Adamek has no chance against Vitali
By Dan Ambrose: Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) is taking on an immovable force of nature in WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO’s) next month on September 10th, at the Stadion Miekski, in Wroclaw, Poland. A lot of Adamek’s Polish fans will be sitting and watching Adamek, rooting him on as he takes on a fighter that he basically has no chance of beating.
Adamek really needs to start looking at setting up a fight with Vitali’s brother Wladimir Klitschko as a fall back plan after he loses, because Adamek doesn’t have a prayer against Vitali. I’ve heard many different things from fans trying to give Adamek a shot against Vitali, such as ‘He’s faster, impossible to hit, and not much smaller than Vitali.’ It sounds like the stuff of dreams, because the fact is Adamek is a lot smaller Vitali, both in height and in weight, and he isn’t a faster fighter by any means.
Adamek isn’t fast nor is he hard to hit. He’s actually pretty easy to hit. He likes to run to keep from getting hit, but he’s not like David Haye with his ability to use head movement and move out of the way of incoming fire the way that Haye does. Adamek only his legs to keep from getting hit. But in this fight, he’s got to get close to Vitali in order to land, because Vitali is so much taller.
Unless Adamek just wants to run around the ring in large circles and accept a one-sided 12 round decision loss, he’s going to have to take chances by rushing Vitali to try and get his shots in. This is where Vitali is going to blast Adamek over and over again with shots on the way in. It’s going to be a real problem for Adamek to land anything without getting hit hard as he’s backing away.