Klitschko – Adamek will be spectacular event
By John F. McKenna (McJack): The fight between World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO’s) and former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) is less than a week away and Main Events CEO Kathy Duva cannot contain her enthusiasm.
Main Events issued a press release in which Duva describes the fight which is to take place on September 10 as a spectacular event.
The venue for the fight will be a new soccer stadium in Wroclaw, Poland. It will most certainly be the biggest fight and possibly the largest media sports event in Poland’s history. The Klitscko – Adamek fight will be aired on HBO and will be the first Pay Per View (PPV) fight in Poland. The new state of the art stadium in Wroclaw which holds 42,000 fans has already been sold out.
Duva is not bothered by the fact that Vitali is heavily favored against Adamek and noted that anyone who fights Vitali Klitschko is an underdog. Adamek has risen to the point where he is the top drawing fighter for Main Events over the past few years. Duva expressed confidence in Adamek’s ability.
Being a huge underdog does not bother Adamek and he feels the support he receives from his loyal fans will help him to achieve victory. Tomasz is fully aware that most boxing fans give him little chance against Vitali.
The largest obstacle Tomasz faces is Vitali’s sheer size. The WBC heavyweight champion is 6’7 ½” and normally weighs about 250 pounds when he enters the ring. Adamek is 6’2” and weighs in at about 217 pounds. Tomasz and his trainer Roger Bloodworth are not worried by the huge size disparity between Klitschko and Adamek and are convinced that Klitschko’s huge advantage in size will be nullified by Adamek’s superior hand and foot speed.
Tomasz is noted for having a tough chin, but there is some question as to whether he will be able to handle being hit by Vitali, who is a huge puncher and has one of the highest KO percentages of any heavyweight champion in boxing history. Klitschko is also noted for having a chin of granite and in fact has never been down in his career.
Adamek has noted in recent interviews that he has grown tremendously as a fighter over the past couple of years. His confidence in his ability to defeat Klitschko appears to be genuine.
Whether Tomasz Adamek wishes to admit it or not, the determining factor on September may be in the old axiom, that everything else being equal, a good big man beats a good little man.