Written by Jordan Stoddart (TBO) – Photo courtesy of The Boxing Observer
August. 6, 2013, (ISN) – Polish heavyweight star Tomasz Adamek is apparently in negotiations to fight the American prospect Bryant Jennings in what on paper could be a terrific fight.
The two-weight world champion is coming off a weekend win over the veteran Dominick Guinn which was his 5th straight victory since his trashing at the hands of WBC king Vitali Klitschko back in 2011. The popular Pole (49(29)-2-1) would be looking to use the potentially tricky bout as a springboard for another shot at the Klitschko brothers, although he was lucky to escape with a points win over former cruiserweight rival Steve Cunningham at the end of last year.
A fight between Adamek and Jennings would be an excellent piece of matchmaking, and is another example of how the heavyweight division is responding to life in the current saturated landscape where two brothers own all the major titles, with one having been inactive for the best part of a year. David Haye and Tyson Fury have agreed to lock horns in what could be a massive mainstream fight. There are also plans for Dereck Chisora to face either Denis Boytsov or Kubrat Pulev next, with Chris Arreola and Seth Mitchell allegedly in talks for a showdown this fall. All 3 of these are quality fights which do not hold any interest in the major sanctioning bodies. There are certainly some exciting times ahead for the heavies.
Jennings (17(9)-0) is a surprise leader in the pack of promising US heavyweights including Seth Mitchell and Deontay Wilder. The undefeated Philadelphian is co-promoted by Russell Peltz and Main Events who coincidentally guide Adamek’s career, so in theory the intriguing clash should be easy to make and will probably land on HBO as the network have expressed an interest. Jennings has only fought once this year, although it was an impressive stoppage win over the usually durable Andrey Fedosov. Kudos for the Pole should he take the fight as it does represent a potential banana-skin, although in reality the former champions quality would no doubt be evident should they face-off as expected late this year.
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