Tomasz Adamek won by wide scores tonight in Brooklyn on NBC Sports, but he survived a couple of scares and a gritty, game performance from Nagy Aguilera to get that win. Adamek won on scores of 100-90, 100-90, and 99-91. Bad Left Hook scored it 98-93 for Adamek.
Adamek (45-2, 28 KO) was fighting for the first time since September, when he lost badly to Vitali Klitschko in Poland. After starts and stops trying to move on without Main Events promoting him, he went back to Kathy Duva and Co. and wound up with a comeback fight on this show, and he had to earn the victory.
Aguilera (17-7, 12 KO) probably put in his best performance to date as a pro, hanging tough with a top fighter and refusing to back down even when Adamek was picking him apart with great combinations.
In the third round, just before the bell, Adamek caught Aguilera with a great counter shot that dipped the Dominican and nearly had him down. But in the fourth round, just as it seemed Aguilera was falling out of the fight for good and crumbling, he stormed back and landed some heavy shows on Adamek, hurting the Polish veteran.
Aguilera would have a couple more really strong moments along the way, but this was a clear Adamek win, and a nice performance. He didn't look rusty at all, and boxed beautifully for the most part, controlling with a sharp, accurate jab, and dealing with Aguilera's pressure very well.