In a successful heavyweight debut, Tomasz Adamek (39-1, 27 KO's) moved up from cruiserweight and destroyed Andrew Golota (41-8, 33 KO's) in 5 rounds in Poland tonight. Adamek beat Golota to the punch from the opening bell. Golota suffered a cut over his right eye and was dropped in the first round by a crisp combination. After that, Golota pressed forward and appeared to be looking for that big, one punch knockout. Adamek stood his ground and went punch for punch with the former heavyweight contender. Golota was sluggish and had no defense for the blistering punches Adamek was throwing and landing. Adamek had a significant advantage with his hand and foot speed. In the beginning of the fifth round, Adamek dropped Golota with a big left hook. Golota rose to his feet, but Adamek charged forward and blitzed him with a series of punches, prompting the referee to stop the bout.
What does this victory mean for Tomasz Adamek? Well, Golota is a washed up heavyweight, who was once a formidable heavyweight contender. But, Adamek still defeated a real heavyweight. He must get some credit for that. What's next for Adamek? Adamek could possibly face one of the Klitschko brothers, which would be a mega-fight especially in Europe with all of Poland behind Adamek and the Ukraine and Germany supporting Wladimir and/or Vitali Klitschko. Adamek looked impressive tonight in his first bout as a heavyweight. However, the question remains: Can Adamek defeat a heavyweight that is in his prime? Hang a punching bag without drilling with a heavy bag stand.