|Doghouse Predictions; Tomasz Adamek vs Chad Dawson
Compiled by Benny Henderson Jr (Feb 3, 2007) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © Tom Casino/SHOWTIME)
Coming at you from the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fl live only on Showtime 9:00 PM ET/PT a must see WBC Light heavyweight championship throw down between two undefeated ring warriors will commence when the reigning 175-pound champ Tomasz Adamek 31-0 (21 KO’s) defends his strap against the young contender Chad Dawson in a scheduled twelve round championship throw down.
The Polish born boxer earned the hardware in a blood bath of a bout in May of 2005 against the tough Australian Paul
Briggs, and since that point has successfully defended his strap on three occasions and looks to make it an even four. His opponent is a slick south paw hailing from New Haven, CT whose coming off his biggest win to date against the long time contender Eric Harding. Now the two will face off in what is projected as a hellacious scrap.
The under card will feature two hard hitting Mexican fighters who both are coming off a long lay off. Making his defense for the first time since winning the IBF strap against the former champ Leavander Johnson who tragically lost his life from injures sustained in the fight, Jesus Chavez 43-3 (30 KO’s) squares off against Julio Diaz 33-3 (24 KO’s) in a scheduled lightweight championship match.
Will the lay off and the catastrophic happening from his last fight weigh on Chavez’s mind enough to taint his fight plan, or can he get back to business? Tune in to find out who wins what and how, for now read on to see what the writers here at the Doghouse had to say, enjoy.
Adamek is a tenacious fighter capable of Boxing or brawling. Dawson is a slick southpaw who will look to get some respect early but maintain distance and break Adamek down from the outside. I feel this is Dawson's time to shine and Adamek is a tough but perfect opponent to make "Bad Chad" shine. Dawson by UD.
This should be a good fight. Both are tall light heavyweights. Adamek is coming off another exciting fight with Paul Briggs and Dawson beat a tough, awkward Eric Harding in his last outing. Dawson just started working with Floyd Mayweather Sr. but I’m not sure he's been with him long enough to pick up on Floyd's techniques. I'll pick Briggs in a tough split decision but I could be wrong and I think Dawson do very well down the road. Adamek W SD
Sometimes I wish we could write our own dictionaries because under the entries for 'underestimated' and 'unheralded', would lay the definition 'Tomasz Adamek.' Hard as nails and giving as much as he gets (if not more), 'Goral's' tenacity and forward mentality is unmatched. Chad Dawson, who never really found an identity in his various journeys back and forth throughout the middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions, is a fine boxer in his own right, delivering a landslide loss in his last outing to former world championship challenger Eric Harding. In a recent media presser, Dawson expressed his opinions on Adamek's lack of defense. However, one man's lack of defense is another's bread and butter. For proof, remember the classic boxer vs. puncher showdown in Ricardo Mayorga-Vernon Forrest I and II. Some punchers with a seemingly crap defense simply cannot be denied. Tomasz Adamek is one of them and his heart will frustrate Dawson who'll enter the ring with what he thinks will be the game plan to beat all. Adamek wins, not by knockout but by split decision that could go either way in the fans' eyes. The loss will be frustrating for 'Bad' Chad but it'll set up a possible rematch in the future for the WBC light heavyweight strap at stake.
Polish superstar Tomasz Adamek has held the light heavyweight championship through two brutal fights with Paul "Hurricane" Briggs of Australia and another bruising match up with European sensation Thomas Ulrich. Chad Dawson is a gifted light heavyweight on the rise. Adamek has been a lot in his life, first living a hard life in Eastern Europe and then fighting his through all competition to win and retain his title on multiple occasions. Dawson is a fast, slick young fighter but Adamek in this case may be too much, as he has shown in the past, his spirit and will to win will carry him to victory. Adamek WUD 12
The big fight of the evening Tomasz Adamek, the undefeated hard-hitting WBC light heavyweight champion of the world, against Chad Dawson, the undefeated hard-hitting number one contender. I have to say this is what championship boxing is all about, a solid young champ taking on a solid contender, it doesn't get much better than this. I like both guys so it is really hard to pick one over the other but here goes. Chad Dawson is fast, strong, and a very tall light heavy. He packs a respectable punch and is a skilled boxer. However he has only fought above the super middleweight limit seven times in 23 fights, which will make him the significantly smaller man come fight night. Adamek is only a little short, but has fought the better opposition, is the bigger man with the bigger punch and is equally skilled. Give me Adamek by late stoppage in a very entertaining affair.
Benny Henderson Jr.
I remember watching Adamek vs. Briggs I ringside, all I could say to myself was, "That is one tough S.O.B.!” After the fight the post fight press conference Tomasz had what it looked like a box of tissues in his nose. Anyway, I don’t know why I shared it; it did make a cool photo. To the fight, Adamek is one tough cookie, he has proven his abilities, to me Chad is tough as well, he has been tested but this is by far one of the hardest obstacles he has faced. I don’t like how he let his trainer go right before the fight, not a smart move in my mind but I’m not the one fighting. I think this will be one heck of a fight that will keep the fans full attention, I can see Adamek gives Dawson some problems with his will, but I just think Dawson is to hungry, I don’t think he will be denied. I see the fight being a close one with Chad winning via split decision.
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