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What’s Next for Adamek After Defeating Estrada at Prudential Center

by on Feb.09, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

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Adamek celebrates his victory over Estrada

Adamek celebrates his victory over Estrada

by Peter Pharoah

Photos by Christy Cappillino

NEWARK, NJ, February 8, 2010 — Jason Estrada claims he was the victim of an unfair decision in a hotly contested show down in Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday night. Truth be told, Thomas Adamek won the fight fair and square.

The bout was highly entertaining and was enjoyed by all. Estrada was very game. Jason also worked very well behind his jab. That being said, the crisper, sharper counter punches belonged to the spirited Polish fighter Adamek.

Estrada (L) covers as Adamek closes

Estrada (L) covers as Adamek closes

Lawrence Layton scored the fight 118 to 110 Joseph Pasquale scored the bout 116 to 112 and Steve Weisfeld scored it 115 to 113 all in favor of  Adamek the winner. While the sold out arena was clearly behind the victor, Estrada made many fans with his gutsy performance.

Fox Sports Network picked up the fight to show to a National television network the following night; it’s highly questionable if there will ever be a rematch.

Kathy Duva of Main Events made it clear that the next stop on the Adamek Express will be against Chris Arreola, which will possibly land on Home Box Office in the spring.

The boxing world can only wonder if Tomasz will have the size and strength to hold off the lumbering giant Arreola. If Adamek manages to get by Chris Arreola, how does he handle the Klitschko Brothers?

A smarter move might be to fight ageless Evander Holyfield than to challenge one of the three different heavyweight titlelists. The reasoning behind this schedule is simple. Tomasz Adamek is one tough cookie, very gutsy. However, he is a relatively small heavyweight. By today’s standards, he would clearly be better off fighting small heavyweights.
Should his promoter Kathy Duva decide to bite the bullet, don’t have him fight someone who could possibly defeat him.

Fight Vitali Klitschko, make a lot of money then come back down and fight smaller heavyweights. His fan base is growing and April seems like a great time to test his mettle on Home Box Office.

Arreola seems like the wrong opponent to begin with as his physical strength and bulking size would definitely make Chris the most difficult fighter for Adamek to face.

Bulking, tall heavyweights have always had the ability to lean on smaller boxers and wear them down physically by sheer size and weight.  I can see the Polish heavyweight doing well for the first two rounds, just like in the Estrada fight, but eventually he will be on the receiving end of the California heavyweight’s big power shots.

Saddam Ali vs. Jason Thompson Photos

Saddam Ali (L) avoids a punch from fellow-Brooklynite Jason Thompson

Saddam Ali (L) avoids a punch from fellow-Brooklynite Jason Thompson

Saddam Ali (L) unleashes an uppercut at Jason Thompson

Saddam Ali (L) unleashes an uppercut at Jason Thompson

Saddam Ali secures the victory

Saddam Ali secures the victory

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