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Adamek beats Aguilera, but still looks flawed

Tomasz AdamekBy Dan Ambrose: Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (45-2, 28 KO’s) rebounded from his loss to WBC Vitali Klitschko to defeat hand-picked opponent Nagy Aguilera (17-7, 12 KO’s) by a 10 round unanimous decision last night at the Aviator Sports Complex, in Brooklyn, New York.

However, Adamek looked very vulnerable every time Aguilera would land anything solid. The shots would knock Adamek backwards and you had a feeling that he would cave in if Aguilera was astute enough to follow up with additional shots.

Aguilera was mostly one and done last night, making it easy for Adamek to win the fight without facing any real serious threat to him. The judges scored it 99-91, 100-90 and 100-90. Those pretty much correct scores for the fight, but Adamek didn’t look as good as Antonio Tarver in beating the same fighter and he certainly didn’t shine like Chris Arreola in stopping Aguilera in the 3rd round last May.

I can’t help thinking that Adamek could be crushed if he was to fight a heavyweight with good offensive skills like Denis Boytsov, Robert Helenius, Tyson Fury, and David Price. There’s no need to mention the Klitschkos because we already saw Vitali toy with Adamek last September in beating him by a 9th round TKO. There’s no point in seeing Adamek face either of the Klitschkos again because he’s too small and goes flying every time he gets hit solid.

Although Adamek gained a little weight for the Aguilera fight by coming in at 222 instead of the usual 216, he didn’t look any stronger and if anything the added weight slowed him down, making constant ring circling slower. He might as well take that weight off and focus on speed because he’s going to need it when he eventually gets another title shot. Hopefully, Wladimir Klitschko doesn’t pick him out for one of his optional title defenses anytime soon because he’s already got a mismatch booked up for July against Tony Thompson.


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