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Aguilera: If I work hard and stay focused, I can beat Adamek


Heavyweight boxer Nagy Aguilera, 17-6, 12 KOs, is deep into preparations for his upcoming fight with former two-time champion Tomasz Adamek, 44-1, 28 KOs. Under the tutelage of trainer Bobby Benson, Aguilera, a former amateur NY Golden Glover, has been watching tapes of his experienced foe, training hard, and getting pumped for battle.

“I’m excited to go back to New York and to fight on NBC Sports Network,” Aguilera said.

Aguilera began his career in the “Big Apple”, but it has been years since he’s fought there. His chance will come in a 10-round bout on March 24, at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. The fight will be broadcast as part of the triple header on NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night show which begins at 10pm ET. He knows Adamek will pose a tough challenge, but he is ready for anything the former champ brings.

“He’s a hard worker and always comes ready to fight,” Aguilera said of the former light-heavyweight and cruiserweight champion.

Adamek is coming off a hard loss to WBC heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko, but Aguliera is not jumping to the conclusion that his opponent will be anything less than a top-notch Adamek.

“I don’t know how he’ll be after that fight,” Aguilera said. “But he’s always there. He never backs off. He’s a fighter. That’s what we do for a living. So I won’t know until we get in the ring what he brings or what he doesn’t bring. If he’s ready, then we are going to fight, because I’m ready.”

Aguilera knows a thing or two about rebounding from a tough loss. Nagy has lost four of his last five, and two of those by knockout. However, Aguilera takes his underdog role in stride.

“I don’t blame him if he comes right at me, but I’ll be there,” Aguilera said.

Aguilera is the physically bigger fighter and will have advantages of about two inches in height and at least ten pounds in weight over Adamek. A big puncher, Aguilera is prepared to test Adamek’s chin early and often in the hope that all the big shots taken by the Pole in his September heavyweight title fight with Klitschko will have taken their toll.

“We are both fast, but I’m stronger and I’m a real heavyweight,” Aguilera said. “But size doesn’t matter. The thing with this fight is that I cannot let him relax. When he relaxes, that is his game. I can either bring the fight to him or I can box. I just have to be better than him that night.”

If Aguilera can be better than Adamek on March 24th, it will be quite an upset. And a win over Adamek looks like the exact thing Aguilera’s career needs right now.

“If I beat him, it puts me back in a really good position to fight the tough fighters,” Aguilera said. “But I have to keep training harder every day to be available to fight for a world title… and to win a world title. I really want a chance at the Klitschkos. I really want a world title. I know I can do it. I just have to work hard and be focused.”