2005-05-21 Tomasz Adamek w pts 12 Paul Briggs, United Centre, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WBC

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2005-05-21 Tomasz Adamek w pts 12 Paul Briggs, United Centre, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WBC. Referee: Tim Adams. Scorecards: 117-113, 115-113, 114-114. Fighting for the title vacated by Antonio Tarver, Adamek (175) started the better of the pair when taking the opening four rounds, banging in right hands, but Briggs (175) was severely handicapped when gashed over the left eye after heads came together in the second. It remained close though as Briggs hit back with solid right hands of his own, but damage to Adamek’s right eye and a broken nose was not helping the latter by the middle rounds. In the eighth Briggs almost had Adamek over from several vicious rights to the head before being pegged back by jabs and in the final two rounds the latter mixed it up with the Australian to make sure of the verdict.