On June 16, heavyweight contenders Tomasz Adamek and Eddie Chambers will duke it out in Newark’s Prudential Center. Both heavyweights need a gust of wind in their sails and a win here should provide it. Adamek, 35, is rebuilding after a one-sided TKO loss to Vitali Klitschko. Chambers, 30, is in the midst of trying to put a painful last-round stoppage loss to Vitali’s little brother Wladimir further back in the rearview mirror.
Date: June 16, 2012
Site: Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey
Division: Heavyweights: 12 Rounds
Credit: Wojciech Kubik - Kubikfoto
It’s wrong to come down on these fighters because they are clearly at a sub-Klitschko level. At the same time, what is the goal? To become the best of the rest? Is Alexander Povetkin’s WBA belt the new goal for the slew of contenders who are out of the Klitschko sweepstakes? Could either of these guys figure in the post-Klitschko era? Both men face the potentially-deflating prospect of regrouping after emphatically ...