Adamek's Trainer: Klitschko is Taking Tomasz Seriously

By Keith Idec
Even though his heavyweight contender is a big underdog, trainer Roger Bloodworth knows there’s no chance of gaining an advantage from Vitali Klitschko taking Tomasz Adamek lightly when they square off Sept. 10 in Wroclaw, Poland.

“The Klitschko brothers are very smart men, or they wouldn’t be in control of the heavyweight division for 10 years,” said Bloodworth, who trained Adamek for this WBC heavyweight title fight in Bushkill, Pa. “They’re chess players. They know what they’re doing. Vitali is not going to underestimate Tomasz because I’m sure he’s been watching him fight and has seen him progressing in each fight. So he’s going to be ready. He’s a warrior. He’s coming to fight. Tomasz is a warrior. He’s coming to fight.”

Poland’s Adamek (44-1, 28 KOs) will challenge Ukraine’s Klitschko (42-2, 39 KOs) for his championship in the first sporting event at Wroclaw’s new Municipal Stadium. A capacity crowd in excess of 42,000 is expected for what will go down as one of the biggest sporting events in Poland’s history.

HBO will televise the Klitschko-Adamek fight live at 4:45 p.m. EDT. It’ll be replayed later in the evening Sept. 10 as part of a “World Championship Boxing” broadcast that’ll feature a 12-round featherweight fight between Cuba’s Yuriorkis Gamboa (20-0, 16 KOs) and Mexico’s Daniel Ponce De Leon (41-3, 34 KOs) from Atlantic City.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, NJ., and

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Invincible on 09-01-2011

[QUOTE=Grinderman;11066874][B]LOL, what a jackass. Why not just give up the pretense of trying to appear objective? You say you're not knocking Klitschko for this fight, and then you immediately knock him for this fight. You obviously have a very low…

Comment by Grinderman on 09-01-2011

[QUOTE=JAB5239;11064399][FONT="Tahoma"][COLOR="Navy"][B]Im not knocking V for this fight[/B] though Im sure he's going to beat Adamek, [B]but[/B] it's funny the criticism I see past fighters get for taking on guys who came from light heavyweight, yet [B]no such criticism is being…

Comment by PD21 on 09-01-2011

[quote=WladimirK;11066817]The Klitschko's always take their opponent seriously. They are what professionalism is all about. And that's exactly why their on the top of their game.[/quote] Agreed. Vitali has lost weight for this one as he is expecting to have to…

Comment by Weltschmerz on 09-01-2011

The Klitschko's always take their opponent seriously. They are what professionalism is all about. And that's exactly why their on the top of their game.

Comment by edgarg on 08-31-2011

[QUOTE=Dubblechin;11064582]I roll my eyes every time someone says this. When Ali stopped Jerry Quarry in three rounds and knocked out Oscar Bonavena in 15 ... after Frazier had knocked out Quarry, and Ellis and decisioned Bonavena ... I'm glad they…

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