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Tomasz Adamek (born 1 December 1976 in Żywiecmarker, Polandmarker) is a Polish professional Heavyweight boxer known for his incredible punch resistance and winning the IBF International Heavyweight Title and Ring Magazine. His record is 39-1 (27 KOs). He is the former WBC world light heavyweight champion and the former IBF and IBO cruiserweight champion of the world. His trainer is Andrzej Gmitruk, manager Ziggy Rozalski and promoted by Main Events.

Amateur career

Adamek began boxing at age 12 in boxing club Góral Żywiec with his trainers Stefan Gawron and Stanisław Orlicki.

Amateur highlights and lowlights



Professional career

Adamek made his professional boxing debut on March 13, 1999, at Bowler's Arenac in Manchester against Israel Khumalo. He won by TKO in first round.

Winning the light heavyweight title

Adamek won the vacant WBC light heavyweight title defeating Paul "Firepower" Briggs by majority decision on 21 May 2005. The fight was described by some as one of the most brutal in recent memory, as Briggs suffered a large cut above his left eye early in the fight and Adamek bled profusely from his nose for much of the fight(broken), as well. Adamek tended to be the aggressor and win the fight.

On 15 October 2005, he defended his title against German boxer Thomas Ulrich by knockout in Round 6.

He then defended his title in a rematch with Paul Briggs in 2006, again winning by majority decision.After the fight Jim Lampley said (Adamek vs Briggs I and II) was the best combined 24 rounds he has ever seen.

Adamek vs. Dawson

Undefeated Adamek with 31-0 (21 KO) lost his first fight by unanimous decision to Chad Dawson on 3 February 2007. During that fight, Adamek was knocked down in the seventh round; this was only the second time in his career he has been knocked down (upon slow-motion replay on Showtime, Adamek tripped on Dawson's foot after the body shot). Adamek knocked Dawson down late in the fight but could not finish off his opponent or even up the scorecards. Immediately following the loss to Dawson, Adamek decided to move up in the cruiserweight division. It was apparent at that time, that he was too weight drained to continue campaigning as a light heavyweight

Moving up to cruiserweight

After losing to Dawson, Adamek moved up to cruiserweight to beat Luis Andres Pineda by technical knockout in round 7 to become the IBO cruiserweight champion. He successfully defended his title against Josip Jalusic on 29 December 2007 in Germany.

Adamek vs. Bell

On April 19, 2008 in Poland, Adamek fought former undisputed cruiserweight champion O'Neil Bell in an IBF cruiserweight title eliminator. Adamek floored Bell in round one and had good success by outboxing Bell. Bell opted not to come out for round eight, citing that he felt dizzy and ill.

Winning the cruiserweight title

In December 2008 he fought the then reigning champion Steve Cunningham at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Knocking a game Cunningham down three times, he won the IBF Cruiserwight championship and the vacant Ring Magazine Cruiserweight Championship in a bout many thought was the fight of the year.

Adamek successfully defended his title against Johnathon Banks on 27 February 2009, at the Prudential Center in Newark. He won with a TKO in the 8th Round. He then went on to defeat Bobby Gunn before a large crowd at the Prudential Center on July 11, 2009, with the referee stopping the bout at the ring physician's advice between rounds four and five.

He vacated the IBF Cruiserwight championship on October 18, 2009. Choosing to move up to the Heavyweight division.

Heavyweight

On October 24, 2009 in Lodz, Poland, Adamek defeated Andrew Golota by TKO in the fifth round to win the IBF International Heavyweight Title. The event was hosted by Polsat and was available live online on the Ipla.tv platform. It was the biggest live broadcast in the history of Polish internet.

Professional boxing record



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References



39 Wins (27 knockouts, 12 decisions), 1 Loss, 0 Draws
Res.
Opponent
Type
Rd.,Time
Date
Location
Notes
Win
Andrew Golota
TKO
5
2009-10-24
Atlas Arenamarker
Win
Bobby Gunn
TKO
4
2009-07-11
Prudential Centermarker
Win
Johnathon Banks
TKO
8
2009-02-27
Prudential Centermarker
Win
Steve Cunningham
Split decision
12
2008-12-11
Prudential Centermarker
Win
Gary Gomez
RTD
7
2008-07-11
Aragon Ballroom marker
Win
O'Neil Bell
TKO
8
2008-04-19
Spodekmarker
Win
Josip Jalusic
Unanimous decision
8
2007-12-29
Seidensticker Halle
Win
Luis Andres Pineda
TKO
7
2007-06-09
Spodekmarker
Loss
Chad Dawson
Unanimous decision
12
2007-02-03
Silver Spurs Arenamarker
Win
Paul Briggs
Majority decision
12
2006-10-07
Allstate Arenamarker
Win
Thomas Ulrich
KO
6 1:57
2005-10-15
Mehrzweckhalle Sued
Win
Paul Briggs
Majority decision
12
2005-05-21
United Centermarker
Win
Ismail Abdoul
PTS
10
2004-09-10
Blue City (Warsaw)
Win
Gabrail Gabrailov
KO
5
2004-04-17
Baltic Hall (Mariehamn)
Win
Olivier Beard
TKO
3
2003-12-20
BBTS Wlokniarz Hall
Win
Ed Dalton
KO
2
2003-10-04
Baltic Hall (Mariehamn)
Win
Roberto Coelho
Unanimous decision
8
2003-08-30
Olympiahallemarker
Win
Zoltan Beres
Unanimous decision
8
2003-04-06
Comunidad Valenciana
Win
Andrei Kiarsten
TKO
2
2003-02-15
Kisahalli (Helsinki)
Win
Varuzhan Davtyan
RTD
4 3:00
2002-12-14
Metro Radio Arenamarker
Win
Laverne Clark
TKO
3
2002-10-18
Kozienice, Poland
Win
Mihai Iftode
Unanimous decision
8
2002-07-27
Hala Milenium (Kolobrzeg)
Win
Sergey Karanevich
PTS
10
2002-05-24
Plonsk, Poland
Win
Willie McDonald
TKO
3
2002-04-06
Lodz, Polandmarker
Win
Denis Solomko
TKO
5
2002-02-23
OSiR (Wloclawek)
Win
Ruslan Gladkikh
Unanimous decision
6
2001-12-29
Konin, Polandmarker
Win
Zdravko Kostic
Unanimous decision
10
2001-11-10
Wloclawek, Poland
Win
Timofey Maklakov
TKO
3
2001-08-11
Jaworzno, Poland
Win
Ion Voica
KO
1
2001-05-18
Warsaw, Polandmarker
Win
Rudi Lupo
Unanimous decision
10
2001-03-02
Warsaw, Polandmarker
Win
Nino Cirilo
TKO
3
2000-11-03
Nowy Dwor, Poland
Win
Stanislav Schreiber
TKO
3
2000-10-14
Debica, Poland
Win
Glenn Odem
TKO
4
2000-06-10
Elblag, Poland
Win
Terry Ford
TKO
6
2000-03-25
Bialystok, Polandmarker
Win
Mark Lee Dawson
TKO
3
2000-02-21
Elephant and Castlemarker
Win
Melvin Wynn
TKO
3
1999-12-10
Warsaw, Polandmarker
Win
Kevin Whaley-El
TKO
4
1999-10-22
Bemowo,Warsaw
Win
Milko Stoikov
TKO
3
1999-06-26
Hala Ludowa, Wroclaw
Win
Smokey Enison
TKO
2
1999-04-29
York Hallmarker
Win
Israel Khumalo
TKO
1
1999-03-13
Bowler's Arena, Manchester

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