Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek, who complained of feeling ill on Wednesday, has been replaced by Philadelphia’s Garrett Wilson for Saturday’s NBC-televised bout against Vyacheslav Glazkov at The Turning Stone Resort and Casino, according to Main Events.
“For the first time in my career, I have had to pull out of a bout. I apologize to all of my fans, but the stomach flu has hit me so hard, that it is impossible to go through with Saturday night’s bout,” said Adamek in a prepared statement.
“I was hoping against the odds that I would recover suffienciently to compete. However, that has not happened. My doctor has told me that I should not fight, and, very honestly, I feel awful. Therefore, I had to inform Main Events that I could not compete on Saturday. Again, I apologize, but the circumstances are beyond my control.”
A 31-year-old who has spent time fighting as a cruiserweight, Wilson (13-6-1, 7 KOs) is coming off a unanimous-decision loss in February to Alexander Alexseev that ended a 6-0-1 unbeaten streak that had included three straight knockouts. Glazkov is 15-0-1, with 11 knockouts.
Also on the card is a bout between unbeaten lightweights Karl Dargan and Michael Brooks, light heavyweights Isaac Chilemba and Michael Gbenga, super middleweights Andy Mejias and Latin Mundy, and John Magda and Maurice Maro.
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