ADAMEK-CUNNINGHAM II UNDERCARD FINALIZED
Preess Release: Before Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham lock horns in the nationally televised main event in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday afternoon, a full slate of "pick-em" preliminary bouts are scheduled for the live ringside audience. In the eight-round televised cofeature, Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov, (13-0, 9 KOs) battles Tor Hamer (19-1, 12 KOs) in a heavyweight showdown of rising heavyweights. Hamer, of New York, is a little better known on the East Coast, but Ukraine's Glazkov, fighting in the USA for just the second time, will look to use his punching power as his introduction to boxing fans. The fight opens the NBC 4 PM ET TV broadcast.
Two local lightweights, Naim Nelson (8-0) and Osnel Charles (9-4-1) will do battle in an eight rounder.
Nelson, 22, of Philadelphia, won 70 out of 77 amateur fights and five Philadelphia Golden Gloves titles before turning pro midway through 2011. He also won the vacant Pennsylvania state lightweight championship in his last fight over Victor Vasquez.
Charles, 28, is a crowd-pleaser in his backyard Atlantic City casinos. A pro since 2009, Charles also holds a points win over Victor Vasquez, as well as victories over three one-time prospects, Danny McDermott, Chris Green, and Anthony Flores. His 2011 KO of Flores was a classic one-punch stunner.
Popular heavyweight William Miranda, of Allentown, returns to Bethlehem on Saturday's card in a four-rounder against David Williams of Philadelphia. Miranda, 34, survived cuts over both eyes September 21st, but rallied to post a six-round decision over Pedro Martinez, of Philadelphia. His record is 6-5-1, with every bout a crowd-pleaser. The 35 year old Williams (6-6-1) nearly pulled an upset in his most recent fight, but lost on points to Patrick Farrell, in a four-round brawl on June 16th.
Amateur standout Jerome Rodriguez, of Bethlehem, takes on Edwardo Stith, of Philadelphia, in a four-round junior welterweight contest. Rodriguez is 1-0-1, and Stith makes his pro debut.
In a contest of Philadelphia welterweights, Korey Sloane (2-5-1) meets Tyrell Boggs (0-5) in a four rounder. Both fighters have been matched tough throughout their young careers, but always come to fight.
The main event between Adamek and Cunningham is a twelve-round fight that is a rematch of their classic 2008 cruiserweight championship bout. This time they fight as heavyweights and are expected to be "Bigger, Better, Stronger."
DECEMBER 22 FIGHT INFO:
December 22nd at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. The main event features current IBF North American Heavyweight Champion Tomasz "Goral" Adamek (47-2, 29 KO's) of Kearny, N.J. vs. Steve "USS" Cunningham (25-4, 12 KO's) of Philadelphia, Pa., in a 12-round heavyweight fight.
The main event and co-feature will be broadcast on NBC network TV beginning 4PM ET. The card is presented by Main Events and Ziggy Promotions in association with Peltz Boxing, DiBella Entertainment and Pushka.
To purchase the remaining tickets, contact the Sands Bethlehem Event Center box office 610-297-7414, Main Events 973-200-7050 and Peltz Boxing 215-765-0922, Ticketmaster, http://www.ticketmaster.com/Tomasz-Adamek-vs-Steve-Cunningham-tickets/artist/1794999.