Main Events Signs Adamek
Main Events signed former World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek (33-1, 22 KOs), now fighting as a cruiserweight. Adamek, 31, is ranked # 6 in the International Boxing Federation and #7 in the World Boxing Association cruiserweight division, lost his WBC lightweight title in a 12-round unanimous decision loss to Chad Dawson on February 3rd, 2007. Adamek abandoned the division shortly thereafter, as he’d been having difficulties making the 175 lb weight limit. However, things aren’t going to get any easier at cruiserweight, at least in terms of talent, as Adamek will be going up against O’Neil Bell in a IBF eliminator in the near future.
Adamek, a decent fighter, isn’t in the class of Bell and will most likely lose as badly as he did against Dawson. It seems that Adamek’s best bet would be to go after Enzo Maccarinelli, the World Boxing Organization cruiserweight champion. Not that Adamek could beat him, mind you, but he’d at least have a minute chance of winning, whereas against Bell, I see Adamek getting knocked out. It’s too bad that Bell is in Adamek’s way, because if he weren’t in the picture, I could see Adamek beating IBF cruiserweight champion Steven Cunningham quite easily.
Of the champions, Cunningham is the weakest of the bunch and easy pickings for Bell, Adamek or Matt Godfrey. However, even if Adamek does end up winning one of the championships, he wouldn’t hold it for long because there’s too many better fighters in the cruiserweight division than he is. I rate Yoan Pablo Hernandez, Alexander Alexeev, Godfrey, and Jean Marc Mormeck as being better than Adamek by far.