By Przemek Garczarczyk
“It’s not only about winning the fight. It’s always about winning and giving fans a boxing show. I’m 41 now, you don’t have to remind me, but nothing has changed. If Abell beats me on Saturday in Częstochowa, a very special place for me, for all the Catholics all over the world, it’s over. If I’m victorious, it’s still one more bout and… then it’s over, anyway. I know I said that before, but 2018 is my last hurrah,” mentioned former gentle heavyweight/cruiserweight champion and heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (52-5, 30 KO), who on Saturday faces hard-hitting Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (34-9, 32 KO), who’s driving on a 3 battle KO streak.
Adamek-Abell headlines Polsat Boxing Night eight, introduced by MB Promotions in Częstochowa, Poland.
Adamek received his last two fights (vs. Salomon Haumono and Fred Kassi, respectively) however neither of them was a match for Adamek, probably the greatest fighters in historical past of Polish boxing. Abell’s energy and, perhaps extra importantly, his southpaw stance are problematic for Adamek.
“Tomek could not have better camp he has for the last eight weeks. Everything was on the world class level: from facilities – Osada Śnieżka w Łomnicy and Blue Mountain Resort in Szklarska Poręba – to very dedicated trainer, Florida’s own Gus Curren, one of the best strength and conditioning coach in Poland, Kuba Chycki, sparring partners. You name it, there are no excuses. It was the easy part – now Adamek has to prove that he still has it in the ring. We know that Joey can end the fight in any round, at any moment,” mentioned occasion promoter, Adamek advisor, Mateusz Borek.
“I all the time dedicate all my time to assist my fighters. There’s no downtime – if we aren’t doing one thing head to head with them, I’m in my room learning my guys, their opponents. 24/7. Training Adamek (Curren began earlier than Haumono bout) is my largest accomplishment… however this isn’t the tip. Adamek arrived for the Abell coaching camp in even higher situation than earlier than, every thing went properly.
“Joey is an skilled, sturdy, very explosive fighter who knocked out a whole lot of guys. Not many weaknesses particularly that I’m listening to he’s been coaching for a very long time and will probably be in nice form. You should be prepared, not get relaxed even for one second as a result of Abell is a fighter with this sort of energy.
“But…it’s OK – we needed an actual problem and we could have one on Saturday. Don’t have a look at Tomek age – what counts are his abilities, approach, velocity, ring generalship. Everything continues to be there,” mentioned Curren, who realized his craft from legendary Lou Duva, and is now head coach at Gus Curren’s House of Champions in Vero Beach, Florida.
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