Polish Tomasz Adamek lost by 12-round unanimous decision fight Ukrainian Vyacheslav "The Czar" Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs) in an IBF North American heavyweight title fight on NBC Fight Night on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Sands in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was also an IBF heavyweight eliminator for the number two spot in the ratings. Scores were 112-116, 111-117 and 110-117. Adamek was supposed to have fought Glazkov back on November 16, 2013 in Verona, New York but had to withdraw a week before the fight because he had the flu. The winner of Adamek vs Glazkov which was Vyacheslav Glazkov is supposed to move into position for a mandatory title shot against Wladimir Klitschko.
Tomasz Adamek defeated Steve Cunningham (21-2-0, 11 KOs) by 12-round split decision on Saturday, December 11, 2008 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Versus. Scores were 116-110, 115-112 and 112-114. Cunningham was down in round two, round four and round eight. Adamek's punching power, durability and granite chin earned him the IBF cruiserweight title and vacant Ring Magazine cruiserweight world title in addition to the well deserved win.
Tomasz Adamek took it to Cunningham and knocked down the champion in the end of round two. It was the first of three knockdowns.
Adamek vs Banks
Tomasz Adamek successfully defended his IBF cruiserweight title beating previously undefeated Johnathon Banks (20-1-0, 14 KOs) by 8th round knockout on Friday, February 27, 2009 on Showtime at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. In round eight Adamek landed a right flush on Banks chin downing Banks. And although Banks beat the count his blank eyes and hands hanging down were signs the fight would be over soon. Adamek immediately went in for the kill backing Banks into the corner and pummelling him with punches. Banks slide down the corner post sinking to canvas out as referee Eddie Cotton waived off the fight. In addition to his win Adamek also captured Banks IBO cruiserweight title.
Adamek vs Gunn
Tomasz Adamek successfully defended his IBF cruiserweight title for the second time beating Bobby "The Celtic Warrior" Gunn (21-4-1, 18 KOs) by 5th round TKO on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Adamek dominated the fight from the start stunning Gunn in the 4th round with an overhand right. Surprisingly though Gunn did not go down. The referee had seen enough with Gunn getting hit with over a dozen unanswered punches and stopped the fight during the break between the 4th and 5th rounds.
Adamek vs Golota
Tomasz Adamek vacated his IBF cruiserweight title and moved up to heavyweight defeating Andrew Golota (41-8-1, 33 KOs) by 5th round TKO on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. Adamek downed Golota with a left hook straight right combination in round five. Golota was able to get up but Adamek immediately jumped on him hitting him with all kinds of punches trying to finish him off. Referee Bill Clancy stopped the fight as Golota was unable to mount any defense and turned his back and ran to ropes. In addition to his victory Adamek took home the vacant IBF International heavyweight title.
Adamek vs Estrada
Tomasz Adamek defeated 2004 Olympian Jason Estrada (16-3-0, 4 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday, February 6, 2010 in front of a sellout crowd of 10,223 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. It was Adamek's first successful defense of his IBF International heavyweight title that he won in his previous fight with Andrew Golota.
Adamek vs Arreola
Tomasz Adamek defeated Chris Arreola (28-2-0, 25 KOs) by 12-round majority decision in an IBF International heavyweight title fight on Saturday, April 4, 2010 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. The judges scores were 117-111, 115-113 and 114-114. It was Adamek's 2nd successful defense of the IBF International heavyweight title. Adamek, 33 pounds lighter than Arreola withstood Arreola's heavy punches proving once again he has what it takes to compete in the heavyweight division. The fight card was promoted by Gary Shaw and Dan Goossen was televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.
Adamek vs Grant
Tomasz Adamek defeated Michael Grant (46-4-0, 34 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision in an IBF International and WBO NABO heavyweight title fight on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Scores were 118-111, 118-110 and 117-111. In front of a crowd of 10,972 Adamek had some rough moments but he clearly won the fight. With speed, movement, angles and a good jab Adamek outboxed Grant building up an early lead. Grant did won a couple of rounds wobbling Adamek at the end of round six and hurting him in round twelve but Adamek has a good chin and stayed on his feet until the bells rang. By beating the 6' 7" 261 lb Grant who is best known for being knocked out by Lennox Lewis in April 2000 Adamek proved he can beat heavyweights the SIZE of the Klitschkos although this win doesn't mean he could beat either of the Klitschkos.
