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Adamek to Defend IBF Title Vs. Gunn

Posted on 05/28/2009

Tomasz Adamek to Defend IBF World Cruiserweight Title vs. Hackensack’s Bobby Gunn Saturday, July 11th at Newark’s Prudential Center

Totowa, New Jersey—The “Main Event Boxing Series” brings world championship boxing back to Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday, July 11th as World IBF Cruiserweight Champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek of Jersey City puts his title on the line against popular Hackensack Cruiserweight Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn, promoters Main Events and Ziggy Promotions announced today.

Also slated to appear on the show are a quartet of unbeaten standouts, including Paterson Welterweight Henry Crawford, (21-0); Morganville, N.J.’s promising middleweight prospect Denis “The Momma’s Boy” Douglin, (2-0, 2 KO’s) and undefeated Polish standouts Piotor Wilczewski, (22-0, super middleweight) and 13-0 cruiserweight Mateusz Masternak.

In his previous two appearances at “The Rock,” Adamek, (37-1, 25 KO’s) thrilled his legion of fans with his non-stop action packed performances. In December of 2008, Adamek took the IBF Cruiserweight title and earned recognition as the linear “Ring Magazine” Cruiserweight Titlist, when he knocked down Philadelphia’s Steve Cunningham twice to rock the house with a breathtaking upset victory that was cited for “Fight of the Year” honors. Two months later the native of Zywiec, Poland successfully defended his title against Jonathan Banks of Detroit’s famed Kronk Gym before a house full of partisan fans with a blistering eighth round knockout.

Adamek promises his fans more of the same when he takes the ring on July 11th. “I love performing in front of my fans at Prudential Center in Newark,” he said. “I can’t wait to get back there in July and give them another good show.”

“I’m over the moon,” the hard punching Gunn (21-3, 18 KO’s) said when he learned that the bout was made. “I’m going to make everyone proud of me. Just wait and see. I am so excited.”

Tickets, priced at $38, $53, $78, $103 (floor), and $253 (ringside), can be purchased at Prudential Center Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or Doors open at 7:00pm

A Fan Festival will be held outside Prudential Center at Entry Plaza, Edison and Mulberry Streets prior to doors opening, time TBA. Food, beverages and music.


Ellen Haley, Main Events [email protected], 973-903-6715

Joy Gulledge, Prudential Center, [email protected], 973-757-6509

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