Posted June 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Tomasz Adamek unanimously outpointed Eddie Chambers in a 12-round bout Saturday night to capture the IBF North American heavyweight championship. Adamek, a Polish fighter who lives in Kearny, N.J., has won two straight fights after losing a WBC heavyweight title fight to Vitali Klitschko last September in Poland. Adamek improved to 46-2, receiving winning scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 119-109. Chambers, who lost to Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF and WBO heavyweight crown in March 2010, was fighting for the first time since February of 2011, missing two scheduled bouts due to injury. Adamek dominated the early rounds, as Chambers could not muster any attack. Chambers apparently injured his left bicep in the first round, rendering his left hand as practically useless. Adamek continued his domination in the third and fourth rounds, switching up his boxing styles to keep Chambers at bay. Chambers failed to connect with a left at all in those two rounds, only scoring with his right. Adamek scored at will in the sixth round, using a stiff right jab to keep Chambers moving backwards. Chambers spent most of the round covering up and offering little offense. Adamek staggered Chambers in the seventh round, but appeared to do so while stepping on Chambers' foot. Chambers finally scored with two straight right hands in the eighth round. Chambers continued to score in the ninth round, pushing Adamek back on two occasions, giving it a game effort fighting with only one arm. Adamek then controlled the last two rounds to win the decision much to the delight of the Adamek-dominated crowd, which chanted ''Polska, Polska,'' in favor of Adamek all night. Chambers was fighting for the first time since the passing of his long-time manager ''Big'' Rob Murray, who died June 3. Murray's son, Rob, Jr. has taken over handling Chambers. On the undercard, heavyweight Bryant Jennings continued his ascent up the heavyweight ranks with a convincing unanimous 10-round decision over Steve Collins. Jennings improved to 14-0 overall with his victory, capturing the USBA Heavyweight Championship in the process. Collins fell to 25-2 with the defeat. Jennings hurt Collins with a solid left jab and right uppercut combination in the fourth round, knocking Collins into the ropes and causing a standing eight-count. Jennings continued to outscore Collins from that point on by a lopsided margin of scoring punches.
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