Saturday, December 15, 2007
All action former WBC light heavyweight champion and current IBO Cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (32-1, 22 KOs) will return on December 29 on the big Sauerland Event card at the Seidensticker Hall in Bielefeld, Germany. Adamek, now campaigning as a cruiserweight, will face Tiwon Taylor (26-14-1).
“I feel good in this division,” said Adamek. “This is my natural body weight. Now I’m not so starved like before. I can eat and drink and as a result, I feel even stronger….I have lost none of my speed. The only difference is that the punches of the opponents are harder than before so my style has changed a bit. I now box a little more from a distance.”
The 31-year-old, who is known for his “blood and guts” wars when 175lb world champion, is now rated at #6 by the IBF at cruiserweight. He is eyeing a shot at the winner of the IBF title fight between Steve Cunningham and Marco “Käpt’n” Huck, which is headlining the attractive December 29 card.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
NEW YORK – For many years, young southpaw Chad Dawson was known as “Bad” Chad. On Feb. 3, 2007, “Bad” Chad became “Awesome” Dawson.
On that night, Dawson captured his first world title, the World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight crown, with a brilliant and decisive 12-round decision over fellow unbeaten defending champion Tomasz Adamek of Poland on Showtime.
In two impressive bouts on “ShoBox: The New Generation,” the premium network’s prospect oriented series, and a career-best victory on Showtime Championship Boxing, Dawson went from promising prospect to legitimate contender to world champion. Now, the 24-year-old is poised to become boxing’s next great American superstar.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
IBF “interim” champ Julio Diaz won the IBF lightweight title outright with a third-round knockout over defending champion Jesus Chavez, who was counted out after injuring a knee. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – In a near shutout, 24-year-old “Bad” Chad Dawson took the World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight title from tough Polish champion Tomasz Adamek by unanimous decision in his first world title fight Saturday at Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Park in Kissimmee, Fla. In a bizarre co-feature on the Showtime Championship Boxing world-title doubleheader, interim lightweight titleholder Julio Diaz won the International Boxing Federation (IBF) title by knockout over embattled veteran Jesus Chavez.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Jesus Chavez, Tomasz Adamek, promoter Don King, Chad Dawson and Julio Diaz pose after Wednesday’s final press conference at Kissimmee, Fla. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
One night before the Super Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 3, Adamek (31-0, 21 KOs) will defend his WBC light heavyweight crown against Dawson (22-0, 1 NC, 15 KOs), while IBF lightweight titleholder Chavez will defend against Interim IBF 135-pound champion Diaz on Showtime Championship Boxing (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
Fans attending the fight card at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla., will get a third world title fight: IBF Junior Middleweight Champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks against IBF No. 1 contender “Smooth” Rodney Jones.
Friday, January 26, 2007
One night before the Super Bowl, a world championship doubleheader will transpire on "Super Saturday" on Showtime. In Showtime Championship Boxing'S main event, two of the light heavyweight division's brightest stars will clash when exciting Tomasz Adamek (31-0, 20 KOs) risks his WBC belt against hard-hitting southpaw and WBC No. 2 contender "Bad" Chad Dawson (22-0, 15 KOs). Making his first start since he won the IBF lightweight belt in a bout against Levander Johnson that ended in tragedy 16 months ago, Jesus "El Matador" Chavez (42-3, 29 KOs) will defend against IBF interim champion Julio "The Kidd" Diaz (33-3, 24 KOs) in the telecast's opener (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
Fans attending the fight card at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee , Fla. , will get a third world title fight: IBF Junior Middleweight Champion Cory "The Next Generation" Spinks against IBF No. 1 contender "Smooth" Rodney Jones.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Don King Productions’ “Super Saturday” boxing card featuring three world championships will stay in Florida and take place on Feb. 3 at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.
The event, originally slated for Miami, will now make history as the biggest fight card ever in the greater Orlando area featuring three world championship matches: undefeated World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek will defend his crown against fellow unbeaten and WBC No. 2-ranked contender “Bad” Chad Dawson; International Boxing Federation lightweight champion Jesus “The Matador” Chavez will face IBF interim 135-pound champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz; and Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks will make a mandatory defense of his IBF junior middleweight title against IBF No. 1-ranked “Smooth” Rodney Jones.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Don King and officials from Showtime held a press conference yesterday to announce offically announce their February 3rd card which we announced last Friday. However the two parties ran into a problem…
A $500,000 check from an arena official to help jump start the event bounced yesterday and now King and Showtime are without an arena to host the event.
