Vitali in super shape, Adamek stands no chance of winning
By Dan Ambrose: In looking at the recent training camp photos of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO’s) as he prepares for his September 10th fight against Polish challenger Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) in Poland, it’s pretty clear that Adamek doesn’t have a ghost of a chance of winning this fight. Vitali, 40, looks very muscular and cut up.
Indeed, Vitali looks like a 30-year-old fighter rather than someone who just 40. This isn’t good news for the undersized Adamek. He really needed to wait until there was a soft heavyweight champion to fight, like say the winner of the August 27th match between Alexander Povetkin vs. Ruslan Chagaev fight for the WBA heavyweight strap. Adamek at least would have a fair chance of beating one of those guys.
I don’t think he can beat Povetkin, but he would have a decent chance to get a win if he fought ugly and hit and ran all night long like he normally does. But he has no chance of beating Vitali no matter what kind of style he uses. Vitali looks totally sharp in his photos during his sparring session. What strikes me is the muscles that he’s put on around his arms.
Some Adamek fans might think that Vitali’s new muscles will slow him down, and that could give Adamek a slight chance. Vitali hasn’t put on a huge amount of muscle. He just looks slightly bigger but leaner at the same time. It probably doesn’t matter how lean or muscular Vitali is, he’s just so much better than Adamek it’s not even funny. I would have rather than been a weeding put process before plopping Adamek in the ring with Vitali. Adamek’s preparation for this fight has been poor in my judgement.
Look at the guys that Adamek has fought to get to this title fight: Andrew Golota, 42, Jason Estrada,a fringe contender, Chris Arreola, overweight and hurt left hand, Michael Grant, 38, Vinny Maddalone, 36, Kevin McBride, 38. What’s missing here are guys like Povetkin, Chagaev, Odlanier Solis, Denis Boytsov, Kevin Johnson, Samuel Peter, Eddie Chambers, Robert Helenius, Alexander Dimitrenko, David Price, Tyson Fury and Kubrat Pulev. I’d have at least liked to have seen Adamek fight four or five of those guys to prove himself worthy of a Vitali fight instead of the bunch of old guys that he did fight.