new 3077Newark, NJ- On a freezing Thursday night during the costly holiday season in a down economy, a decent sized crowd entered Newark’s famed Prudential Center in New Jersey to witness their newly adopted son, the “Pride of PolandTomasz Adamek (43-1, 28 KOs) throw hands with proven battle tested scrapper Vinny Maddalone (33-7, 24 KOs).


 In his sixth fight at heavyweight, Tomasz Adamek, (much to the paid attendance liking), got himself involved in an action packed display of power punching combinations and empathically delivered a nasty barrage of shots to floor Maddalone midway through the fifth. A very brave Maddalone rose to his feet, however, only to get pummeled by more combinations of bad intent. In good judgement for their fighter’s safety, Maddalone’s corner stepped up into the ring to wave off the brutality at 2:17 of round five.



At the press conference, Adamek addressed the press stating his willingness to contest for a world title sometime in 2011. When asked (my me) if he can’t secure such a lucrative bout, would he consider fighting either Roy Jones or Evander Holyfield (both have been recently tied to Adamek as potential opponents). He said he is willing now to face any heavyweight in the world and welcomes all challengers.


Despite Adamek’s desire to fight one of the Klitschko’s, currently the brothers are tied up in mandatory’s in Germany, and if Adamek can’t seal the deal on a high profile mega fights against either Wladimir or Vitali, he needs to stay busy with a better caliber of foe than honest Vinny.


IMG_2999In a scheduled eight round middleweight (160) co feature bout, Polish fan favorite Patrick Majewski (15-0, 10 KOs) went to war with Eddie Caminero (7-4, 7 KOs). In a crowd pleasing fight which saw both men cut and hurt early, Majewski and Caminero evenly exchange bombs off bad intent until Patrick’s got their first to end a scintillating contest in its final stanza by dramatic knockout. The time was 1:20.

Undefeated Brooklyn native welterweight (147) Sadam Ali (11-0, 6 KOs) earned a listless eight round nod over hapless journeymen Manuel Guzman (7-10-2, 3 KOs). Judges were all in agreement scoring the bout 80-72.

In the forth bout of a seven fight card, jr. middleweight (154) Gabriel Rosado (14-5, 8 KOs) floored Jose Medina (12-8, 5 KO) with a mule kick of a left hook in the forth but couldn’t finish him off.  Over the next few frames, Rosado employed descent boxing skills to capture an eight round unanimous decision. Scores were: 79-72, 78-73, and 80-72.

Fighting for the first time in over a year, former WBO super middleweight (168) title challenger Tarvis Simms (26-1-1, 11 KOs) showed no ring rust by dropping veteran opponent Willis Lockett (12-11-5, 5 KOs) with a smashing shot in round one. Simms went on to beat on his man like a rock drummer to earn a six round unanimous decision victory, scores read 60-54, 60-53 (twice).

In the second bout, undefeated local kid Angel Concepcion (4-0) out boxed Lekan Byfield (0-1) over four dreadful light heavyweight (175) rounds. Score cards were 40-36 across the board.

Opening the evening, heavyweight Bryant Jennings (5-0, 3 KOs) mugged over matched scrapper Randy Smith (0-1) at the 2:18 mark of the second round in route to a merciful stoppage.

John Signorella

Photography by: Dominick Fowler


  • Adamek and Haye are about the same size, no?

  • Just read a nice interview with Adamek on another site. My favorite quote: “Maybe I’m not smartest guy on the planet, but I’ve done this 20 years and I know what progress is.” I love the down-to-earth, hard-earned optimism of it!

  • Adamek did his job and so did Vinny M–making Adamek look good as a courageous target. Let’s hope the neurological consequences will not be dire. As for Roy Jones or Evander vs. Adamek, I shudder to think of it, esp. with regard to the smaller Jones.

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