Sport : Boxing

Adamek closer to Klitschko bout

28th December 2012, 04:22pm

Bet with SkyBet  Potential Fights (Before End of 2013). Click here to bet.

Tomasz Adamek: Closing in on world-title shot

Tomasz Adamek: Closing in on world-title shot

Tomasz Adamek earned a split decision over Steve Cunningham in their IBF heavyweight title eliminator in Pennsylvania to move one fight away from a crack at Wladimir Klitschko.

One judge scored a tactical fight 115-113 in favour of Cunningham but with the other cards going to Adamek 116-112 and 115-12 he was able to celebrate victory.

He told espn.com: "That was like sparring. Not very many punches were thrown. I feel like I can go back into the ring and fight again.

"The fight was close, my trainer told me I had to go after him after the eighth round, and I felt he ran against me. It was part of the plan to come on late in the last 20 seconds of each round. In a few rounds, I tried to attack him, and he would run. He ran. I fought. It's why I won."

The pair were meeting for a second time after Adamek beat his rival in a cruiserweight bout back in 2008 in which Cunningham was on the canvas three times.

Adamek, whose record moves to 48 wins and two defeats, is now scheduled to face Kubrat Pulev with the winner going on to meet Klitschko.

The Pole fought and lost to Klitschko's brother Vitali in 2011 when the WBC title was at stake.

Bet with SkyBet  Potential Fights (Before End of 2013). Click here to bet.

Boxing Videos

    Like father like son

    Like father like son

    05-March-2015

    Mauricio Sulaiman has followed in the footsteps of his late father Jose by replacing him as WBC president.

    Purdy gets special send-off

    Purdy gets special send-off

    05-March-2015

    The boxing community gathered in tribute to Lee Purdy after the Colchester welterweight announced his retirement.

    Boxing bears fruit for Coyle

    Boxing bears fruit for Coyle

    05-March-2015

    Hull lightweight Tommy Coyle says working on his father's stall has helped him become a fans' favourite in the city.

    The magic of Macau

    The magic of Macau

    05-March-2015

    Ringside looks at rise of Macau and how it may become the new fight capital.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites