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Adamek-McBride fight to take place on April 23 in Newark, N.J.
Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek will fight veteran Kevin McBride on April 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Adamek's home arena.
The Tomasz Adamek-Kevin McBride fight will take place on April 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., RingTV.com has learned.
Adamek (43-1, 28 knockouts) and his handlers considered staging the event in the fighter’s native Poland but decided on the Prudential Center, where Adamek has fought six times.
This is a tune-up fight for Adamek, who has agreed to face one of the Klitschko brothers in September, although which one hasn’t been determined.
McBride (35-8-1, 29 KOs) is best known for stopping Mike Tyson in six rounds in 2005, Tyson’s last fight. The Irishman isn’t considered a threat to Adamek, though.
McBride is 6-foot-6 (198cm), which means Adamek will have one more opportunity to get used to fighting a tall opponent to better prepare for a Klitschko.
McBride had lost four consecutive fights until narrowly outpointing Franklin Egobi in October.