave a lot of hits and way more than he did. The verdict and the statistics were very useful for me. At first I didn't hide my disappointment about the fight. I was very well prepared and after twelve rounds I felt great.
During the fight there was no clenching or breathing on gloves. Eddie did not reach his goal which was to tire me out in the beginning rounds and taking advantage of my slow speed. I did what I was supposed to and that's why I won. I realized the tactical plans that I made with my trainer. It wasn't a good fight to watch because boxing is a lot of hits and guarding those hits. Eddie did not want a fight like that he chose to guard himself and avoid a fight. With this he gave room to speculate what could have happened if he would have used his left hand. Then he would have probably won against me. Similar to another boxer who fought against me who thinks he didn't lose the fight. It's hard to come to terms with a fight when it comes between you and your ambition. After the verdict he was calm probably the staff at Kronk Gym was the same way. I am winning with them 2-0. I won with Banks and with Chambers. The opinions are mostly positive, in USA everyone knows that Adamek beat Chambers. NBC Sport reached millions of people and that will help me in the future. Thanks to that I extended working with my current promoters and television. The next two fights in USA already have set plans. Now it's time for rest. Tomorrow at 9am I am flying into Krakow for a vacation in Poland. I will surely run into many boxing fans especially in Krasnymstaw at the opening for the stadium. Thank you as always for all your support and I will see everyone in Poland!