By John F. McKenna (McJack): With the fight between Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) and WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 39 KO’s) just around the corner the question in the minds of boxing fans is what strategy will Adamek use against Dr. Ironfist?
“Goral” as his ardent fans call him has repeatedly said during his training camp for the Klitschko fight that he has a strategy that will enable him to defeat his steel chinned rival.
Of course that is pretty much what one would expect to hear from a fighter who is a week and a half away from the biggest challenge of his life. But in the case of Tomasz Adamek he appears to be genuine when he says he believes he will defeat Vitali.
Adamek is a former cruiserweight and light heavyweight champion of the world and there is no question that he is a pretty good fighter. The problem Tomasz has is that Vitali is an extraordinary fighter, who instead of slowing down at the age of 40, only seems to be getting better.
Tomasz has said on more than one occasion while training at Bushkill, PA that it will do Vitali no good to watch his previous bouts against fighters such as Andrew Golota, Chris Arreola and Michael Grant. His training at Bushkill has elevated him to a much higher level and he is not the same fighter he was.
Adamek is the first to acknowledge that he cannot compete on an equal basis by attempting to trade power shots with the WBC heavyweight champion. At this stage of his career the 34 year old Adamek’s motto is “speed is power”. Tomasz plans to use his superior speed of hand and foot to defeat Klitschko. Move inside quickly, attack with rapid combinations and move out of range before Vitali has the opportunity to counter. As the fight progresses and when the opportunity presents itself, Adamek plans to go to the body of Klitschko in an attempt to slow him down.
Tomasz is also looking forward to fighting in his homeland in Wroclaw, Poland where 44,000 partisan fans are expected to urge him on to a hoped for victory.
Adamek, who is brimming over with confidence, has won all six of his fights since moving up to heavyweight in 2009. He points out that being at a size disadvantage is nothing new for him.
It should be pointed out that Vitali’s one round KO over Odlanier Solis in March was the only round he has fought since his 12 round beat down of Shannon Briggs in October of 2010. Attempts to put together a “stay busy” fight for Vitali in June were unsuccessful.
Tomasz Adamek promises not to disappoint boxing fans who are looking for a competitive fight.