Adamek looks to pick up his fifth win as a heavyweight (Photo by Kubikfoto).
Prudential Center to Host Heavyweight Clash
All the details are now confirmed for a heavyweight showdown between Tomasz Adamek (42-1, 27 KOs) and Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24 KOs), with the duo facing off on Thursday, December 9th, at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This fight marks the fifth for Adamek as a heavyweight, with each of his previous bouts at the weight division resulting in victories.
“He (Maddalone) can bring many fans to the Prudential Center from New York,” Adamek stated. “He lives close and has a lot of fans. In every fight, he is very exciting. I think we'll make a good show for everybody."
This fight marks the fourth in what has been a busy year for Adamek, who scored decision wins in 2010 over Jason Estrada, Chris Arreola and most recently against Michael Grant in August.
"I train six days a week,” the Polish heavyweight commented. “That's my job. I want to be champion. If I stay home, I won't be champion."
Adamek holds about a half-inch height advantage over Maddalone, who hails from Queens, New York. Maddalone last stepped into the ring in March when he scored a TKO victory against Dominique Alexander in Atlantic City, and the Irish brawler admits that he comes into this bout with the odds against him.
"I know I am going in as the underdog, but you know, I've been the underdog throughout my career,” he remarked. “So all I've got to say is I'm going to give it everything I got in the ring. I am going to leave it all in the ring that night, and I'm going to let my hands do the talking."
For Roger Bloodworth, who trains Adamek, the fact that Maddalone signed onto this pairing proved to him that the 36-year-old fighter is willing to accept any challenge.
“The thing that I picked up about Vinny as I watched many of his fights is that he doesn't quit,” Bloodworth said. “If he gets hit, he just keeps coming. I applaud Vinny for taking this fight because it's going to be a hard fight, and Tomasz needs those kind of fights if he's going to progress."
This event will be the sixth time overall that Adamek has stepped through the ropes at Prudential Center. With the large contingency of Polish residents in the surrounding area, he has a massive following when he competes in Newark and drew over 10,000 fans when he fought Grant in August. He has won all five of his previous affairs at the arena, and the atmosphere that is created by his presence is among the most exciting in the sport today.
“Every time Tomasz Adamek steps into the ring at Prudential Center, we have an amazing time,” Main Events CEO Kathy Duva stated. “It's a giant party. It starts a few hours before the fight and continues until the last punch is thrown, literally!”
Tickets for Adamek-Maddalone are on sale now, and they can be purchased by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or logging onto the Prudential Center website at www.Prucenter.com.