Chris Arreola vs. Tomasz Adamek

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Tomasz Adamek 217 lbs beat Chris Arreola 250 lbs by MD in round 12 of 12


Chris Arreola vs. Tomasz Adamek (poster).jpg
  • NABO title had been vacated by Brian Minto.
  • Adamek trained for this bout in Houston with Ronnie Shields, former trainer of Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson.
  • Adamek bloodied Arreola's face in the later rounds.
  • Adamek took this bout near Arreola's home town, gave away three inches in height and 33 pounds in weight, but many Polish fans were in the house cheering for Adamek.
  • Adamek circled Arreola and countered him for most of the bout, landing three or four punches to every punch thrown by Arreola, building an early lead on points, never trying to overpower him.
  • Emotional bout for Adamek, who dedicated his performance to the 96 Polish lives lost in the recent plane crash in Western Russia, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and many members of the Polish government.
  • Arreola stunned and staggered Adamek a number of times in the middle rounds.
  • Adamek used superior hand speed and foot movement to win the last four rounds.
  • Arreola landed some big combinations in round 10, but both of his eyes were badly swollen.
  • Post fight comments by Arreola: "I thought I had him in the fifth round. He head butted me a lot. He beat me. I hurt my (right) hand in the fifth round, but kept going."
  • Arreola knocked out Adamek's mouthpiece with a right hand in the fourth, with Adamek pinned on the ropes. Adamek warned by referee Jack Reiss for a low blow in the sixth.
  • COMPUBOX statistics:
    • Total punches thrown and landed: Adamek 197 of 631, Arreola 127 of 532.
    • Power punches thrown and landed: Adamek 128 of 309, Arreola 67 of 213.

Preceded by:
Minto vs. Holmes
NABO Heavyweight Title Fight
# 28
Succeeded by:
Adamek vs. Grant