Guinne started his career in excellent form running up a 24-0 record and appeared to be one of the most promising young American Heavyweights out there. Unfortunately since 2004 his career has crumbled and he has gone 10-10-1 with the latest of those losses suffered this Saturday night to Polish warrior Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29).
Adamek, a former Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion didn't start that well and may have lost the opening round to Guinn who had success with his left hook. Unfortunately Guinn then showed us why he's been collecting losses and fallen from grace, as he was thoroughly outworked over the following 9 rounds, thowing very little towards Adamek who had the chance to go in-and-out whenever he wished.
Things were defensible somewhat for Guinn who suffered a cut in the 3rd round from a clash of heads, though the way he had fought in round 2 suggested that he had already given the effort he thought the fans deserved and decided not to seek the win. Without trying to sound harsh it's hard to smpathise with Guinn considering recent performances in bouts at lower weights by Nihito Arakawa, Omar Figueroa, Koki Eto and Kompayak Porpramook who all put their health on the line in the search of victory
On the same card Ukrainian Vyacheslav Glazkov (15-0-1, 11) scored his first win of the year as he stopped the over-matched Byron Polley (25-16-1, 11) in the second round. Although Polley was a late replacement this bout was never meant to be a test for Glazkov, merely an exercise in rebuilding his confidence after his "draw" with Malik Scott earlier this year.
It would appear to make sense to match Glazkov carefully and keep him away from boxer types for now. An interesting match up, perhaps, would be Glazkov v Derick Chisora, in fact if Chisora can get a US visa that would potentially work as a really good European title eliminator.