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Plenty at stake for Adamek vs. McBride

Updated: April 8, 2011, 2:36 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Tomasz Adamek won a light heavyweight title in 2005. In 2008, he won the cruiserweight championship. And then the Polish star did what so many cruiserweights before him have done: He moved up to the heavyweight division looking for greater fame and fortune.

But that has not been easy for most of them. Only two cruiserweight champions have gone on to win a heavyweight title: Evander Holyfield and David Haye.

Adamek, a heavyweight since late 2009, has racked up a record ...

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