Adamek prepares for Gunn!
Photos by Tom Casino for Main Events
From Tomasz Adamek:
When asked about the caliber of his opponent Bobby Gunn -
“For me every fight is a big fight. I basically prepare the same way each time; of course we make adjustments to fit my opponent. Gunn is hungry, it’s his big chance, and he could be dangerous. I am serious about this fight.”
When asked about his training -
“I train very hard. I am always, always preparing. I am concentrating on sparring now. I am ready for this fight”
When asked about fighting at Prudential Center –
“First time I saw this place I thought it was beautiful! There is nothing like that in Poland. Many Polish people live near Prudential Center, I feel very at home there. I always invite all my Polish fans every time I fight there. It is very exciting to look up and see all the Polish people.”
You are known as a guy who can take a punch, how do you develop that? –
“There is no practice for this. I come from a small village in Poland, Gilowice. I am a mountain guy, I am tough.”
When and why did you start boxing? –
“I started boxing when I was 12, I liked it right away. My father loved boxing. He died when I was 2 years old, I don’t remember him, but he said to my Mother, ‘If we have a son, he will be a boxer’, I want to make him proud.”
Other Adamek quotes:
“I could have many fights in Poland but I can’t get a big fight there. I knew that if I want to be a big fighter I had to come to the United States. I want to fight all the best boxers in the world. If you get a big name in boxing that is when you get the big TV contracts, how you can get your dreams.”
“People ask if I want to fight Klitschko. Not now, right now I am a cruiserweight. Perhaps next year I will get to heavyweight. I have to train to get there, I have to do it right.”
From Trainer Andrew Gmitruk:What are you working on now? –
“You know, we keep our style because he’s been boxing about 20 years and you don’t want to change a boxers style. It’s dangerous to change everything. We want to keep it because it is very difficult for most boxers. He has very good footwork, very good direction, speed, a lot of jabs. He is dangerous for everybody.”
From Promoter, Kathy Duva of Main Events –
“Ticket sales are tracking way ahead of any other Adamek box office and the fight is still three weeks away. We are very excited and encouraged by the trends.”
Tickets for the fight start at $38 and are available through TicketMaster or at Prudential Center Box Office. Group discounts are available. Tickets, priced at $38, $53, $78, $103 and $253 (ringside), can be purchased at Prudential Center Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visiting Prucenter.com. First fight will be 7:00pm.
A Fan Festival will be held outside Prudential center at Entry Plaza, corner of Edison and Mulberry Streets beginning 5:00pm. Food, beverages, music and fun!