Tomasz Adamek vs Dominick Guinn Preview Aug. 3
Polish heavyweight Tomasz Adamek will take on American Dominick Guinn at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut in a 10-round round bout on Saturday Aug. 3. Adamek, who is now recognized as the IBF North American Heavyweight Champion, will enter the ring with a record of 48-2, with 29 Kos while Guinn will climb through the ring ropes with a mark of 34-9-1 with 23 Kos. The bout will be broadcast on NBC’s sports network.
Adamek has won his last four bouts and is a hard-hitting boxer who can also take a good shot. He’s quite accurate with his fists and is good at controlling distance. Guinn is basically a last-minute replacement and has been beaten in three of his last four outings. Guinn will need to keep Adamek at bay if possible with his reach and utilize all of his boxing skills and experience. He also needs to keep his jab in the Pole’s face all night long.
Neither of them are spring chickens anymore as Adamek’s 36 years old and Guinn’s now 38. This will be Adamek’s 12th heavyweight contest. The former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion has been in several wars over the course of his career since turning pro in 1999. These include bouts against Paul Briggs, Andrew Golota, Travis Walker, Chris Arreola, Jonathon Banks, Michael Grant, Steve Cunningham and Eddie Chambers. His two losses came at the hands of Chad Dawson and Vitali Klitschko. Dawson took a 12-round unanimous decision over him while Klitschko stopped him in the 10th round in September of 2011.
There’s no doubt that Adamek has passed his peak at this moment in time, but so has Guinn. The American stands 6-foot-4 with a 78-inch reach while Adamek is just over 6-foot 1 with a 75-inch reach. But at this stage of their careers all of the other advantages go to Adamek; however a well-timed and placed shot by Guinn could turn things his way.
He’s not really known as a big hitter though and Adamek has a solid chin. Even if he’s dropped, it’s unlikely the Polish fighter will stay down for the count of 10. Adamek is the more powerful puncher and he can adapt pretty well in the ring if things aren’t going his way. Guinn has the skills to win a few rounds on the scorecards, but Adamek’s big shots will be the equalizer.
Guinn has never been stopped in his pro career as he’s also got a pretty solid chin. He may be able to out box Adamek with his jab, but Adamek has a way of landing enough power shots in each round to sway the judges. He hasn’t had much success in the knockout department lately though as Adamek has just one of them in his last five fights. This fight will likely go all 10 rounds with Adamek winning a relatively comfortable unanimous decision when the final bell rings.
Sportsbook 5dimes.eu has the latest odds of an Adamek win at -1610 and a Guinn victory at +900. Visit 5Dimes.eu to see up to date odds and to bet on this fight. You should also check out our recent boxing betting predictions to see how we’ve done of late capping the fights.