The bad news: There’s only three weeks until the event is supposed to take place and finding an arena may sound a lot easier than it seems at this point.
“We’re looking for a home,” King said. “This is a terrible embarrassment for me and a blow. I’m throwing out an all-points bulletin. We’re looking for a home for this fight.”
There were three title fights scheduled to be on the card: Tomasz Adamek vs Chad Dawson, Jesus Chavez vs Julio Diaz, and Cory Spinks vs Rodney Jones
Tickets for the event have been on sale for over a week now.
“We had a signed contract and everything was running smoothly,” King said. “Then the check we deposited for $500,000 was returned and stamped insufficient funds. As of now, there’s no room at the inn and no money in the bank. Welcome to the promotion business. We’re in a critical situation, but we’re going to save it for the great state of Florida,” King said. “Prayerfully, this card will be staged here in Florida.”
But what if they can’t find an arena in Florida? Despite a big problem with people who already bought tickets, getting the event out of Florida might not be such a bad idea, especially with the freaking Super Bowl being held the very next day…
Friday, January 05, 2007
One night before the Super Bowl in Miami, four talented, crowd-pleasing boxers with a combined record of 130-6 with 89 knockouts—a winning percentage exceeding 95 percent—will be featured during an excellent world championship doubleheader on Showtime Championship Boxing on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Miami Arena.
In a battle of unbeatens in the main event, exciting and talented Tomasz Adamek (31-0, 20 KOs) of Jersey City, N.J., by way of Zywiec, Poland, will defend his WBC light heavyweight title against hard-hitting WBC No. 2 contender “Bad” Chad Dawson (23-0, 15 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., via Hartsville, S.C.
In the telecast’s co-feature, making his first start since winning the title in a bout against Levander Johnson that ended in tragedy 16 months ago, Jesus Chavez (43-3, 30 KOs) of Austin, Tex., will defend his IBF lightweight crown against IBF interim 135-pound champ Julio Diaz (33-3, 24 KOs) of Coachella, Calif.
Also featured on the spectacular fight card will be IBF junior middleweight champion Cory “Next Generation” Spinks defending his crown against mandatory challenger, No. 1-ranked “Smooth” Rodney Jones.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Undefeated Tomasz Adamek garnered a split decision victory over Paul Briggs on Saturday night, retaining his WBC Light-Heavyweight title as well. Judges Ken Morita and Ray Hawkins scored it 114-112 and 115-111 for Adamek, while Mauro DiFiore had it even at 113.
Kevin McBride’s heavyweight title shot hopes were pretty much thrown down the drain on Saturday night after being stopped by little-known heavyweight Mike Mollo. The fight was on the undercard of Valuev-Barrett.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Besides Barrett-Valuev and Corrales-Casamayor? You betcha…
Tomasz Adamek and Paul Briggs for the WBC Light-Heavyweight title is one of them. Vic Darchinyan will defend his IBF Flyweight belt as well against Glenn Donaire.
Lost in this week’s build up to the rubbermatch between lightweight champ Diego Corrales and Joel Casamayor and the hype surrounding giant heavyweight title-holder Nikolai Valuev’s U.S. debut vs. Monte Barrett is an excellent light heavyweight matchup that will serve as the co-feature to Valuev-Barrett: Tomasz Adamek-Paul Briggs II.
You know you’re a hardcore fan if the fight you’re looking forward to the most Saturday night is the rematch between Poland’s WBC light heavyweight titlist Adamek and Australia’s Briggs, which will be televised on HBO right before Valuev-Barrett.
You know you’re an absolute boxing nutcase if you’ve actually seen the first Adamek-Briggs fight, which took place last May and was one of the better 12-round bouts of 2005.
IBF flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan may look crude, unskilled and small to the average eye, but to opponents he’s a monster.
Darchinyan, a 5-foot tall dynamo, faces flyweight challenger Glenn Donaire (16-2-1, 9 KOs) and promises to take on his brother Nonito Donaire too, but that will have to wait until the Aussie strongman defends his world title at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Saturday. The fight will be televised live on Showtime.
“I know Glenn is sparring with his brother (Nonito). I am coming after him too,” says Darchinyan (26-0, 21 KOs) menacingly like a Halloween hobgoblin.