Tomasz Adamek faces Travis Walker tomorrow in Newark.
Tomorrow afternoon in Newark, live on Wealth TV in the United States, Main Events presents a heavyweight showcase card featuring their top names in the division, headlined by Tomasz Adamek taking on veteran gatekeeper Travis Walker.
Adamek (46-2, 28 KO) came in today at 222½ pounds for the 12-round main event, which will be contested for a minor IBF title, as well as serving as an eliminator for the No. 2 spot in the IBF rankings. In case you've forgotten who holds which belt, Wladimir Klitschko is the long-standing IBF heavyweight champion.
Walker (39-7-1, 31 KO) weighed in at 235 pounds. While obviously you have to favor the highly-regarded, well-respected Adamek, who has homefield advantage in Newark and is simply a better boxer, the 33-year-old Walker is a guy who makes fights interesting, and has some legitimate thump. If he catches Adamek, who knows? If he can't, he'll lose.
Two other heavyweight fights will be featured on the card. Main Events top prospect Bryant Jennings (14-0, 6 KO) will be in what amounts to a stay-busy fight against Chris Koval (25-9, 18 KO). Jennings weighed in at 230 pounds, with Koval at 226. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds.
Former top cruiserweight Steve Cunningham (24-4, 12 KO) is returning to the U.S. under the Main Events banner, as well, and will be moving up to the heavyweight division tomorrow. Cunningham hasn't bulked up much, weighing in at 207 pounds, with opponent Jason Gavern (21-10-4, 10 KO) tipping the scales at 239 pounds. Their fight is also set for 10 rounds.
Jerry Belmontes, 129 vs Joselito Collado, 129 (8 Rounds)
Karl Dargan, 136 vs Jesse Carradine, 130 (6 Rounds)
Jose Peralta, 141 vs Christian Steele, 140 (6 Rounds)