Tomasz Adamek and Kathy Duva will be working together again on March 24. (Photo by Bongarts/Getty Images)
After receiving word this morning from our friends at Boxingnews.pl that Tomasz Adamek would indeed be fighting on March 24 in Brooklyn, Main Events has confirmed the news via their Twitter account this morning. The show will air live on the NBC Sports network.
I guess this means that Adamek is back with Main Events (at least in some capacity) after a brief flirtation with leaving them behind led to nothing happening. Adamek sounded pretty confused about what he was doing just a few days ago, saying he would not be fighting in March.
Adamek (44-2, 28 KO) is coming off of a loss in September to Vitali Klitschko. He's got no opponent named yet, but it's expected to be a tune-up fight, which is what Adamek has mostly done in his heavyweight run, if we're honest.
Also confirmed for the card, which will be headlined by the Zab Judah vs Vernon Paris bout, is another heavyweight bout between Siarhei Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KO) and Bryant Jennings (12-0, 5 KO).
This is an interesting step, and frankly a bit unexpected. Jennings defeated Maurice Byarm in the late-replacement main event on the first Main Events show on NBC Sports on January 21. Liakhovich was part of the originally scheduled main event, where he would have faced Eddie Chambers, but that fell apart when Chambers pulled out. Liakhovich was, uh, not happy.
Matching Jennings, 27, against the veteran Liakhovich, who looked rejuvenated last year in a gutsy loss to Robert Helenius, is a legit step for the Philly prospect. It'll be nice to see what he has, and if Liakhovich's bounce-back was real or an illusion. It's a good fight, and frankly it's a really nice card.
The only downside will be that it's running opposite an HBO card, featuring Erik Morales vs Danny Garcia and James Kirkland vs Carlos Molina. The good news is there's a lot of boxing that night, and good matchups across the board. The bad news is that you can only watch one live. It could be worse.