Adamek to return to ring in Feb against Estrada

Dec 5, 2009 - 4:48 AM NEWARK, N.J.(AP) -- Cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek will return to the ring against Jason Estrada in a heavyweight fight on Feb. 6 at the Prudential Center.

The popular polish fighter moved up in weight to knock out Andrew Golota on Oct. 24 in Lodz, Poland, and there was talk that he would fight Bernard Hopkins or challenge one of the heavyweight titleholders next.

Instead, Adamek (37-1, 27 KOs) will fight Estrada, who represented the United States at the 2004 Olympics but is just 16-2 with four KOs as a professional.

Adamek has a huge following among the Polish community in New Jersey. Before fighting Golota, fans packed the Prudential Center for wins over Bobby Gunn, Johnathon Banks and Steve Cunningham - the man Adamek defeated to win the IBF cruiserweight belt.






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