It appears that the rumors are true and Tomasz Adamek wants to fight Roy Jones Jr. in March of next year.
Rick Reeno of Boxingscene reported there have been discussions between Tomasz Adamek, his co-promoter Ziggy Rozalski, and Roy Jones Jr. for a potential March fight between the two.
Adamek (42-1 27 KO) currently has a fight scheduled against Vinny Maddalone (33-6 24 KO) on December 9 at the Prudential Center. This is a fight that the Polish star should win with ease.
There were talks at the WBC convention of Adamek facing WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in March but a dramatic scene took place that saw Jose Sulaiman step down as president and then retake his post a few hours later.
The outcome of it was Klitschko has to defend against the Ray Austin-Odlanier Solis winner on December 17. The winner of that fight will be the WBC mandatory.
Adamek could wait to fight the winner of the Klitschko-Austin/Solis fight but that wouldn’t be until later 2011. Adamek likes to stay busy, hence the Maddalone fight, and Jones Jr. is an option.
How good of an option, is the real question here. Adamek doesn’t need help selling tickets in New Jersey and would probably do well in Chicago still.
He would be the draw here because Jones Jr. can’t even sell in his hometown anymore. If the fight would land in Chicago it would be his first time there so fans may show up for that.
They could take the fight to Poland where it would do well because Adamek is involved but Jones Jr. rarely leaves the States and although he did recently I don’t see him being eager to do that.
He was a great fighter and I place great stress on the word was. He really isn’t even a solid gatekeeper at this point in his career. He has lost his last two fights and put on a stinker against Bernard Hopkins.
He offers nothing to Adamek really because he isn’t going to draw and other than the fact of saying “I beat Roy Jones Jr.,” he adds nothing to your resume.
Fans won’t take Adamek more seriously than before and it doesn’t add any credibility to him. There is a problem with giving the fight the green light though.
Adamek and Rozalski want the fight and Square Ring promotions confirms that serious talks have taken place but Kathy Duva of Main Events has little interest in the idea.
She really wants Adamek to fight a Klitschko early next year and that leaves a possible fight with Wladimir. He fights on December 17th against Derek Chisora.
If both he and Adamek make it out of those fights without an injury or bad cut this fight would make the most sense for both of them.
They both have fairly easy fights in front of them and Wladimir should have no problem what so ever with his fight. There is the chance Adamek gets a cut or gets dinged up a little.
If Adamek is smart he will rethink this urge to fight Jones Jr. and go after the big fish in Wladimir. It would be a tough fight for him and one I wouldn’t favor him in but why waste time.
He isn’t going to get any more highly regarded at heavyweight than he is now unless he beats a titleholder. He could be waiting for a fight with the much smaller former cruiserweight king David Haye.
Whatever he decides on it will probably end up being an action packed fight that I will watch and enjoy thoroughly.
This was originally published on www.kissingthecanvas.com.
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