Wach has the power to beat Wladimir
By Jason Kim: #14 WBA, #15 IBF, #15 WBO Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KO’s) has the one ingredient he needs to beat IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 50 KO’s) on November 10th and that’s the power in both hands. If there’s one thing that you absolutely need to beat the fragile-chinned Wladimir, it’s big power because he’s clearly vulnerable against big punchers, as we’ve seen in his knockout losses to Corrie Sanders, Ross Puritty and Lamon Brewster.
Wach and Wladimir will be fighting in front of what will likely be a huge sellout German crowd at the O2 World Arena, in Hamburg, Germany. The fans are going to be clearly on Wladimir’s side in this fight, so Wach isn’t going to be able to count on loyal Polish fans in supporting him in high numbers to help him win this fight. I’m sure some of his fans will make it to the fight in Hamburg, but just not enough to where it’ll make a difference for him.
Wach, 32, has one of the better right hands in the heavyweight division. The reason why he doesn’t have a high percentage of knockouts on his resume was because he was still learning in the early stages of his career how to fight, and he really didn’t learn to develop his power until recently. Wach has gotten better and better all of a sudden, and has knocked out his last seven opponents, including decent guys like Christian Hammer, Jason Gavern and Tye Fields. The fact that Wach was able to destroy those durable fighters tells you the kind of power that Wach has in his armament.
Wladimir is going to need to be on his guard the entire time if he wants to win this fight because he’s not going to be able to take Wach’s right hands if he lands them with any kind of regularity. With Wach, it really only takes one big shot and he can stop his opponent. Wach has one-punch power, and if he nails Wladimir with even one big right hand, it could be a game changer for him.
Wladimir is going to need to fight a lot more defensively than he’s been fighting lately, because he’s not faced a puncher like Wach in ages. Wladimir had someone similar to Wach in terms of power in his two fights with Samuel Peter, but that fighter didn’t have the huge size that the 6’7 1/2″ Wach has going for him, so Peter wasn’t bale to land his shots as often as Wach will be on November 10th.