IBF Title Eliminator
Adamek vs Walker
Date: September 8, 2012
Time: 2PM EST
The fight will be part of an important Saturday afternoon heavyweight triple-header that figures to help identify the next wave of world title challengers at the top of boxing's food chain - the heavyweight division.
Tomasz Adamek returns to Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on the afternoon of Saturday, September 8th when he takes on Travis Walker of Houston, the #12 contender, for the IBF's North American Heavyweight Title.
Standing nearly 6'5", Walker (39-7-1, 31 KO's) is coming off a big TKO win over Kali Meehan in Australia. A true road warrior known for his size and punching power, Walker has gone the distance with #3 contender Kubrat Pulev and Ruslan Chagaev in Germany. In addition to Meehan, Walker defeated Alonzo Butler, who was 28-1 at the time.
"Tomasz has expressed his desire to face tall opponents in order to better prepare for inevitable future fights with the many super-sized heavyweights who are in the division," said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. "Travis Walker is a top 12 contender coming off a big win who is eager to face Adamek's challenge. We expect another great event at Pru Center. The only difference will be that this show will take place in the afternoon to accommodate Polish television."
In his most recent bout, Adamek (46-2, 28 KO's) captured the IBF North American heavyweight championship title when he defeated Eddie Chambers of Philadelphia, who suffered a bicep tear early in the fight.
Adamek said, "I like Travis as an opponent because he is a tough fighter and all his fights are interesting. Every fight he fights is for the fans, like me." He added, "I have fought at Prudential Center eight times and I am excited to come back to give my fans a good fight and another exciting win."