Adamek could be fighting Chambers, Holyfield, Peter or Thompson next – News
By Jim Dower: According to the latest boxing gossip, once beaten heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KO’s) and his management team is considering the following fighters as potential opponents coming up for Adamek’s next fight: Tony Thompson, Evander Holyfield, Eddie Chambers and Samuel Peter. If the 33-year-old and his team pick Chambers, Peter or Thompson as the next opponent, Adamek would be fighting them in New Jersey, in the United States.
However, if they select the 47-year-old Holyfield as the next option, the fight would take place in Poland, according to rumors. This would be Adamek’s second fight against a 40ish heavyweight in his past four fights. Adamek has already stopped then 41-year-old Andrew Golota in the 5th round last October. If Adamek, who is currently ranked #6 IBF, #9 WBA, #11 WBC and #11 WBO, takes on another older fighter like Holyfield, he could be seen as someone that is going after older fighters rather than the young, dangerous heavyweight contenders.
Adamek defeated Chris Arreola by a 12 round majority decision last Saturday night on April 24th, but was staggered a number of times in the fight by the slow-moving Arreola. Because of Arreola’s extra weight that he was carrying, it made him relatively slow and immobile and unable to catch up with the constantly moving Adamek. It was hoped by many boxing fans that Adamek would step it up after the Arreola fight by taking on a more mobile top contender like Chambers, Peter or Thompson.
However, if the 47-year-old Holyfield is selected, it would seem like a backwards step for Adamek instead of moving forward. Holyfield defeated 41-year-old Francois Botha by an 8th round TKO on April 10th, but it’s been at least four years since Holyfield beat a top tier heavyweight. At 47, it’s hard to imagine Holyfield doing anything other than losing to Adamek. I think Adamek would be better off looking for a tougher fight against Chambers, Peter, Thompson or Denis Boytsov rather than going after Holyfield.
It would give Adamek an easy, and one with a named attached to it, but it wouldn’t further him along. I think Adamek would get destroyed just as easily in a fight with either Klitschko as he would if he didn’t face Holyfield. If Adamek is just out to make money, then I would say Holyfield is perfect. Take the fight, beat the warrior and then move ahead to a bout against one of the Klitschkos. Adamek looks too short, too bloated and too weak to compete with either of the Klitschko brothers. Besides his limited 6’1” height, Adamek’s reach would be a real problem against either of the Klitschko brothers.
Adamek’s arms aren’t very long compared to the Klitschko brothers, and he wouldn’t be able to just jump in and jump out like he did against Arreola all night long. Whether on the outside or in close, Adamek would be eating a lot of leather from the Klitschkos. And the way that Adamek was staggered by Arreola, who doesn’t hit as hard as either Klitschko, tells me that he would be in trouble against the Klitschkos.
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