Wladimir will fight Adamek if Vitali can’t make it
By Dan Ambrose: With WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO’s) rumored to have halted his training camp for his September 10th fight against Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) to rush back to Ukraine to deal with the political crisis going on in the country right now, there’s no worry about the Adamek fight date being called off.
Wladimir Klitschko, the younger brother of Vitali, is reportedly the backup plan for this fight if Vitali can’t make it. Vitali will likely take the fight with Adamek but if he decides to stay in Ukraine and continue helping out on that end, it will make it necessary for Wladimir to step in and take on Adamek.
It’s all the same, though, because Wladimir will be just as tough on the smaller Adamek than Vitali would be. Wladimir might even be a much tougher option for Adamek because with Wladimir’s good ability to move around the ring and with his powerful jab, Adamek would be in way over his head without a hope.
None of the things that Adamek has done in the past – using movement, playing hit and run – would likely work. Adamek would get picked apart by Wladimir’s jab and then blasted out by one of his right hands. Hopefully, Vitali can still make the Adamek fight but if not, Wladimir is more than capable of making easy work of Adamek as a fill in.
Wladimir just finished easily beating WBA heavyweight champion David Haye on July 2nd, and beating a similar mover-runner like Adamek would be an easy fight for Wladimir to prepare for. There would be no learning curve in dealing with Adamek’s style. It would be like facing Haye once you took away Haye’s hand speed and huge power.