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Few boxing fans see Adamek beating Vitali

By Dan Ambrose: Polish heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) has few boxing fans who see him pulling off an upset against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO’s) next month on September 10th.

It’s not that Adamek doesn’t have fine skills for a heavyweight, because his game is very complex compared to a lot of the slow heavyweights that permeate the division. Adamek problem is a lack of size, power and a good chin to compete with an upper echelon type heavyweight like Vitali or his brother IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. The Klitschko really should be in a whole different class from the regular sized heavyweights like the 6’2” 215 pound Adamek. There really needs to be a super heavyweight class which has a weight range of 240 lbs. on up. Unfortunately that’s probably not going to be happening anytime soon because the sanctioning bodies have been resistant to creating a class for the super heavyweights like the Klitschkos. However, even if they did, we’d still get guys that would simply eat and left their way to 240 and end up looking either fat or pumped up. The end result would be the same. It would be like taking a jet engine and putting it on a skateboard. It doesn’t work unless you have natural size, and Adamek simply doesn’t.

In his two fights against large heavyweights, Michael Grant and Kevin McBride, Adamek didn’t show that he could dominate them. Adamek instead used a finesse oriented strategy to beat both of them, and didn’t look at all good when he was getting hit in those fights.

If Adamek had carried his power up from the cruiserweight division, he’d be dangerous at heavyweight. From light heavyweight cruiserweight, Adamek was still a terror. But from cruiserweight to heavyweight, Adamek has lost his power and is just another one of the many light hitting heavyweights that frequent the division.

This makes Adamek nothing more than the typical cannon fodder type opponent for Vitali. If anything, he’ll likely be worse than some of the guys that Vitali has been destroying lately because Adamek doesn’t have the natural size to compete against the big 6’7” Vitali.

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