Klitschko-Adamek: This will be one of Vitali’s easier fights
By Dan Ambrose: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO’s) will be looking to score his 40th knockout of his career on September 10th against Polish heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) at the Stadion Miejski, in Wroclaw, Poland. Some boxing fans believe that Adamek has the skills to beat Vitali, while other fans see Adamek losing but giving Vitali a lot of problems along the way.
I haven’t seen anything special from Adamek to make me think he’ll do anything other than get beaten and beaten badly. Adamek, like cruiserweight transplant David Haye, has been been put in with mostly older heavyweights long past their prime. To say that Adamek has been carefully matched would be far too kind. If you look at his opposition, he’s only been in with one decent heavyweight and that was Chris Arreola, who hurt his left hand early in their fight and wasn’t able to use it effectively.
Arreola still was able to stagger Adamek several times in the fight. If Arreola had been injury free, Adamek likely would have been knocked out. Adamek was also staggered by 38-year-old Michael Grant and that was in a fight that Grant threw very punches. Vitali will be throwing a lot of shots and the only that Adamek will be able to survive is if he runs all night long. If he does that, he’ll have chance of winning. He’s not going to knock Vitali out. That’s not going to happen.
The only chance Adamek has to win is if he can out-work Vitali to win a decision. But Adamek can’t win by throwing pot shots and running or throwing a quick 1-2 and then scampering off. Obviously, that’s what Adamek is going to try and do because he’s a proven runner. That’s his whole style at heavyweight and it’s not pleasing to watch. Adamek likely would have been beaten already had he fought some good young heavyweights instead of guys in their 30s like 38-year-Grant, 38-year-old Kevin McBride, 42-year-old Andre Golota…etc.
I see Vitali beating Adamek easier than he did Alberto Sosnowski and Arreola. Adamek doesn’t have anything to keep Vitali off, and because he doesn’t throw enough punches, Adamek won’t win any rounds, not one. It’s a going to be a hopeless mismatch and a lot worse than Wladimir Klitschko’s one-sided 12 round decision win over David Haye earlier this month.