Tomasz Adamek isn't sure when he'll be back in the ring. (Photo by Bongarts/Getty Images)
Tomasz Adamek now says that despite his intentions, he won't be fighting in March, and can't guarantee an April or May return to the ring either.
"Situations in boxing change unexpectedly, and there are new potential opponents and locations. That’s why I'm waiting patiently for the final arrangements. I won’t fight in March for sure. I also can't confirm that I’ll enter the ring in April or May," Adamek told Polish Agency Press.
Adamek (44-2, 28 KO) is in a bit of a spot right now. He lost his last fight in Poland to Vitali Klitschko, and though he proved his toughness and his willingness to fight, he was pretty soundly hammered down by the bigger man, who made Adamek look like a tiny heavyweight.
After that, he split with his American promoters at Main Events, who had done a terrific job with him, and started talking about fighting in March, which we now know won't happen. One has to question whether or not he's got himself hooked up with the right people to get him back in the ring with a credible fight, and whether or not he might consider going back to Main Events shortly.
Adamek has expressed interest in a rematch with Chris Arreola, and says that HBO wants that fight, too. The good news for Adamek is he's a highly respected fighter with fanbases both in Poland and the United States. But if you don't have the right people working for you, it's hard to make a good fight no matter who you are. Even someone as big as Floyd Mayweather or the Klitschko brothers, while they promote themselves for the most part, keep close ties with people who do the majority of their business dealings and are familiar with the sport.
This is a situation worth monitoring. It should be easy to get Adamek back in the ring, but it doesn't appear that's the case right now. He's never ducked a fight so I'm highly reluctant to blame him for any of this.