Tomasz Adamek vs. Eddie Chambers

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2012-06-16 : Tomasz Adamek 225 lbs beat Eddie Chambers 202 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

  • Aired On: NBC Sports "Fight Night" (Main Event)
  • IBF North American Heavyweight Title (Vacant title)

Notes

  • Tomasz Adamek 45-2 (28 KOs) vs. Eddie Chambers 36-2 (18 KOs)
  • Adamek entered as the #3 heavyweight contender by The Ring Magazine. Chambers, who had not fought in over 16 months and just once in two years and three months, was unranked by the same publication. [1]
  • At 202 lbs., Chambers was fighting at the lightest weight of his professional career.
  • Chambers entered as a 1.7/1 betting underdog. [2]
  • B.J. Flores scored the bout 115-113 in favor of Chambers.
  • Cap Roberts scored it 114-114 a draw.

Bout Summary

Adamek came forward behind a jab in the opening round. Chambers used movement and made Adamek miss often, while slipping in a few shots of his own. Chambers informed his corner following the first round he had sustained a muscle injury to his left arm. He often switched between orthodox and southpaw stances and threw sparingly with the left hand throughout. Chambers continued to slip the majority of Adamek's shots in Round 2. In Round 3, Adamek worked less with the jab and had some success with combinations. Chambers landed a couple of decent looping right hands. Adamek out landed Chambers in Rounds 5 and 6 as Chambers' offense waned and he fought strictly with his right hand. Chambers likely landed the cleaner shots in Round 7 as he had success with the right hand over Adamek's jab. A pair of right hands bloodied the nose of Adamek in the first half of Round 8, before Adamek came on with the higher output to close the round. Round 9 was largely controlled by Adamek as he pressed the action and greatly outworked Chambers. Chambers was still able to make Adamek miss, but likely did not return enough punches to earn the round. Chambers had an improved tenth round by landing with single right hands over Adamek's jab. Adamek, who appeared to take the round off, did much less than in the ninth. He turned back up his aggression in Rounds 11 and 12 as Chambers flipped out his right hand but was outworked.