First McBride then Klitschkos for Adamek

First McBride then Klitschkos for Adamek

Published Apr. 6, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Tomasz Adamek (43-1, 28 KO) and Kevin McBride (35-8-1, 29 KO) will square off this Saturday in a heavyweight bout. The bout will take place in Adamek’s adopted hometown of Newark, NJ, and will be shown on Integrated Sports Pay-Per-View, presented by Main Events Promotions, as part of its Brick City Boxing series from The Prudential Center.

Adamek, the former WBC light heavyweight and IBF cruiserweight champion, will be making his sixth appearance in the heavyweight division. After wins over former champion Andrew Golota and title contenders Chris Arreola and Michael Grant, all that stands in the way of Adamek and a shot at an already-signed heavyweight title is the 37-year-old McBride.

Since his flagship win over Mike Tyson in 2005, a sixth-round TKO victory, McBride has lost four of his last six, with two of those losses coming by way of knockout.

Scheduled for the undercard action will be 23-year-old Andrzej Fonfara (16-2, 7 KO), a native of Warsaw, Poland, taking on Ray Smith (9-5, 3 KO). This bout will be contested in the light heavyweight division.

Nearby Brooklyn’s, Sadam “World Kid” Ali (11-0, 6 KO), who is looking to ascend the ranks of the welterweight division, will take on Javier Perez (8-4, 5 KO).

Another New York native, Joselito Collado (11-0, 3 KO), will open the broadcast against Rafael Lora (11-3, 5 KO), in a non-title featherweight bout.