Vitali too strong for Adamek: It was like man against boy

By Boxing News - 09/12/2011 - Comments

Image: Vitali too strong for Adamek: It was like man against boyBy Dan Ambrose: In a fight that was a sick mismatch even before the bout, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s) totally dominated his smaller Polish opponent Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KO’s) last Saturday night, beating him badly before the referee stepped in to save the pulverized Adamdek in the 10th round.

For those who saw the fight, it was a weird looking fight due to the different sizes of the two fighters. Adamek looked like a small Brian Minto against the huge 6’7″ Vitali, and he was never able to get around Vitali’s huge size advantage.

In his past fights at heavyweight, Adamek had used constant circling and in and out attacks to dominate his lesser foes. However, last Saturday night, Adamek found himself pressure, cut off and forced to fight. Adamek’s circling was essentially useless, as Vitali was having none of it and made Adamek eat jabs and right hands.

Adamek tried to throw shots but short arms weren’t long enough for him to and with any consistency. Picture a much taller fighter holding out his arm and playing it on the head of his much smaller opponent while the smaller guy flailed away, missing repeatedly due to his lack of size and reach. This is in effect what he had here.

Adamek didn’t belong in the same ring with Vitali size-wise and it’s too bad Adamek wasn’t weeded out before he got to this stage by taking on some quality heavyweights in order to save boxing fans from having to watch this one-sided spectacle.

Compared to Vitali’s last fight against Odlanier Solis, which lasted only one round after Solis injured his leg, Adamek looked a lot worse than Solis. At least Solis was giving Vitali a lot of problems with his speed and hard shots up until his right leg gave out on him. Adamek was never able to land anything in this fight and just looked like he didn’t belong in there with the big Klitschko.

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