(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
Oct. 24, 2009
Former IBF cruiser-weight champion Tomasz Adamek took on fellow Polish boxer Andrew Golota at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. Golota outweighed Adamek by 42 pounds in the ring, but Tomasz showed that he can carry his power up to Heavyweight as well as his speed.
In the first round Adamek dropped Golota with a powerful right hand, Golota was able to get up and recover from the punch but was clearly frustrated and had difficulty adjusting to Adamek’s style throughout the fight.
The ending came in the 5th round when Adamek landed a clean right hook which sent Golota down to the canvas again. Once Golota got back up Adamek went in for the finish with a relentless series of combo punches, at this point the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight, saving Golota from taking an even worse beating.
Adamek made a huge statement and showed why he is one of the most exciting fighters in boxing, it was like David vs. Goliath in the ring, Adamek was clearly smaller but was able to use his combos and speed to break down the bigger, slower Golota.
Another David and Goliath match up takes place on Nov. 7th when David Haye of England also a former cruiser-weight champion takes on an even bigger heavyweight WBA champion Nikolay Valuev. Valuev the giant from Russia stands 7’2 and will have a significant size advantage over the 6’3 Haye.
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