Should Adamek retire after Vitali beats him?
By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) has been working for the past two years beating older heavyweights like 42-year-old Andre Golota, 38-year-old Kevin McBride and 38-year-old Michael Grant (to name just a few) in order to get his title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO’s).
It’s finally payed off for Adamek, because he’s got the fight he’s been looking for and will face Vitali on September 10th in Poland. Unfortunately, Adamek has about a zero chance of winning this fight, and he only speculation is whether or not he’ll get knocked out or not. I say he does, and possibly early on. There’s no doubt that Adamek will lose the fight, because he’s way, way over his head in this one.
The only question is how – Knockout or lopsided decision? But a loss for Adamek will be a pretty big setback for him and one where it’s going to be difficult for him to get another quick title shot. I’m sure he can get another title shot by going back to the old timers to pick up three or four wins, and have the sanctioning bodies push him back up to No. 1. But it’s going to take awhile and it won’t be immediate.
So should Adamek stick it out, fighting a handful of late 30s/early 40s type heavyweights to get another title shot or should be just hang up the gloves and retire? Adamek has a problem in that the heavyweight division is getting better with bigger heavyweight contenders like Tyson Fury, David Price and Robert Helenius maturing and making their presence felt.
I just can’t see Adamek being able to compete against those guys and I see him getting pushed down the heavyweight food chain to where he’s a non-factor pretty soon whether he sticks around after the Klitschko loss or not.