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Boxing Result: Adamek Stopps Gunn To Retain IBF Crown

IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek handled the challenge of opponent Bobby Gunn with little difficulty last night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, as expected.

35 year old former light middleweight Gunn had no shortage of heart going into the bout but had only ever competed against lower level competition aside from a first round stoppage at the hands of WBO champ Enzo Maccarinelli in 2007.

In sharp contrast, 32 year old Adamek had previously held the WBC light heavyweight crown, losing only to current world champion Chad Dawson two years ago before heading to cruiserweight where he captured the IBF belt with a thrilling victory over Steve Cunningham last December.

Not many gave Gunn much of a chance in this title challenge and the Jersey City native gutted it out for four rounds despite being outclassed from the start.

Adamek displayed his arsenal in impressive fashion, raking the challenger with sharp jabs and spearing hooks to the body that set up crunching right crosses.

Gunn was kept on the defensive trying to survive the taller Adamek's shelling and anything he did manage to land failed to make a dent in the champion's iron chin.

After four rounds of the one way traffic, the contest was stopped on the advice of the ringside physician before the fifth could begin.

Adamek retains his WBC cruiserweight belt, improving to 38-1 (26), while Gunn drops to 21-4-1 (18).

The undercard saw victories by cruiserweight Ran Nakash, welter Henry Crawford and super middle Curtis Stevens.

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