Adamek, Abraham schedule stay-busy bouts
Cruiserweight champ Tomasz Adamek (37-1, 25 knockouts) will defend his RING/IBF titles against undeserving challenger Bobby Gunn at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on July 11.
Adamek was originally scheduled to defend against the more deserving Matt Godfrey but when Showtime passed on televising the fight THE RING's No. 10-rated contender had to be replaced by Gunn, a 35-year-old journeyman who has gone 5-0-1 since suffering a first-round KO to titleholder Enzo Maccarinelli, who presumably settled for lesser money.
The bout with Gunn (21-3-1, 18 KOs) will be Adamek's third consecutive title bout at the Prudential Center since December.
Arthur Abraham, THE RING's No. 1-rated middleweight, will defend his IBF title against unheralded Mahir Oral (25-1-2, 10 KOs) at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin on June 27, according to Fightnews.com.
The bout with Oral is a voluntary defense of his IBF belt. Abraham (29-0, 23 KOs) has a mandatory defense against IBF No. 1 contender (but unranked by THE RING) Giovanni Lorenzo.