BOXING manager Matt Clark is looking on the bright side of Lucas Browne’s fight with Richard Towers falling through.
LITTLE known boxer Travis Walker looks set to land the Betfair Prizefighter International Heavyweights III title on Saturday night, according to the betting on Betfair. Despite being knocked out in the fifth round of his last fight, Walker is the current 2-1 favourite to triumph at York Hall in Bethnal Green this weekend.
Punters are backing Walker to win the eight-man knockout tournament ahead of native Londoner Audley Harrison. The British veteran is the 7-2 second favourite to bag his second Prizefighter crown, while former world title challenger Albert Sosnowski is a 4-1 chance to triumph in east London.
Home support could be crucial for Brixton’s Ian Lewison, who is a 13-2 chance for victory in the East End. Belfast’s Marty Rogan, winner of the first ever Prizefighter event back in 2008, is a 7-1 shot to win this time out.
Odds of 17-1 suggest that success will be harder to come by for Derric Rossy, as it will be for Claus Bertino at 25-1. Timo Hoffman is the least fancied to win the competition at 29-1. Continue reading
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
(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
(Photo Credit to Kamil Krzaczynski) Kathy Duva, Promoter and Main Events CEO: “This the first time a US broadcast of any fight from Main Events is going to be on WealthTV. WealthTV has recently dipped its toe into the boxing world, we are very happy about that. They are particularly interested in the heavyweight division so that makes make us very happy too because as you can see we know a lot of heavyweights!”
“In Poland the fight will only be available on PPV. Due to scheduling problems Polsat and Canal Plus will not carry the fights. The pay-per-view will be available for purchase on N Platform, UPC, Multimedia, Vectra, INEA, Netia IPTV, SGT SA, TOYA, Asta-Net, Antserwis-Walcz and Antserwis-Pila. The four-bout card will also be shown in Multikino cinemas throughout Poland.”
“As always Jolene Mizzone, our matchmaker, and Russell Peltz, our matchmaking consultant, have outdone themselves with this card. It really jumps out at me because every single fight on the card is very interesting.”
“In the first fight at 2PM which will only be seen in the arena, we have two young fighters who have both agreed to step up. A classic matchup between not just these two young fighters, but also their trainers. In the red corner you are going to see the great Nassim Richardson and in the blue corner you are going to see the great Don Turner. Karl “Dynamite” Dargan from Philadelphia, 10-0 with 5 KO’s, is in the red corner with Nassim Richardson, and has been training in Steve Cunningham’s camp. Continue reading
NEWARK, NJ – On September 8th, Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center will be the site of an old-fashioned, Saturday afternoon fight card that figures to be a real afternoon delight for boxing fans. Can It get any better than this for a boxing fan? Just like in the good old days of the sport, the show is loaded – top to bottom. And unlike some anemic modern day boxing events, this one has no shortage of stars, competitive battles, or important matchups. Even better, boxing fans can come watch the fights in the afternoon, and be home long before two scheduled West Coast fights begin on cable TV that evening.
The NJ event, which is titled the “Ironbound Throwdown”, could have easily been named the “Ironbound Throwback”, given the quality and quantity of the scheduled bouts. The show is highlighted by not one, not two, but a trio of hard-hitting heavyweight fights that include ranked contenders battling toward a title shot.
Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, defends his IBF North American Heavyweight Title against power-puncher Travis “Freight Train” Walker, 39-7-1, 31 KOs. The Polish star is a former two-time world champion, and will not settle until he wins his third crown in as many weight divisions. An impressive victory over Walker could land Adamek another shot at one of the Klitschko brothers for that elusive third belt. However, Walker, has the size and the punch to pull the upset.
Former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KOs, enters the dangerous waters of the heavyweight division for the very first time in the 10-round co-feature. Many fighters have lived to regret moving up with the big boys, but Cunningham can’t be bothered with those concerns and is focused on slaying the big prey of the division. He’s been on the prowl for a rematch with Adamek since their epic meeting in 2008, but his opponent on this day, Jason “The Sensation” Gavern, 21-10-4, 10 KOs, will do his best to convince Cunningham that he doesn’t belong at heavyweight. Gavern is rugged and capable of seriously testing Cunningham. 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