Promoter Main Events announced on Wednesday that it has struck a deal for the card headlined by the heavyweight fight between Tomasz Adamek and Eric Molina, who meet April 2 at Krakow Arena in Adamek’s native Poland, to be available in the United States and Canada via Integrated Sports Media pay-per-view.
The $29.95 card will be carried live on cable and satellite systems beginning at 2 p.m. ET and the telecast will also include a pair of 10-round cruiserweight undercard fights: Poland’s Mateusz Masternak (36-4, 26 KOs) vs. Eric Fields (24-3, 16 KOs), of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Poland’s Michael Cieslak (11-0, 7 KOs) versus New York-based Puerto Rican Francisco Palacios (23-3, 14 KOs). Additional TV bouts will be determined.
"Every time Tomasz fights back home in Poland we get numerous requests from his American fans who wish to watch the fight here,” Main Events promoter Kathy Duva said. “We are so excited to be able to provide them with an opportunity to watch this exciting fight here in the U.S."
Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs), 39, a former cruiserweight and light heavyweight world titleholder who went on to become a top heavyweight contender, hopes to eventually land a second shot at a heavyweight belt. He fell shot in his first opportunity, getting stopped in the 10th round by then-titleholder Vitali Klitschko in 2011 in Poland.
Molina (24-3, 18 KOs), 33, of Raymondville, Texas, got an opportunity to fight for a heavyweight world title when he challenged Deontay Wilder in June, but got knocked out in the ninth round of a one-sided fight. He rebounded for a sixth-round knockout victory against low-level opponent Rodricka Ray in October.