Thoughts on Adamek?

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  1. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What are your thoughts on the guy?
     
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  2. pernellaaron

    pernellaaron Active Member Full Member

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    Solid fighter who didn't stick around long enough at his best weight. Missed out on some great cruiserweight fights by him moving up. He over achieved at heavyweight and was way undersized (chambers, arreola, and an ancient Golota are all pretty good wins for a blown up cruiser, though watching it live I thought chambers won)
     
  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Good fighter, elite below HW. Quite possibly Poland's GOAT. Although, that's just including fighters born there, as Ketchel would be a lock for #1 I'd not.
     
  4. KO KIDD

    KO KIDD Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    i was a huge fan back in the day

    wars with paul briggs for titles at 175 and a war with cunningham at cruiser cemented him

    he took a big reach for greatness at heavyweight and gave it all he could while horribly over matched by vitali

    he also had a dominant win over oneil bell and an impressive win vs arreola when he was still a contender

    we missed out on a chance to see him face a guy like huck which would have been a fun fight and david haye which would have greatly enhanced both of their legacies
     
  5. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

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    Very good fighter.
    Warrior.
    Underrated and overlooked.
     
  6. Rilz

    Rilz Ball don't lie! Full Member

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    I was a big fan off his, a very fan friendly fighter with a fun following.

    I saw him fight at the Aragon Ballroom against some scrub in Chicago. It was the most fun I have ever had at a fight, the Polish fans were very welcoming and it ended up being an all night affair with them. Great times.
     
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  7. DrederickTatum

    DrederickTatum We really outchere. Full Member

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    No love for Michalczewski?

    I don't actually rate Adamek, but I think that might be something to do with the fact I know next to nothing about him at cruiserweight.
    Without context, I think his career at HW was pretty mediocre.

    Guess that means more ****ing homework :lol:
     
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  8. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I remember when Vitali carried him so he wouldn't knock him out so his sponsors got extra TV time coverage.
     
  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Watch the Briggs fights, they're great LHW scraps.
     
  10. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    His career ending loss to Big Roidy should be changed to an nc.
     
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  11. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Real good fighter, just didn't have the pop to compete at heavyweight
     
  12. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Very Good, possibly great at his peak at CW, fighter who won belts in 3 different weight classes. I sometimes recall his vest weight being at LHW, may have to go back and watch some tape of his, but then the domination by Chad Dawson automatically pushes it back to CW. I think Dawson stylistically, physically, athletically, fundamentally, and technically was just completely wrong for him, as bad a matchup as you could imagine for him, like a nightmare tailor-made for Adamek.

    Sometimes I remember him as a great fighter that might unfortunately be remembered more for his losses than his wins, which is just downright wrong. Because he was a hell of a fighter that painfully carved out a hell of a legacy through 3 weight classes.
     
  13. RightLeftCombo

    RightLeftCombo Member Full Member

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    Tomasz Adamek was a very good fighter, a down to earth fan friendly type fighter. Very worth watching at light heavy. I actually thought he could have stayed a little longer at cruiserweight too before stepping up to heavyweight
    At heavy, Adamek was a little undersized and lacked a little firepower as a blown up light heavy in the Klitschko era , but he still scored some nice wins relying more on his boxing skills. He was too small against the likes of the best super heavy types such as Vitali though.

    All in all, Tomasz really had a very fine career .
     
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  14. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Adamek was a very good LHW, he just happened to run into Chad Dawson (who should've been a generational talent) Adamek was very good at CW, he has wins over O'neill Bell and Steve Cunningham, probably should've stayed at that weight as it fit him and his size quite well. At HW, to be undersized he squeezed about as much as you can squeeze out to have a fairly solid career (again to be so small) He didn't have a Haye, Usyk, Hunter, Holyfield, JC Gomez, Moorer etc.....frame that translated to HW and should've never been there IMO.
     
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