Tomasz Adamek vs Fred Kassi Preview Nov. 18th
Heavyweight Fred Kassi of Cameroon will be travelling to Poland this Saturday, November 18th when he takes on veteran hometown hero Tomasz Adamek in a 10-round bout. Adamek last fought in June when he beat Solomon Haumono by a 10-round unanimous decision in Poland. Kassi was last in the ring back on August 16th when he was stopped after three rounds by American prospect Jarrell Miller for the WBO NABO Heavyweight Title.
Adamek vs Kassi Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Fred Kassi +305
- Tomasz Adamek -500
The 40-year-old Adamek enters the contest with a record of 51-5 with 30 Kos. He’s lost three of his last five outings to Eric Molina, Vyacheslav Glazkov and Arthur Szpilka, with Molina being the only one to stop him. His other win in that stretch came in September of 2015 when he stopped Przemyslaw Saleta after five rounds. Adamek is a former world light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion who’s generally been a very consistent and underrated boxer throughout his fine career.
However, he’s always flown under the radar in the U.S. and never quite reached the elite or star status anywhere other than his homeland, even though he fought out of New Jersey for awhile. Adamek is almost 6-feet-2-inches tall and has a 75-inch reach. He’s been stopped just one other time in his pro career and that was against Vitali Klitschko in the 10th round back in 2011 with his other career defeat coming at the hands of Chad Dawson by unanimous decision in 2007.
On the bright side, Adamek has beaten some fine boxers over the years since turning pro in 1999, such as Paul Briggs, Steve Cunningham, Eddie Chambers, Michael Grant, Vinny Maddalone, Nagy Aguilera, Chris Arreola, Andrew Golota, Jason Estrada, Bobby Gunn, Johnathon Banks, O’Neil Bell, Thomas Ulrich, and Travis Walker. He has plenty of experience against good opposition and has 386 pro rounds under his belt.
Adamek has good power, but isn’t known as a knockout artist with his current Ko ratio standing at 54 per cent. He’s definitely on the downside of his career now but still appears to have enough left in the tank to be competitive against boxers such as Kassi. Adamek is at his best when he presses the action and gets off first. He’s got enough power to do some damage to his opponents and has a decent chin, but isn’t exactly the hardest guy to hit.
The 38-year-old Kassi , who now fights out of America, has fought 113 rounds since turning pro in 2003, but enters the fight on a three-bout losing streak. He climbs into the ring with a record of 18-6-1 and has 10 Kos to his name. Kassi gives up a bit in size as he’s just 6-feet tall and has a wingspan of 74 inches. He doesn’t have too much in the way of power either as his current knockout ratio is sitting at just 40 per cent.
Kassi has taken on some recognizable names such as Miller, Hughie Fury, Amir Mansour, Lionel Butler and Dominic Breazeale, but he’s lost to all of them and dropped a 10-round decision to Kendrick Releford in 2010. Kassi did manage to fight to a controversial draw in the summer of 2015 with Chris Arreola. But other than Arreola, Kassi has lost all of his fights when stepping up in class. He’s got a decent chin though as Mansour and Miller were the only opponents to stop him.
Kassi is a durable boxer, but doesn’t really have much power. On the flip side, Adamek’s skills seem to be slipping a bit. However, if he doesn’t get tagged by a haymaker on the chin, I expect him to outbox or stop Kassi in this contest.
Adamek should have enough to win a close contest.
Play Adamek -500 @ 5dimes.eu
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