Polish boxer dedicates fight to crash victims



NEW YORK (AP) — Polish boxer Tomasz Adamek is dedicating his fight against Cristobal Arreola this month to the victims in the plane crash in Russia.

The plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of political, military and religious leaders went down while trying to land Saturday in dense fog near Smolensk airport in western Russia. All 96 passengers and crew aboard were killed.

Adamek was born in Zywiec, Poland, although he now fights primarily out of Jersey City, N.J.

The former cruiserweight champion has fought numerous times in his home country, including a knockout victory over Andrew Golota last fall in Lodz.

He also said he’d recently been invited to breakfast at the presidential palace in Warsaw.