Tomasz Adamek will meet Eddie Chambers in a big heavyweight clash on June 16 at the Prudential Center in Newark, airing live on NBC Sports, reports Chris Mannix at Sports Illustrated.
Adamek (45-2, 28 KO) returned to the ring on March 24 with a win over Nagy Aguilera following a bad loss to Vitali Klitschko last September in Poland. Adamek had a bit of ring rust, but eventually took over the fight for good and banged out a solid win against an Aguilera who showed up to pull the upest.
Chambers (36-2, 18 KO) was supposed to fight Siarhei Liakhovich in January, but pulled out with an injury, same as he did last October when he was to face Tony Thompson. The 30-year-old American contender matches up nicely on paper with Adamek, as both are similar size and skilled heavyweights who can box.
Adamek and Chambers could be fighting for a shot at Wladimir Klitschko, who will face Tony Thompson on July 7. Like Thompson, Chambers has already lost to Wladimir, but Adamek has never fought the younger brother. His performance against Vitali wouldn't seem to make him a great opponent, but we're in a world where Wladimir just fought Jean-Marc Mormeck, so it can only go up at this point.
This is a terrific fight to make, a legitimate test for Adamek and for Chambers, too. The winner will have to earn it, and hats are again off to Main Events and matchmaker Russell Peltz, as well as NBC Sports. I had my worries about their series, but they're 2-for-2 for good shows so far, should be 3-for-3 when Gabe Rosado fights Joel Julio on June 1, and this should be strong, too. They're treating this series like major league boxing, even with a small budget. They deserve all the props they can get for that.