Totowa, New Jersey—The “Main Event Boxing Series” brings world championship boxing back to Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday, July 11th as World IBF Cruiserweight Champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek of Jersey City puts his title on the line against popular Hackensack Cruiserweight Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn, promoters Main Events and Ziggy Promotions announced today..
Also slated to appear on the show are a quartet of unbeaten standouts, including Paterson Welterweight Henry Crawford, (21-0); Morganville, N.J.’s promising middleweight prospect Denis “The Momma’s Boy” Douglin, (2-0, 2 KO’s) and undefeated Polish standouts Piotor Wilczewski, (22-0, super middleweight) and 13-0 cruiserweight Mateusz Masternak.
In his previous two appearances at “The Rock,” Adamek, (37-1, 25 KO’s) thrilled his legion of fans with his non-stop action packed performances. In December of 2008, Adamek took the IBF Cruiserweight title and earned recognition as the linear “Ring Magazine” Cruiserweight Titlist, when he knocked down Philadelphia’s Steve Cunningham twice to rock the house with a breathtaking upset victory that was cited for “Fight of the Year” honors. Two months later the native of Zywiec, Poland successfully defended his title against Jonathan Banks of Detroit’s famed Kronk Gym before a house full of partisan fans with a blistering eighth round knockout.
Adamek promises his fans more of the same when he takes the ring on July 11th. “I love performing in front of my fans at Prudential Center in Newark,” he said. “I can’t wait to get back there in July and give them another good show.”
“I’m over the moon,” the hard punching Gunn (21-3, 18 KO’s) said when he learned that the bout was made. “I’m going to make everyone proud of me. Just wait and see. I am so excited.”
Tickets, priced at $38, $53, $78, $103 (floor), and $253 (ringside), can be purchased at Prudential Center Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or Prucenter.com. First fight 7:00pm.
A Fan Festival will be held outside Prudential Center at Entry Plaza, Edison and Mulberry Streets prior to doors opening, time TBA. Food, beverages and music.
Gunn Signs to Fight Adamek, Amped For a Career Defining Opportunity
When Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn initially challenged Tomasz Adamek in 2007, he had a clear motive. While many fighters call out the best simply for publicity, Gunn’s had something else in mind: a good old-fashioned slug out.
“Styles make fights, said Gunn, who holds the WBA-NABA and WBC-USNBC Cruiserweight titles. “Gunn vs Adamek will be the Adamek-Briggs of the Cruiserweight division. Fans want to see good fights and all I know how to do is entertain.Since the day he made waves by calling out Adamek, Gunn was dreaming of a showdown with the gutsy Pole. Although logistics prevented a December 2007 fight, Gunn still had hope. Last week, when fellow contender Matt Godfrey decided against taking on Adamek, his promoter Main Events contacted Gunn.
Gunn formally received an offer for his dream fight, which he said would be best billed as “The Garden State War”. With the IBF and Ring Magazine title as well as something he had his mind set on for more than two years, Gunn didn’t think twice about the opportunity of a lifetime.
Gunn quickly signed to face Adamek, who holds a stellar 37-1 pro record with 25 KO’s. Globally recognized as the lineal Cruiserweight champion of the world, Adamek is a popular, fan friendly brawler with a strong following in New Jersey. Gunn acknowledges the gargantuan task in front of him and knows he will have to take his training to another level to be fully prepared.
“The opportunity to fight the best in the world is not something many boxers get”, said Gunn, who boasts a pro ledger of 21-3-1 with 18 knockouts. “I was training even before the fight was announced and already am in great shape. Come fight night, my conditioning will be the best of my career. I have learned from my setbacks and on July 11, you will see a new Bobby Gunn!”
The Gunn-Adamek bout will take place July 11 at The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Tickets can be ordered by calling 973-200-7050 Fans can contact Bobby at Myspace.com/TeamGunn.
Roy Englebrecht Promotions Announces “Birthday Bash In The Ballroom”
FREE Ticket Promotion Birthdays To Be Celebrated In The Ring
Roy Englebrecht Promotions announced today their latest ticket promotion called “Birthday Bash In The Ballroom”. All fight fans whose birthdays land on the night of, or the weekend of the four remaining Battle in the Ballroom Boxing shows and two remaining Fist Series MMA shows receives a Free $40 ticket to the show!
“Whether you are a first time fight fan or one of our thousands of Battle in the Ballroom regulars, come celebrate your special day and receive a FREE $40 fight ticket starting with our June 11th Battle in the Ballroom Boxing event at the Irvine Marriott,” continued Englebrecht. “All Birthday Bash In The Ballroom VIPs will also receive a special Birthday Bash walk-in into the ring, similar to that of the fighters, and then we will introduce them to the crowd, but the singing of “Happy Birthday” will be optional.
The Battle in the Ballroom and Fist Series 2009 remaining schedule at the Irvine Marriott is as follows: June 11th, August 15th, August 27th, October 29th, November 21st, and December 17th. All show information is also available online at www.battleintheballroom.com.
To take advantage of this special “Birthday Bash In The Ballroom” promotion, please contact Drew at (949) 760-3131 for your FREE $40 fight ticket