Talks have been rumbling for a few weeks now, but now it is a official that on Thursday December 9th, two of the tri-state areas most popular fighters will go toe-to-toe in what promises to be an all-out war, when heavyweight fan favorite, and one of boxing ultimate blood and guts warriors, Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24KO’s) takes on Poland’s favorite son, Tomasz Adamek (42-1, 27KO’s) at the Prudential Center, in Newark, NJ. The bout, promoted by Star Boxing, Main Events and Ziggy Promotions, is scheduled for twelve rounds and will be for Adamek’s IBF International Heavyweight and WBO NABO Heavyweight Titles. A press conference to officially announce the fight was held Thursday October 14th, at the Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, NJ. Below are quotes from the presser.
Joe DeGuardia (Star Boxing): As a company, an individual, but most importantly as a real boxing fan, this is a fight I couldn’t be more excited about. This fight is going to be a war from the opening bell. These types of fights are what boxing is all about. You have two warriors who are going to give it their all and leave everything they have in the ring come December 9th. Vinny is one of those throwback fighters, he bleeds, he gets hit, but he never stops coming. Just like with Gatti vs. Ward, you had a proud Italian vs. a proud Irishmen; in this fight you have Italian vs. Polish, NY vs. NJ. It’s going to be one of those fights that you will not want to miss.
Kathy Duva (Main Events): Every time Tomasz steps in the ring at the Prudential Center it is absolutely electric. I compare Tomasz’s fights to a NFL football game, in that you have tons of raucous fans, all wearing their team colors, just instead of watching football its even better because you are watching boxing. Boxing needs more fights like this. You have two fighters who you just know are going to give 1000% once they step into that ring. I assure you this is a fight you will want to come see, you will have the time of your life. This isn’t going to just be a night of boxing on December 9th but an all around party.
Vinny Maddalone: I am very thankful for this opportunity and just really excited about this fight. Stylistically we are very similar, we both like to come forward and throw a lot of punches, and you will see that come fight night. I know I’m the underdog in this fight, but I have been an underdog my entire career. I’m going to give everything I have come December 9th and give all the fans there at the Prudential Center, and around the world watching on Pay-Per-View a performance they won’t forget.
Tomasz Adamek: December 9th is the date that I am returning to the Prudential Center and I am very excited. I know we will both make a good showing and I invite everyone to come out and join us.