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Frank Warren on Klitschko-Adamek, Dancing Audley

By Frank Warren

POLAND seems to be one of the world's emerging boxing hotspots.

And all focus will be there tonight when Vitali Klitschko defends his WBC world heavyweight title against their current hero Tomasz Adamek.

Klitschko and Adamek will clash at the brand new 42,000-seat Miejski Stadium in Wroclaw, in what has been called the biggest fight in Polish boxing history.

American TV giants HBO will televise the fight live and it is also the first-ever pay-per-view event to be held in Poland.

Adamek, 34, has been well promoted by Main Events' CEO Kathy Duva, particularly in US cities that have a significant Polish population such as New Jersey and Chicago.

And his blood-and-guts battles with Paul Briggs have made him a fans' favourite.

After winning world titles at light-heavyweight and cruiserweight, Adamek's 1½-year campaign at heavyweight has seen him go 6-0.

But veteran Klitschko, 40, has a height and weight advantage and it is going to be difficult for the smaller Adamek, who will have to put his best attribute — speed — to good use.

For me, Klitschko's big-fight experience will be a telling factor and it would be a major upset if Adamek won. The big Ukrainian should lick him.

James DeGale will also face a Pole next up, in the shape of European super-middleweight champ Piotr Wilczewski, on October 15.

The fight, on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly v Tony Bellew at the Liverpool Echo Arena, is a tough one for DeGale — coming off the back of him losing his British and Commonwealth titles to George Groves in May.

But he says he has corrected the errors made in that fight and a win would put him in pole position for a world title challenge before next year's London Olympics — four years after he won gold in Beijing.

Let's hope Aud can box-trot!

Audley JUST when you thought it was safe to turn on the TV, heavyweight flop Audley Harrison returns to our screens.

Ironically, the man who caused BBC chiefs to drop pro boxing has rejoined the Beeb as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Let's hope his little toe doesn't get stood on.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Uncle Rodge on 09-10-2011

If Vitali actually leans down and licks Adamek during the fight, it could be the highlight reel of the decade.

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