Tomasz Adamek Pre Fight Conference Call; Rendall Munroe in action on 9/24
This afternoon Tomasz Adamek, 44-1, 28 KO's, took time before flying to Poland to chat with the media about his upcoming WBC Heavyweight Championship battle against reigning WBC champion Vitali Klitschko, 42-2, 39 KO's.
Article posted on 01.09.2011
"The Fight of the 21st Century" will be held Saturday, September 10th at the new Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw, Poland. More than 40,000 spectators are expected to attend what will be the greatest boxing event in Polish history.
The fight will be available throughout Poland on PPV. Fans should contact their Satellite or Cable provider to find out how to order the event, which will cost 40 PLN per subscriber.
Fans are urged to order early, as it is anticipated that the demand will be for Poland's first ever PPV event will be great and viewers could be shut out if they wait until the last minute.
The PPV broadcast will begin at 9 PM CET.
Kathy Duva, Main Events CEO: "I am already in Wroclaw. They are putting the finishing touches on the inside of the stadium. Everything is just about ready to go. It is very exciting here. This is all everyone is talking about."
Do you think you'll have an advantage with the judges since the fight is in Poland? Kathy Duva: "The judges are being sent by the WBC and they are from all over the world."
What is your game plan? Roger Bloodworth, Adamek Trainer: "It's not a good idea to give up your game plan before a fight. We don't have just one game plan. It all depends on what Vitali brings to the ring. We'll know after the first two rounds. We're prepared no matter what . We're confident."
What is Tomasz's edge over Vitali? Tomasz Adamek: "I am quicker, my spirit is strong. I think my mind is stronger. I respect him but I think I am (an) uncomfortable (fighter) for him."
How do you feel about fighting in Poland? Roger Bloodworth: "Tomasz is very disciplined. Fighting in Poland will not distract him. He has fought in Poland before. This time the crowd of course will be larger, but that won't make a difference."
Tomasz Adamek: "The whole country believes in me. It's very important to me. I know they say I am not the favorite, but in Poland I will have millions cheering for me."
Kathy Duva: "Anyone who fights Klitschko is cosidered an underdog. If you talk to any of the cab drivers in Poland they believe Tomasz is the favorite. I think it's wonderful to be the underdog. Tomasz is kind of back to where he was when he fought Cunningham, he doesn't have the pressure, the champ does. Everyone in Poland is picking Tomasz to win! It's so much fun to be here."
Kathy Duva: "Ziggy (Rozalski) told me Tomasz will be carrying two flags into the ring: the Polish flag and the US flag, his first and second home. He will be carrying the weight of both countries on his shoulders."
Vitali Klitschko is much taller what are your thoughts about that? Roger Bloodworth: "Last 3 fights Tomasz fought were with tall guys I think we learned a lot from those."
Tomasz Adamek: "Every training camp I get a little better and I learn a little more. Roger is a good teacher. This training camp was a very good, we trained 10 weeks. First two weeks we did conditioning and then we went to Pennsylvania for boxing. We worked on my speed, speed is power. I'm looking every place I can to hit him (Klitschko). My heart is good, my spirit is good. Size is not so important in the ring. Heart is important."
What do you plan to do to neutralize Klitschko's right hand? Roger Bloodworth: "I'll tell you what we plan NOT to do and that's block his right hand with Tomasz's head!"
Fight predictions? Tomasz Adamek: " I believe you have to have the right frame of mind to get in the ring. I know how to beat Vitali. I know that he will be expecting somebody who will be intimidated, even scared, but this will not be the case for me. He will not get a fighter standing in front of him, waiting for execution and payday. He will get somebody with no fear and the will and skills to win. This will be deciding factor on September 10."
Vitali Klitschko said during his media day that he likes your style, and looks forward to having an open, entertaining fight with you on September 10 in Wroclaw. Do you believe it will happen? Tomasz Adamek: "I truly hope so. I hope Vitali will keep his word to make September 10 a wide open affair, because to have an entertaining fight you need two fighters. I will do everything I can, as always, to do so. On the side note: I'm happy Klitschko is watching so much of my already year old [Michael] Grant fight. Because I'm so much better...100 percent better."
