Adamek is for Real

That was unexpected. Tomasz Adamek (41-1-0), a former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion, got a majority decision victory over highly ranked heavyweight contender, Chris Arreola (28-2-0).

Adamek dictated the tempo with his speed and agility while the American found it hard to connect against his opponent who he outweighed by 33 pounds. Adamek won the earlier rounds as Arreola had a hard time landing his shots. the American started to gain momentum in the middle rounds but Adamek quickly changed his gameplan which involved staying outside and pot shotting his much slower foe.

In the end one judge scored it a draw and the other two judges scored it 115-113 and  117-111 for Adamek. This in undoubtedly the biggest win for Adamek in his campaign in the heavyweight division. His first win in this division was against the Foul Pole Andrew Golota and his second win was Jason Estrada. Adamek is now right at the thick of things in the heavyweight division ruled by the Klitschko brothers and David Haye.

In the undercard, Alfredo Angulo (18-1-0) defeated Joel Julio (35-4-0) by TKO in the 11th round. Angulo stirred some controversy as he arrived at the weight in an hour and a half late, which led to speculation that he was overweight and was trying to sweat of the final pounds. Julio controlled the early part of the fight but Angulo’s power punches started to connect more often in the latter rounds. Angulo finished him off with a big right with a minute and change left in the penultimate round.

In other fights, Mikkel Kessler scored his first points of the Super Six Tournament with a hard fought unanimous decision win over previously unbeaten Carl Froch. After losing to Andre Ward in the first round of the tournament, Kessler gets back in track in a big way as he win the WBC super middleweight championship in the process.

The always entertaining Jorge “Travieso” Arce (54-6-1) also came out victorious in his match against  Cecillo Santos (24-14-3). He is now scheduled to fight Eric Morel, the Puerto Rican who defeated Gerry Penalosa recently.

It was a busy weekend of boxing with big matches all over the world. It’s a perfect way to set up the all important encounter between Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley next week.

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