Tomasz Adamek vs. Nagy Aguilera on March 24th
By Allan Fox: 35-year-old former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KO’s) will be taking what he hopes will be a stay busy fight next month on March 24th against 25-year-old Nagy Aguilera (17-6, 12 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn, New York.
Adamek is coming off of a 10th round TKO loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko last September in Poland. Adamek, 6’1 1/2″ 216lbs, simply didn’t have the size or the power to compete against the 6’7″ 245 pounds Vitali. The combination of height and weight for Vitali was too much for Adamek to make up in that fight, and he ended up getting overpowered in every exchange until he was stopped in the 10th. Adamek, #9 WBC, needs to keep winning so he can stay in line to get another shot at a heavyweight title in the near future.
While it may see as if Adamek has got an easy tune-up on his hands against Aguilera, I think this could be a very dangerous fight for him because Aguilera, 6’3 243lbs, can punch and he’s a lot bigger than Adamek. To be sure, Aguilera has been stopped in the past against big slugger Samuel Peter and Chris Arreola, but those are the extremes. He fights a lot better when he’s not facing a huge puncher and he’s got the power to really bother Adamek in this fight if this goes the full 12 rounds. Compared to many of the guys that Adamek has faced at heavyweight, Aguilera has to be considered as one of Adamek’s better opponents he’s faced. That tells you a lot about the kinds of guys that Adamek has faced since he moved up to the heavyweight division in 2009.
Adamek has faced the following heavyweights since he moved up from the cruiserweight division: Andre Golota, Jason Estrada, Chris Arreola, Michael Grant, Vinny Maddalone, Kevin McBride and Vitali Klitschko. Arreola hurt his left hand in the 2nd round of his fight, and had to fight with only his right from then on. However, he staggered Adamek a couple of times in the fight.
Aguilera has lost four out of his last six fights. He’s lost to some good heavyweights in Samuel Peter, Antonio Tarver, Arreola, and Maurice Harris.
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