Michael Rosenthal

Adamek easily outpoints McBride, ready for a Klitschko

Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek dominated a plodding Kevin McBride to win a near-shutout decision Saturday in Newark, N.J.

Adamek (44-1, 28 knockouts) won by scores of 119-108, 120-107, 119-108, meaning he lost one round on two cards.

The Pole, who lives in New Jersey, has now secured a fight with one of the Klitschko brothers in the fall.

Wladimir Klitschko is scheduled to fight David Haye on July 2 if he has recovered sufficiently from a stomach injury. If he can't fight, then Vitali Klitschko will fight Haye, and Wladimir Klitschko will fight Adamek.

McBride (35-9-1, 25) is known for stopping Mike Tyson in Tyson's final fight but, at 37, the Irishman has neither the skills nor the speed to contend with a fighter as good as Adamek.

McBride lost a point in Round 7 for excessive holding.

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