Adamek vs Maddalone
Tomasz Adamek defeated Vinny Maddalone (33-7-0, 24 KOs) by 5th round TKO in a heavyweight fight on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Adamek, the much quicker fighter downed Maddalone in round five with a left hook. Referee Steve Smoger stopped the contest at 2:17 with Maddalone wobbled and taking punches. Vinny Maddalone had never fought for a title and had never fought more than 10-round fights.
Adamek vs McBride
Tomasz Adamek defeated Kevin McBride (35-9-1, 29 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision in an IBF International and WBO NABO heavyweight title fight on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in front of a crowd of 7,653 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. It was a one sided fight with scores of 120-107, 119-108 and 119-108. McBride lost a point for holding in round seven and only won round six on two judge's scorecards. McBride's claim to fame was sending former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson into retirement in 2005. 6' 1 1/2" 215 lb Adamek's speed and movement gave the slower plodding 6' 6" 285 lb McBride problems throughout the bout. Fighting "The Clones Colossus" McBride was Adamek's preparation for his upcoming fight with Vitali Klitschko.
Klitschko vs Adamek
Tomasz Adamek lost by 10th round TKO to 6' 7 1/2" 247 lb Vitali Klitschko (43-2-0, 40 KOs) in a WBC heavyweight title fight on Saturday, September 10, 2011 in front of a crowd of 42,000 at the Stadion Miejski in Wroclaw. Having taken too many punches to the head referee Massimo Barrovecchio stepped in and waved off the fight at 2:20 of round ten. Throughout the fight Adamek was game and displayed a lot of heart but was unable to get inside or landing many punches because of Klitschko's height and reach advantage.
Adamek vs Aguilera
Tomasz Adamek defeated Nagy "Dominican Dynamite" Aguilera (17-7-0, 12 KOs) by 10-round unanimous decision in a heavyweight fight on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York. Adamek scored a virtual shutout with scores of 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91 over the bigger Aguilera.
Adamek vs Chambers
Tomasz Adamek defeated "Fast" Eddie Chambers (36-3-0, 18 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Scores were 119-109, 116-112 and 116-112. In addition to his victory Adamek won the vacant IBF North American heavyweight title. Adamek was the busier fighter in a close fight. Chambers who switched back and forth from orthodox to southpaw during the fight complained he injured his left bicep during round one.
Adamek vs Walker
Tomasz Adamek defeated Travis Walker (39-8-1, 31 KOs) by 5th round TKO on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Adamek survived being dropped and hurt by an overhand right early in round two to drop Walker in the same round with only twenty seconds left on the clock. Walker too made it to his feet and survived the round despite being hurt. The two went back and forth for three more action packed rounds. Then in round five Adamek hurt Walker with an overhand right. When Walker retreated to his corner and didn't answer a barrage of punches from Adamek the referee stepped in and stopped the fight at 1:08 of round five.
Adamek vs Cunningham II
Tomasz Adamek defeated Steve Cunningham (25-5-0, 12 KOs) by 12-round split decision in a rematch on NBC Fight Night on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Scores in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator were 116-112 and 115-113 for Adamek and 115-113 for Cunningham. Adamek landed the heavier punches, 120 power punches to Cunningham's 80 while Cunningham used his jab and movement (ran). Adamek retained his IBF North American heavyweight title. The two previously fought each other at cruiserweight in December 2011 with Adamek winning by 12-round split decision. Adamek moved up to heavyweight in October 2009 and Cunningham did too in September 2012.
Adamek vs Guinn
Tomasz Adamek defeated Dominick "The Southern Disaster" Guinn (34-10-1, 23 KOs) by 10-round unanimous decision in a heavyweight fight on NBC Sports Network at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Scores were 99-91, 99-91 and 98-92. With trainer Roger Bloodworth in his corner Adamek returned to the ring refreshed after a long layoff. Adamek peppered Guinn with double jabs and combinations throughout the fight. Guinn had his moments in round one but after that it was all down hill for him. There was a accidental clash of heads in round three which left Guinn with a cut over his right eye and an eye that was almost swollen shut by the end of the fight. Adamek was supposed to have fought Tony Grano but Grano backed out of the fight because of herniated disks in his neck. Late replacement Guinn and Adamek previously served as sparring partners for one another. Earlier in his career Guinn had been in the ring with heavyweights such as James Toney, Eddie Chambers, Tony Thompson, Michael Grant and Monte Barrett. But tonight it was Adamek who schooled Guinn and cruised to a one sided decision.