Adamek will be fighting at Prudential Center for the fourth time.
Polish Powerhouse Seeking Second Win Since Moving Up in Weight Class
Newark, N.J. (Saturday, February 6, 2010) – Over 10,000 people are expected to pour into Prudential Center in Newark tonight when IBF International Heavyweight title-holder Tomasz Adamek (39-1, 27 KOs) faces Jason Estrada (15-2, 3 KOs). Adamek, a former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion, will be making just his second appearance in the heavyweight class for this confrontation.
"This weight is natural for me, very comfortable," Adamek said of fighting at his current 220-pound frame. “"Cruiserweight was more difficult for me. I always had a problem getting to the weight. I feel very good at this weight. I feel faster. The difference in training is the sparring partners are heavier, but I feel stronger because my weight is natural."
Adamek will be fighting at Prudential Center for the fourth time overall tonight, and the Polish community from the surrounding region, particularly in Jersey City, is expected to come out in swarms to support their favorite boxer. Adamek has felt right at home in the Newark arena for each of his previous fights, with the past two ending early as a result of TKO. His first fight at Prudential Center was in December of 2008, when his split decision victory over Steve Cunningham was regarded by many as the “Fight of the Year.”
A win tonight almost certainly sets him up with an April 24th fight with Cristobal Arreola on HBO, but Adamek must maintain his focus on Estrada before shifting attention to that.
"My dream is to be champion in the heavyweight division," Adamek said. "Estrada is a good boxer, but I am serious about this fight. I need to win. It is very important in order to move up for a heavyweight title. Right now, I must win against Estrada."
Another fight included on the undercard of this bill features junior welterweight Sadam Ali (4-0, 2 KOs), who is quickly moving up the boxing pipeline since beginning his pro career with a devastating first round knockout of Ricky Thompson a year ago, taking his perfect record into the ring against Jason Thompson (5-4-1, 4 KOs).
Tickets for tonight’s card are still available through Ticketmaster, and the show will also be webcasted live through GoFightLive.tv. Additionally, live updates of the entire bill will be made via the Resolution Sports Twitter page at www.Twitter.com/ResSports.
For more information on Prudential Center, visit www.PruCenter.com.