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Quotes and Photos from Adamek workout

Posted on 06/24/2009

Photo Credits: Tom Casino

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.”

From Adamek:

When asked about 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.”

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 asked about fighting at Prudential Center – “First time I saw this place I thought it is beautiful! There is nothing like that in Poland. Many Polish people live near Prudential Center, I feel very at home there. It is very exciting to look up and see all the Polish people.”

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.”

“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 how you get the big TV contracts, how you can get your dreams.”

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 boxer’s 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. I have watched Bobby Gunn, we are prepared.”

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