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Adamek vs. Rahman In The Works


The Tomasz Adamek Express will continue it’s journey to a world heavyweight title shot against Wladimir Klitschko with an April meeting against Hasim “The Rock” Rahman in April of 2011, BoxingInsider.com has learned. With a million-dollar title shot virtually a guarantee – Adamek is slated to become the WBO mandatory challenger to Klitschko sometime this summer – the talented Pole evidently will bypass an invitation into the IBF eliminator tournament and a risky date with Samuel Peter.

Instead it will be 38-year-old Rahman who has a career record of 49-7-2 (40 KO’s). Rahman stands 6-2 1/2 and has posted four consecutive stoppage wins (Damon Reed, Macrus McGee, Shannon Miller, Clinton Boldridge) since his last world title fight – the seventh-round TKO loss to Wladimir Klitschko in Mannheim, Germany in 2008.

Rahman started boxing at age 20, turned pro at 22 and won the world title from Lennox Lewis at age 26 in 2001.

34-year-old Adamek, who started boxing at age 12, turned pro in 1999 at age 22, has a record of 43-1 (28 KO’s). Rahman will be Adamek’s sixth fight at heavyweight and his first encounter with a former world heavyweight champion.

Adamek vs. Rahman would be staged in mid-April in Poland, according to a member of Team Adamek.

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