Tomasz Adamek is a Polish professional boxer who is the former WBC world light heavyweight champion. Born on December 1,1976, Adamek is also the former IBF and IBO champion. He began boxing at the age of 12 and trained with Stefan Gawron and Stanislaw Orlicki. He amassed an impressive record of108 out of 120 fights, winning the 1995 and 1996 Poland Amateur Middleweight championship title, the 1997 Poland Amateur Light heavyweight title, and the 1997 World Amateur Boxing title in Budapest. He also won the European Amateur Boxing title in Minsk, before turning pro in 1999.

He made his debut on the ring on March 13, 1995 in Manchester, facing off against Israel Khumalo, whom the Polish boxer easily demolished in the first round with a TKO. He followed this up with another victory over Paul Briggs, bagging the vacant WBC light heavyweight title in the process. The fight is infamous for being one of the most brutal in boxing history. Briggs suffered from a large cut above his eye while Adamek was bleeding from the nose. He defended this title and won by a KO against German boxer Thomas Ulrich. Briggs made another move for the title in 2006 which Adamek easily foiled and won by a majority decision.

Born 1 Dec 1976
Nationality Poland Poland
Nickname Granite chin

Adamek suffered his first defeat at the hands of Chad Dawson on February 3, 2007, after he was knocked down in the second round and then in the seventh round. He moved up to the cruiser weight division after this defeat. He won the cruiser weight title in 2008 before moving up the heavyweight division in 2009, when he defeated Andrew Golota in the fifth round to win the IBF international heavyweight title. Most recent wins in 2010 include his victory over Michael Grant on August 21 and his defeat over Vincent Maddalone in the 5th round via TKO.

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