Tomasz Adamek and Travis Walker in “Ironbound Throwdown” Sept 8th in Newark!
Tomasz Adamek and Travis Walker in “Ironbound Throwdown” Sept 8th in Newark! By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Sept 6, 2012) Doghouse Boxing - Tweet
IBF cruiserweight and WBC light heavyweight champion Tomasz “Goral”
Adamek, 46-2 (28), originally from Poland and now out of Newark, NJ,
will defend his IBF North American heavyweight title against Travis
“Freight Train” Walker, 39-7 (31), out of Houston, TX, the IBF Pan
Pacific champion, over 12 rounds on September 8th at the
Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. This is a Kathy Duva Main Events, Peltz
Boxing and Ziggy Promotion event that will have a Saturday afternoon
2pm starting time being telecasted PPV to Poland and by Wealth TV in the
US. This will be a triple heavyweight night.
here to put on a good show. They run as much as they want, they’re
going to get caught. I’ve got a great show for y’all,” said Walker. In
response to this Adamek said “I don’t run. I have great footwork. I love
making big fights for my fans. Travis likes to throw the leather, I ‘m
known to do the same, so it will be a fan friendly fight”!
is coming off a big knockout win over Kali Meehan in Australia in
March. Adamek has won 15 of his last 16 bouts only losing in a WBC
heavyweight title bout. In his last fight he got a major win over top
contender “Fast” Eddie Chambers. This promises to be an exciting fight.
Adamek never disappoints and fills the Prudential Center with each
outing. Walker is younger, heavier and has more punching power. Adamek
has the experience of being a 2-time division world champion with
quickness and enough punching power to hurt anyone in the division.
2-time IBF cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4 (12), of
Philadelphia makes his initial move to the heavyweight ranks when he
meets Jason Gavern, 21-10-4 (10), out of Orlando, FL, over 10 rounds.
Cunningham is well remembered by the Newark fans for his great battle in
losing his IBF title to Tomasz Adamek. His conditioning and work habits
are second to none. “I intend on coming in at about 208,” said
Cunningham. In Gavern he will be taking on a fighter who has a draw with
Travis Walker, Adamek’s opponent in the main event. Having fought out
of Scranton, PA, he’s had local fights there, along with fighting in
nearby DE, and overseas in Germany.
the third heavyweight bout Philadelphia’s USBA champion Bryant “By-By”
Jennings, 14-0 (6), will be up against Chris “Special K” Koval, 25-9
(18), out of Youngstown, OH, over 8 rounds. Jennings is a fighter on the
rise and trained by Fred Jenkins who has worked with many top Philly
boxers such as David Reid, Malik Scott, “Choo Choo” Charley Brown and
others. Jennings has a stoppage over former WBO world champion Siarhei
Liakhovich. Koval has fought in Germany, and against former world
champion Shannon Briggs along with fighting for several minor titles.
lightweight Joselito Collado, 1-1 (3), of Jamaica, Queens, NY, takes on
unbeaten Jerry “Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes, 16-0 (5), out of Corpus
Christi, TX, over 8 rounds. Collado is coming off a win in his native
country of Dominican Republic. Belmontes is coming off a win over
Dominican Ramesis Gil who recently defeated previously unbeaten Carney
Bowman. This is a match-up of two fine prospects in their division and
should be a major advancement for the winner.
Karl “Dynamite” Dargan, 10-0 (5), and a former Pan American Gold
medalist is coming off a year’s absence taking on Jesse Carradine, 8-1-1
(4), out of Cincinnati, OH, who fought out of Northern Michigan U. as
an amateur, that produced many world champions. This will be a
Peralta Alejo, 9-1 (5), out of Jersey City, NJ, takes on Christian
Steele, 3-4 (1), in a 6 round light welter match-up. Alejo has won 7
straight while Steele is coming of a win in his last bout over Juan
Rodriguez, then 4-1-1, in June.
J. Russell Peltz will be doing the matchmaking and remember it is a 2pm start!