Border War: Paul Briggs vs. Tomasz Adamek I
On the undercard of the WBO Heavyweight Championship bout between Lamon Brewster and Andrew Golota, undefeated Tomasz Adamek wins his first title in a thrilling and bloody battle with Paul Briggs for the WBC Light Heavyweight Championship vacated by Antonio Tarver. A clash of heads open a nasty cut over Briggs's left eye that bleeds throughout the remainder of the fight. He hurts Adamek with a right hand in the third round and busts his nose up in the fourth, but Adamek pulls ahead on the scorecards as they trade bombs. Behind on points, Briggs rocks Adamek with right hands twice in the eighth and carries his momentum for several more rounds, but Adamek comes on stronger in the championship rounds to win a majority decision.