Adamek to Face Aguilera in Brooklyn

Adamek has his focus set upon a world championship in a third weight division (Photo courtesy of Team Adamek).

Bout is Part of Triple Header on NBC Sports Network Fight Night

Heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KOs) will soon make his return to the ring on March 24th, fighting Nagy Aguilera (17-6, 12 KOs) on the undercard of an upcoming NBC Sports Network Fight Night broadcast at the Aviator Complex in Brooklyn. The bout will be part of a triple header that sees Zab Judah (41-7, 28 KOs) take on unbeaten Vernon Paris (26-0, 15 KOs) in the main event, along with undefeated heavyweight Bryant Jennings (12-0, 5 KOs) facing Siarhei Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KOs) in the co-feature.

"When we learned that Adamek was available and eager to fight on March 24th, NBC was gracious enough to give us enough time to stage a triple header," said Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events. "The addition of this bout, along with the highly anticipated co-feature between newcomer Bryant Jennings and veteran Sergei Liakhovich, should truly make this a night to remember."

Adamek moved up to the heavyweight division in 2009, scoring a fifth round TKO win over Andrew Golota in his debut performance at that weight class. The former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion then won six consecutive pairings as a heavyweight, picking up the IBF International and NABO Heavyweight Championship along the way. He has his focus set upon becoming the first man ever to win the light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight crowns, and he had an opportunity to accomplish that feat last September when he met WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko in Poland. Despite a gritty performance, Adamek suffered a 10th round TKO loss to the much bigger Klitschko.

Known somewhat as a journeyman fighter, Aguilera has gained much respect within the boxing community for his willingness to take on any competition. He achieved the biggest win of his professional career when he stopped former WBC Heavyweight Champion Oleg Maskaev in the first round of a 2009 bout. The Dominican boxer has also faced former world champions Samuel Peter and Antonio Tarver, as well as heavyweight contender Chris Arreola. However, those three fights were all losses for Aguilera.

Tickets for this show start at $75, and they can be purchased through Peltz Boxing by calling (215) 765-0922.



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