SAN DIEGO, CA – August 6, 2012 – WealthTV, the latest destination for boxing’s premier live events, Main Events & Ziggy Promotions, announced today that WealthTV has secured the live US television rights for the upcoming heavyweight battle between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (46-2-0) and Travis “Freight Train” Walker (39-7-1) for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) North American Heavyweight Title.
The fight will originate in front of Adamek’s rabid fans at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This will be Adamek’s ninth appearance at the “Pru Center”
Adamek of Gilowice, Poland is the former World Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion and is widely regarded as the top Heavyweight not named Klitschko as he has amassed a record of 8-1 as a Heavyweight with signature wins over Former title challengers Andrew Golota, Chris Arreola, Michael Grant and most recently Eddie Chambers.
With a win over the battle tested Walker, Adamek will be right back in position at the top of the list to earn another shot at Heavyweight Supremacy.
Standing nearly 6’5” Walker of Houston, Texas is coming off a big TKO win over IBF Pan Pacific Title Holder and former world title challenger tough Australian Kali Meehan. Walker is ranked number-twelve by the IBF and a win over Adamek will catapult him to the top of the Heavyweight heap.
“This will be an exciting fight to watch. Adamek is rated 4th in the World and has tremendous talent and speed. Walker is recognized as one of the legitimate heavyweights in the US and has size and power and the winner will see himself in a major fight later in the year. We’re excited to feature this top-world rated match on WealthTV,” stated Charles Herring, president of WealthTV.
“Once again Tomasz is testing himself against a ranked opponent”, said Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events.
“The winner of this bout will be in the mix for a significant bout in the Heavyweight division. Walker knows that this is his big opportunity to position himself for another major fight”
WealthTV, demonstrating that it’s dedicated to becoming a powerhouse in world-class live professional boxing, will be featuring this world-class heavyweight bout live to its viewers across the United States. In July, WealthTV featured top heavyweight Tyson-Fury on the network. According to Robert Herring, CEO of WealthTV, “There’s an extra level of excitement with the heavyweight bouts and securing this strong event with the main event featuring two of the best heavyweights in the world is exactly what we want to deliver to our viewers.” WealthTV currently has a dozen additional professional bouts in the works for its subscribers.
WealthTV will begin airing the undercard bouts at 3 pm ET on Saturday, September 8th. The live telecast is available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV, channels 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV, channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country.