Adamek Decisions Jalusic
Former World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek (33-1, 22 KOs) had an easy time defeating Josip Jalusic (8-9-1) by 8-round unanimous decision on Saturday night on the Cunningham vs. Huck undercard at the K Seidensticker Halle, in Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Adamek, 31, was making his second fight at cruiserweight after abandoning the light heavyweight division following a one-sided unanimous decision loss to Chad Dawson in February, a bout in which Adamek lost his light heavyweight title.
Instead of re-tooling his skills and challenging Dawson again, or one of the other light heavyweight champions, Adamek opted to move up to the cruiserweight division, in part due to his constant struggle of having to drop weight to make the light heavyweight class. Like in his initial bout at cruiserweight, Adamek decided to fight a soft opponent, and Jalusic, a a mediocre record of 8-8 going into the bout, was certainly every bit of soft. Adamek out-punched Jalusic an average of 50-4 in all eight rounds of the fight, making it a painful fight to watch due to the one-sided nature of the fight.
Only rarely did Jalusic attempt to throw a punch, and when he did, it was often a wild charging attack in which he would come running forward flailing his arms. Style-wise, Jalusic attacks were not unlike Marco Huck, another amateurish cruiserweight that fought on the same card against Steve Cunningham.
The fight was for the most part unremarkable, and other than Jalusic choosing to stand in between rounds, it had little of interest to comment on. Each round would see Adamek landing a constant jab, along with a left hook that he would disguise as a jab and catch Jalusic constantly as he came forward. None of the rounds were close, as whenever Jalusic rarely did try to throw a punch, he would mostly badly miss.
The final judges’ scores were 80-72, 80-72 and 80-72, showing the one-sided nature of the fight. Overall, it was an impressive win for Adamek, but it’s clearly time for him to start stepping it up because he’s wasting time fighting C-level fighters and at 31, time is something that is working against him, especially with the younger, better cruiserweights like Yoan Pablo Hernandez, for example, quickly moving up the ranks.