By Dwight Chittenden: Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 28 KO’s) survived a 2nd round scare tonight when he was knocked down by the power punching Travis Walker (39-8-1, 31 KO’s) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. However, Adamek, 35, was able to get back up and survive the round, which also saw the 6’4 1/2″ Walker get knocked down. Adamek then boxed smart and was able to take control of the fight and get a 5th round stoppage when he had Walker out on his feet. The fight was then stopped at 1:08 of the round.
It was a good win for Adamek, #4 IBF, #9 WBC, #12 WBA, as it keeps him within grasp of a title shot against IBO/IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Adamek hopes to get a shot against Wladimir next year if everything goes alright with his next fight or two. Continue reading
Weigh In Results
for Sept 8th “Ironbound Throwdown”
Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Walker and Adamek
Photo Credits to Kamil Krzaczynski
RED CORNER BLUE CORNER
6 Rounds – Lightweights
Carradine and Dargan
Karl Dargan Jesse Carradine
Philadelphia, PA Cincinnati, OH
10-0, 5 KO’s 8-1-1, 4 KO’s
WT: 136 TKS: Gold/Black WT: 130 TKS: White/Black Continue reading
(Photo Credits to Kamil Krzaczynski) SAN DIEGO, CA (September 7, 2012)—On Saturday afternoon, Tomasz Adamek will battle Travis Walker for the IBF North American heavyweight championship. That bout plus a full undercard will kick off a strong fall lineup coming to Wealth TV.
That event is just the beginning of a strong lineup that Wealth TV will be bringing the fans over the next several months.
On Friday night October 12th, Adonis Stevenson will take on Donovan George in an International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight elimination bout that will originate from a raucous Bell Centre in Montreal.
The very next day, It will be a battle of Olympic medal winners from Great Briton as undefeated top prospect David Price takes on former world title challenger Audley Harrison.
Adamek and Walker will start off the action this Saturday from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The action begins at 3pm eastern. Continue reading
In anticipation of his upcoming International Boxing Federation (IBF) North American Heavyweight title defense, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek , of Golwice, Poland and Jersey City, N.J. 46-2, 28 KO’s took part in a media workout. Adamek will face tough Travis “Freight Train” Walker, of Tallahassee, FL, 39-7-1, 31 as the main event of the “Ironbound Throwdown” at Prudential Center, Newark NJ during the afternoon of September 8th.
Here’s what Tomasz Adamek and Roger Bloodworth had to say:
How are your preparations for the upcoming fight? “We are fixing mistakes from the last fight. Every fight brings me something (new). We are training every day. Like Roger says, ‘every day you learn a little bit more’. I feel much better with every fight. After I win this fight and the next fight, I hope to get title fight next year.”
Have you ever seen any of Travis Walker’s fights? “Yes, I’ve seen a couple of his fights. He’s a strong guy. He loves hard fights. I love (hard fights) too, because it is good for my fans. I don’t want to give boring fights. If somebody runs and doesn’t fight, people do not like that. I want a tough fight because people love this.” Continue reading
NEWARK, NJ – Travis “Freight Train” Walker, 39-7-1, 31 KOs, has waited a long time to make his move in the heavyweight division. The eight-year pro originally from Tallahassee, FL, has fought all over the world against major competition. But he will get his biggest opportunity to gain attention from the boxing public when he faces former two-time world champ Tomasz Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, in the 12-round main event at Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center on Saturday afternoon, September 8, 2012. Adamek’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) North American Heavyweight Title will be on the line in the fight. Continue reading
Exclusive Interview: Travis Walker On The Adamek Fight – “This Fight Will Be Like A Volkswagen Being Ran Over By A Freight Train!”
By James Slater: No stranger to having to do things the hard way, honest, hardworking pro Travis Walker of Houston, Texas has had big opportunities come his way before, only for the 33-year-old, 6’4,” approx 250-pound banger to either fall short or go home feeling as though he was hard done by.
In compiling his 39-7-1(31) ledger, the powerful but sometimes shaky-chinned “Freight Train” has been stopped by Chris Arreola (after scoring a knockdown of his own in a tasty three-round slugfest), he has been blown away inside a round by Manuel Quezda (“a shot I never saw coming.”) and he has dropped a close, debatable decision to Ruslan Chagaev (“I know I won that one.”)
The softly spoken Walker has also been stopped by T.J Wilson (a premature stoppage, later avenged), Johnathon Banks and, in a fight that received far less acclaim than it should have done, Alex Leapai, in what was another premature stoppage, this time to a great up-and-down battle.
But throughout it all, Walker has never given up. After losing an exhausting 12-rounder with Kubrat Pulev last October, Walker finally bagged a big victory: an upset 6th-round TKO over Kali Meehan in Australia this March (“My biggest win to date, but my best win will come September 8th!”) and now he has a massive opportunity against Tomasz Adamek on September 8th. Continue reading
By Rob Smith: Former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KO’s) faces 6’4 1/2″ Travis Walker (39-7-1, 32 KO’s) next month on September 8th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The reaction to this fight is mixed with many Adamek supporters seeing the 33-year-old Walker as being a good test for the 35-year-old Adamek, whereas others see it just another one of Adamek’s many recent fights against 2nd tier opposition.
It’s difficult to look at Walker’s poor record of success in the last two years against decent opposition and think it’s a good test for Adamek. Walker has lost pretty much every time he’s stepped it up against better opposition and in some cases, he’s even getting beaten by 2nd tier quality opponents. In the past two years, Walker has lost to Johnathan Banks, Alex Leapai, Ruslan Chagaev and Kubrat Pulev. Continue reading