MUNROE WORLD TITLE BOUND AGAIN
RENDALL MUNROE is in line for another world title shot inside the next 12 months.
The Leicester southpaw will be back in action in at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge Arena on Saturday 24th September against a selected opponent.
His non-title ten rounder will be the chief support when Hatton Promotions super-featherweight star Gary Buckland challenges Gary Sykes for the British title.
Munroe, 31, lost on points in a world title challenge against WBC super-bantamweight champ Toshiaki Nishioka last October and returned to winning ways beating Andrei Isaeu in April.
Hatton Promotions President Ricky Hatton said: “Rendall is up there with the best in the world and there will be another big fight at the highest level soon.
“I would like to see him regain the European title for which he is the mandatory challenger and then I am sure he would get another world title challenge.
“Rendall put his trust in Hatton Promotions and I am sure that he will become a world champion even though the 122lb division is so competitive.”
Unbeaten Sheffield boys Richard Towers and Adam Etches face Belarussian opponents. Heavyweight Towers is up against Yuri Bihoutseu while light-middleweight Etches boxes Yauheni Abdurazakau.
Deeside’s exciting light-middleweight Tom Doran boxes another steel city fighter Jezz Wilson over eight rounds.
And the South Yorkshire city’s former Commonwealth light-heavyweight challenger Billy Boyle faces Welsh banger Justyn Hugh.
Manchester’s former amateur star Tommy Stubbs makes his pro debut when he faces, tricky Kuwaiti Anwar Alfadi, who boxes out of Brendan Ingle’s stable.
Another local fighter Scott Jenkins who has sold 300 tickets bids for his second professional win against a selected opponent.
Tickets are now available price £35, £55 and £75 VIP from 01925 755222. Be quick, this show WILL sell-out.
The card will be screened live by Sky Sports.
WBC Featherweight Youth World Title: Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna vs. Geysi Lorenzo
Sampson Boxing in association with Manguita Promotions present a night of boxing from La Romana, Dominican Republic. La Romana is widely known for it’s beaches scenic views and represents the third largest city in the Dominican Republic.
WBC Featherweight World Youth Champion Javier “El Abejon“ Fortuna (Dominican Republic, 15-0, 11 k.o’s) vs. Geysi Lorenzo (Dominican Republic, 11-1, 2 k.o.‘s) on Monday, September 19th, 2011 in a 10 round fight in his native country at the Polideportivo Eleoncio Mercedes in La Romana, Dominican Republic. This will be Fortuna‘s second title defense since capturing the title by knock out versus Derrick Wilson this past March on HBO (international feed) on the under-card of stable mate Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez.
In the Super Welterweight division, the Virgin Island’s John “The Rock” Jackson (10-0, 9 k.o.‘s) vs. Jose Vidal Soto (24-8-2, 2 k.o.’s).
Next, In the Super Middleweight division, the Virgin Islands’s Julius “The Chef” Jackson (11-0, 7 K.O.’s) vs. Eduardo Mercedes (6-6, 6 k.o.’s).
Also, In the Super Welterweight division, from the Virgin Islands (cousin of the Jackson brothers), Samuel Rogers (8-0, 3 K.O.’s) vs. Alex Hernandez (11-10-1, 8 k.o.’s).
In the Light Welterweight division, Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (1-0, 1 k.o.) vs. Rudy Acosio (2-1).
In the Featherweight division, Braulio “El Chavo”Rodriguez (2-0, 2 k.o.’s) vs. Juan Carlos in his pro debut.
Participants of the fights will be staying in the Vista Catalina Golden Suites which is only twenty minutes from La Romana International Airport & thirty minutes from iconic Bayahibe beaches.
The fights will be televised via: Supercanal Caribe (Carribean), Dominican View, Tele El Salvador. Also available in the following cable services: Comcast, Cablevision, RCN, Time Warner, Verizon Fios. The event will air in the United States in: Dallas, Tampa, Baltimore, Washington, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Fort Wayne, Richmond, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, Providence, Buffalo, Harrisburg, Syracuse and the state of Connecticut.
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