Main Events sent out a press release in which Tomasz Adamek put out a challenge to and insulted new WBA heavyweight titleholder David Haye, calling the Englishman "scared."
"David, if you want to fight against somebody who punches back at your face—not the empty air—you know where to find me," Adamek declared. "You call yourself the best heavyweight fighter in the world after running scared for the whole fight with Nikolai Valuev? It’s not even funny."
Kathy Duva of Main Events thinks it's a great fight on paper, and I would have to agree.
"It’s been a very long time since the boxing public has seen the kind of action in a heavyweight title fight that they enjoyed before the advent of the Super Heavyweights who dominate the division these days."
"When a heavyweight title fight is exciting, there is always a ‘smaller’ guy in the ring pressing the action. Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Jack Dempsey and, of course, Evander Holyfield, to name a few, all fought in their primes under 215 pounds. The next great heavyweight will come from the Cruiserweight division and we believe that he will be Tomasz Adamek."
I don't think there's any questioning that Haye-Adamek would be one of the most exciting significant fights in the heavyweight division. But it's not going to happen any time soon, with Haye having a mandatory challenge coming from John Ruiz. After that, though, Haye-Adamek really could be a barnburner. I actually think it's a perfect fight for Haye. He'd be the bigger man in that one and I think he hits a lot harder. As good as Adamek's chin is, we've never seen him against someone that can bang like David Haye. Whatever else you think of Haye, his power is very, very real.