WBO NABO – IBF INT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
FEATURING RIVERSIDE’S CRISTOBAL ARREOLA VS NEW JERSEYS TOMASZ ADAMEK
CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA TO HOST MAJOR TITLE FIGHT SATURDAY, APRIL 24
Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2010) – Hometown heavyweight sensation Cristobal Arreola gets another shot at winning a championship on Saturday, April 24 as he fights IBF International Heavyweight Champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek of Jersey City, NJ by way of Zywiec, Poland in a 12-round battle at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA.
Tickets for this “RING OF FIRE” boxing card presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Main Events in association with Ziggy Promotions will go on sale tomorrow Friday, February 26 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $250, $100, $70 and $35 (parking included with purchase). For more information please visit www.CBBankArena.com. A full card of fights underneath the Arreola-Adamek bout will be announced shortly. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the first fight set at 6 p.m. The main event is slated for 8:15 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Corona and San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.
The 28-year old Arreola (28-1, 25 KOs) rebounded from a hard-fought, defeat at the hands of WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko — in his first attempt to become the first boxer of Mexican descent to win a world heavyweight title back in September — by destroying 34-1 Brian Minto en route to a fourth-round TKO on December 5, 2009 in Atlantic City, New Jersey on HBO. The heavy-handed Arreola sent Minto to the deck twice in that fatal round.
In taking on the rugged Adamek, who has moved up to heavyweight after earning world titles in two separate weight classes, the crowd-pleasing Arreola will be making his second appearance at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. He was featured in the first-ever pro boxing show there back in November, 2008, when he stopped Travis Walker in three rounds to win the IBF Heavyweight Eliminator and, in the process, retain his WBC Continental Americas title and claim the NABF crown. Arreola plans to put Adamek’s chin to the supreme test.
Fresh off his February 6th victory against Jason “Big Six” Estrada, Tomasz Adamek (40-1, 27 KO’s) has become one of the hottest contenders in the heavyweight division. The 12-round fight showed Tomasz working the body and moving well to score a unanimous decision over the 2004 Olympian. In his first foray into the heavyweight division, on October 25, 2009, Adamek scored a 5th round TKO over Andrew Golota. He clearly dominated the legendary Polish world contender despite a 42- pound weight discrepancy, winning the IBF Heavyweight International Championship.