"Battle of New Jersey vs New York Heavyweight Titans"
La La Palooza
Presented by: Main Events & Ziggy Productions, in association with Star Boxing, to be held at Newarks Prudential Center December 9, 2010.
Tomas Adamek vs Vinny Maddalone
Ladies and gentleman, may I at this time introduce both boxers, both heavyweights, both Titans in thier divisions.
In this corner we have Tomasz "Goral” Adamek, current IBF Heavyweight International Champion and WBO, NABO Heavyweight Champion and former Light Heavy Weight and IBF Cruiserweight Champion, born December 1, 1976 in Zywiec Poland, now residing in New Jersey record 42-1-0-ko’s 27.
Unbeknownst to his family , at age 12 began boxing and developed talent and speed, and caught the eye of trainer Poland’s Olympic coach Andrzei Gimitruk.
At age 19 Tomasz became one of only three boxers to win Polish National championship in 1995, again in 1996 and a bronze medal European Championship and compiled an amateur record of 108-12 that was March 1998.
A new rising star began March 3, 1998 the beginning of his professional career. Tomasz pro debut began with a first round KO and continued with eights straight wins by KO.
Adamek in 2001 won IBC Intercontinental Light Heavyweight, in 2002 Polish International Light Heavyweight title , in Finland 2003 he won the IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title, 2004 he won the WBO Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Championship. This reward brought him world attention as well as world contention.
Then he came to America and blew the doors off the light heavy weight division and Cruiserweight division, the year was 2005, he wasted no time.
Adamek said “ I came to the United States to become world champ. My faith in GOD will give me the mental and physical power to win. I have dreamed of becoming a world champ since I was 12.”
Then his first match in the U.S. was for the covenant WBC Light Heavyweight belt and he won; by defeating Paul “ Hurricane” Briggs: in the Windy City aka Lil Poland USA. The year 2005.
After a slight lose of this Light Heavyweight title to “Bad Chad Dawson in 2007. He bounced back in 2008 against O’neill Bell in an IBF cruiserweight eliminator which forced the former undisputed Cruiserweight champ to retire on his stool after only six rounds.
From here was a stellar rise as he took on formable opponents, the likes of : Steve “USS” Cunningham, Jonathan Banks, Bobby Gunn, Jason Estrada, and finally Big Michael Grant.
Now are at the end of 2010. Thomasz Adamek reflects back and responds at the press conference held at Global Gym located in North Bergen N.J. “ After Grant, I sat down with Roger Bloodworth and Ziggy. We said what do we do now? We need an opponent that brings to the Prudential Center arena many fans. We gave a chance to Vinny Maddalone. In every fight, he is exciting. I think Vinny Maddalone is a good boxer, but I am better."
Now ladies and gentleman, may I direct your attention over in the opposite corner the top contender heavyweight Vinny Maddalone, from Queens N.Y. the home grown banger that comprised a record of 33-6-0- Ko’s 24, WOW and an exciting fighter with a throwback style.
The two combatants have some things in common:
Both considered titans
Both powerful flatfooted fighters
Both started professional debuted the same year
Both won their pro debut with first round knock outs
Both crowd pleasers
Maddalone come with a greatest hits list himself. The likes of :
Alfred Cole, Evander Holyfield, Benji Baker, Marc Mormeck and Dominique Alexander.
Maddalone shows he is a juggernaut in boxing. Starting out in Toughman contests at age 17. Vinny is described as fearless, daredevil, hits like a mule, colorful, and a warrior style.
As written about Maddalone. An aggressive power puncher, Maddalone has dedicated himself to reaching the top of his sport. He is constantly improving skills have been evident as he has steeped up his competition. “ I would say my desire and my heart are my greasted asset. I have an unstoppable will to keep coming and work hard. I’m learning the skills , but I think the thing I bring to boxing is heart which you can’t learn, you just have to be born with it.” Maddalone already a fan favorite in his native N.Y., says he is eager for another chance at a big fight in front of a large audience..
At The presser Vinny Maddalone stated “ I know I am going in as the underdog, but you know, I’ve been the underdog throughout my career. So all I’ve got to say is I’m going to give it everything I got in the ring. I am going to leave it all in the ring that night and I’m going to let my hands do the talking.” I’m going to take 2 or 3 punches to exchange one, that’s me. I’m not going to change overnight. We are working on little things in the gym that will hopefully make a difference on December 9th : be first ; head movement; don’t let him dictate the fight.”
“I hope to give the fans their moneys worth. It’ll be a fight like that. What I get out of it, is that people come up to me after the fight and say WoW, I haven’t seen a fight like that since the 50’s. To me that means everything.” “ I think the Polish people are going to fall in love with me because they are going to say. ’There’s a guy who gives it everything he’s got. It’s going to be great.”
SO, grab those tickets and arrive early to say you were there. It’s going to be a La La Palooza night!!
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Chairman of Ratings Committee World Professional Boxing Federation and United States Boxing Council (WPBF-USBC)