Wladimir will be next for Adamek if he gets by Vitali in September
By Dan Ambrose: In a scenario that has pretty much no chance of ever happening in this lifetime, heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) will have to fight IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KO’s) in a unification bout if Adamek is able to defeat Wladimir’s brother World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO’s) in their scheduled fight on September 10th in Poland.
Given that Adamek has been looking pretty mediocre as of late, and has fought almost exclusively older 2nd tier heavyweights since he moved up to the heavyweight division, I’d say the chances of Adamek getting to Wladimir are about zero. If I were to stretch it a little, I’d say he’s 1% chance. The Klitschko’s put a clause in Adamek’s contract with Vitali that if he can get by him in September, Adamek would then have to fight Wladimir.
This is the same kind of thing that Wladimir tried to have put in with his contract with WBA heavyweight champion David Haye recently, but he was resistant to it and didn’t that to be a part of the contract. I don’t know why Adamek wouldn’t want to fight Wladimir, because that would likely be an even bigger payday than a Vitali fight. Come on, there’s no one else for Adamek to fight for a big payday if he can get by Vitali. What would Adamek do, pull Haye out of retirement? Nope.
As such, the Wladimir fight should be a welcome thing for Adamek. I think he would lose every round without fail and likely get knocked out, but it’s still the best possible fight for Adamek if he can get by Vitali. The problem is Adamek won’t get by Vitali, so this is pointless to even discuss.
Against a common opponent Chris Arreola, Adamek struggled to beat him, getting staggered several times and winning by a 12 round majority decision in 2010. For Vitali’s part, he totally dominated Arreola in 2009, winning every round with ease en route to stopping him in the 10th round. That fight right there tells you pretty much all you need to know about Adamek’s chances against Vitali. He has no chance.