It Is Still
the Tomasz Adamek Show
Adamek fights in Newark, NJ, it is definitely his show. Fans in
red and white descend all over the Prudential Center, carrying
Polish flags, and chanting Polska and the name Adamek. The crowd
is there for him, and they begin their celebration long before
the fight is over. They also begin long before Adamek enters the
ring. Before the first undercard bout, the chants had begun and
fans ran up and down steps carrying large Polish flags.
out the fight strong, landing some good shots against Adamek. At
times, Adamek looked as though he were having trouble against
Banks. We were to learn later in the post-fight press conference
that Adamek was told by his trainer to be patient. It wasn’t
until the last ten seconds that Adamek started to connect.
The next three
rounds all belonged to Adamek. And although Banks was still very
much in this fight, the tide had turned in favor of Tomasz
Adamek. Adamek was punishing Banks, landing shot after shot to
the body. And that was the key to this fight. Adamek attacked
Banks in the body and head, while Banks seemed to concentrate
only on the head of Adamek. Those body shots would soon payoff.
At times, Banks seemed to have trouble landing more than a
single jab. You could see that Adamek’s strategy was paying off.
co-feature, Giovanni Lorenzo made quick work of Dionisio
Miranda, redeeming himself for his loss to Raul Marquez. The
first round saw the two fighters mostly testing each other, but
Lorenzo quickly was in control of the second round. Lorenzo
landed a right to the jaw of Miranda that landed him on the
canvas. The fight was over at 2:48 in the second round. Lorenzo
is now the number one contender for the IBF Middleweight title.