Report and photo by Przemek Garczarczyk
“First round is for Sandy because it stopped me from my first day of training camp and Roger Bloodworth can’t join me because all the flights to the East Coast are cancelled. But I will fight her…” – said heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 29 KOs), who lives in the epicenter of Hurricane Sandy’s predicted landing in New Jersey and have to postpone his first training day before December 22 showdown in Bethlehem against Steve Cunningham (25-4, 12 KOs). Fightnews.com spoke with Adamek, who said that his family, wife and two daughters, are safe.
Hurricane Sandy is not a laughing matter and you live just about in the epicenter of the storm landing…
Tomasz Adamek: First round is for Sandy because it stopped me from my first day of training camp and Roger Bloodworth can’t join me because all the flights to the East Coast are cancelled. But I will fight her…
I was supposed to have training with my conditioning Coach Tyler in Hoboken, but he called me that Hoboken is being evacuated because of possible flooding and we can forget it. We tried the second option, the Jersey City Gym, but just after couple of miles of driving, police blocked my usual road saying that it’s unsafe to go there – maybe we can reach the destination, but it’s doubtful we will be able to make back to Kearny where I live with my family.
Closed airports stopped your trainer, Roger Bloodworth.
There’s no way to fly from St. Louis to any place on the East Coast right now, so we are talking using Skype. I don’t want to lose a day of training, so I will work out in my home, using all my equipment. There’s no running with winds approaching 70 miles per hour, but I want to tell all my fans sending me emails of support that we are all, my wife Dorota and two daughters, safe. And God bless everybody out there, keep safe!