Tomasz Adamek (; born 1 December 1976 in Żywiec, Poland) is a Polish professional heavyweight boxer. His record is 44-1 (28 KOs).He is the former WBC world light heavyweight champion and the former IBF, IBO and The Ring magazine cruiserweight champion. As of the end of 2009, Ring Magazine has ranked Adamek as the 30th best boxer in the world. Adamek is known for having an exceptionally "sturdy chin."
Adamek began boxing at age 12 in boxing club Góral Żywiec with his trainers Stefan Gawron and Stanisław Orlicki.
Amateur highlights and lowlights
1995 and 1996 Poland Amateur Middleweight Champion.
Adamek made his professional boxing debut on 13 March 1999 in Manchester, England against Israel Khumalo. He won by TKO in first round.
Winning the light heavyweight title
Adamek won the vacant WBC light heavyweight title defeating Paul "Firepower" Briggs by majority decision on 21 May 2005. The fight was described by some as one of the most brutal in recent memory, as Briggs suffered a large cut above his left eye early in the fight and Adamek bled profusely... Read More