Lodz, Poland – Amidst much fanfare and Hollywood style glitz, Tomasz Adamek and Andrew Golota had their final press conference and weigh in today. Golota weighed in at 256 pounds, Adamek at 214.2 pounds. The fight takes place tomorrow at Arena Lodz, in Lodz, Poland and will be televised in Poland, on Polsat TV.
In what promises to be the biggest sporting event in Polish history, a heavyweight bout between Andrew Golota and Ring Magazine cruiserweight Champion, Tomasz Adamek will take place this Saturday, October 24 at Arena Lodz, in Lodz, Poland. It has already been dubbed the “Polish Fight of the Century.” To put things in perspective consider this:
- This will be a 5hr live televised program. It will begin on cable and switch to terrestrial TV on Poland’s biggest network, Polsat. The only other time this happened was when Poland played in the World Cup..
- The primary broadcaster Polsat will have 23 HD cameras covering this fight.
- This will be the biggest audience ever to watch an event in the biggest arena in Poland. The arena is completely sold out at 15,000+. Tickets are being sold on the black market and Allegro (European version of eBay). The last time tickets were sold in such a fashion was when U2 appeared in Poland.
- Historically Andrew Golota has always been the biggest attraction in Poland. To date the biggest televised event in Poland was when Golota fought Tim Witherspoon in 1998. That TV audience exceeded Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland in 2005. Saturday’s card promises to break that record.
- Polsat predicted that 1 out of every 4 Poles will watch this event in Poland and viewership is expected to exceed 10 million.
- Multi-generational viewership: There are Polish people of every generation watching this; the fathers cheer on Golota and the sons support Adamek.
- Polsat is the dominant TV station in Poland. It reaches 94% of the nation.
Article posted on 23.10.2009