Tomasz Adamek continued to press his case as a heavyweight last night at the Prudential Centre in Newark, NJ with a victory over former amateur star Jason Estrada.
Former light heavy and cruiserweight world champ Adamek took awhile to get accustomed to the good jab and fast hands of the shorter Estrada but by the second half of the bout the always patient Pole found his rhythm.
Adamek shook off Estrada's shots to deliver crisp combinations that worked in rights to the head and left to the body but Estrada's sturdy chin allowed him to finish the fight competitively.
After 12 frames, Adamek, 40-1 (27), held onto his WBA International heavyweight title by scores of 115-113, 116-112 and 118-110. Estrada drops to 16-3 (4) after a good performance.
On the undercard, middleweight Peter Quillin, 21-0 (15), returned from 18 months away from the ring to widely outpoint steel-chinned veteran Fernado Zuniga, 28-10 (20), over ten frames.
At the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas, two lightweight contenders went at it as Brandon Rios, 24-0-1 (18), dominated Jorge Teron, 23-2-1 (15), before stopping the New Yorker in the fourth for the Interim NABF crown.
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