Glazkov defeats Adamek in a real heavyweight fight
By Bradley Dee: This past Saturday night we had a very good scrap between two heavyweight contenders, Vyacheslav Glazkov (17-0-1) and Tomasz Adamek (49-3). The fight began with Glazkov using his quick jab to control Adamek, and as the first few rounds progressed it was clear Adamek was being damaged by these repeated jabs, and falling behind on the scorecards. Glazkov controlled much of the early and mid fight action with the harder, crisper shots, visibly snapping Adamek’s head back on many occasions.
Into the later rounds, Adamek was having problems seeing out of his right eye, and Adamek needed a knockout to win this fight. Adamek appeared to win the later part of the fight, and fast forward to round 12. What a round! Adamek showed the heart and determination that always made him a great champion in the lower weight classes. He gave everything, and had Glazkov hurt and almost out of there. I have a feeling if he had one more round, he would have taken out Glazkov. Adamek left everything in the ring in round 12.
Wladimir Klitschko, wake up, this is what a heavyweight fight is supposed to look like. No clinching, no holding, just two great boxers, boxing, fighting, power punching, a great display of skill. Certainly, neither one of these men could beat Klitschko, don’t get me wrong, but who would you rather watch fight? Sure, Adamek has zero power as a heavyweight, but who would you rather watch fight? Yeah, I know, Adamek is probably done as a top tier heavyweight, but who would you rather watch fight? You could tell neither one of these guys had any reservations about being hit cleanly, something Klitschko DOES NOT like to happen.
Adamek’s issue has never been his heart, it has always been his level of power and size as a heavyweight. Much like Chris Byrd and Eddie Chambers, he can win fights at heavyweight, but not usually against the bigger, stronger guys. What he does do well though is fight, and not hold, and not bore you to death.
At least you have Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alex Lepai to look forward to.
As for Adamek, I have a feeling he will fight on, although his last few fights have been questionable wins over Cunningham and Chambers, and now this loss. Until Klitschko retires, he will have a tough time getting a piece of the pie with his inactivity and now a career derailing loss. Should he consider retirement? Let me know in the comments section.