Tomasz Adamek landed more than enough solid punches to outpoint Michael Grant on Saturday in Newark, N.J. Photo / Ed Mulholland-FightWireImages
NEWARK, N.J. — Tomasz Adamek has risen up the heavyweight ranks in increments, measured in pounds and inches.
The former light heavyweight beltholder and RING cruiserweight champion who used to starve himself to make weight no longer has to feel enervated each time he enters the ring. He no longer has to limit his activity for fear of exhaustion.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
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Tomasz Adamek’s trainer Roger Bloodworth talks with Fightnews about some of the hot topics involving his fighter following the former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion’s fourth consecutive win in the heavyweight division. After unanimously defeating former title challenger, Michael Grant on Saturday night, nobody is questioning Adamek’s win, but many of the fans and boxing writers still have lot of questions related to “Goral’s” performance in the Prudential Center.
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Michael Grant quotes:
"I only have 3 losses, those losses were learning stones for me, stepping stones. At this point in time when I step into this fight with Adamek, it's a great opportunity for me and I'm ready for it. I'm experienced; I've got a hell of a trainer; I'm having a hell of a camp. I mean everything is lining up. This fight is a very important opportunity to me and my family.
Przemysław Garczarczyk, Integrated Sports
Integrated Sports Media, North America’s undisputed champion of major pay-per-view boxing distribution, announced today that it will broadcast the IBF International and NABO heavyweight titles fight on August 21st. “The Big Challenge” main event clashes two-time light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion, and current The Ring Magazine number 5 heavyweight in the world, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (41-1, 27 KO) against former heavyweight contender “Big” Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KO). Additionally, boxing fans around the world will see always dangerous Columbian, Joel Julio (35-4, 31 KO), live from the Prudential Center “The Big Challenge”, presented by Main Events, Ziggy Promotions and X-Cel Worldwide, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9PM EST / 6PM PST on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States and Viewer’s Choice and Bell TV in Canada for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
by Geoffrey Ciani - When the announcement was made that IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek was going to test the waters in the heavyweight division by taking on former four-time world title challenger Andrew Golota, many questioned the wisdom behind this decision. After all, Adamek had only competed for two years as a cruiserweight and had already moved up in size considerably from the 175 pound weight class. Even though Golota was old and past his best, he was still a big guy with a strong punch. Many observers wondered how Adamek could possibly cope with an experienced veteran the size of Golota.
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Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KO) began his sparrings this week. His first partner is the American Sallem Faruq (38-1 32 KO). They are sparring three times a week, for eight rounds. Shortly they will add more sparring partners to the fights for Tomek. Adamek's trainer, Roger Bloodworth reassures that the training for his fight with Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KO) is going according to plan. The fight will be 21st of August.