Advertisement
Advertisement

Klitschko Vows To Get a KO, Adamek Plans a Killer Pace

Vitali Klitschko intends to make short work of Tomasz Adamek when he defends his WBC belt against the mandatory challenger in Poland on Saturday. The world heavyweight champion, 40, will take on home favorite Adamek in front of 42,000 fans at the Miejski Stadium in Wroclaw.

"I will give my best to improve my knockout rate," he said.

Klitschko has 39 knock-outs in 42 victories, plus two defeats, and his current knock-out rate stands at 88%.

Speaking to German TV channel RTL, he added: "The only thing I can promise is that there will be no questions after the fight about who won the battle."

Alongside younger brother Wladimir, who holds the IBF, WBO and WBA titles, the Klitschko brothers dominate the division and the Ukrainian will have a 15kg (2st 5lb) weight and 11in (28cm) height advantage over Adamek, who is six years younger.

Adamek is a former world champion in both the cruiserweight and light-heavyweight divisions, but Klitschko is expected to dominate.

"I want to say one thing - you have to be born as a heavyweight," said Vitali Klitschko. "Tomasz Adamek has only grown into the division by eating like a heavyweight."

But Adamek, who has a record of 44 victories, with 28 knock-outs, and a solitary defeat, believes his small stature will bring some benefits.

"My pace is going to kill him, it's as simple as that," said Adamek. "If you are slow, he is going to hit you, but if you are fast, then afterwards he won't know where he is."

Meanwhile, brother Wladimir, 35, said on Thursday he expects to fight again at the end of the year, but does not yet have a confirmed opponent.

"I want one more fight this year, probably in December. Exactly where and against whom, I cannot say yet," he told Germany TV channel RTL.

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

Ukraine vs Poland Eastern European Domination

Comment by Rapid Counter on 09-08-2011

Adamek has to box the perfect fight to win. A little luck won't hurt either. WAR ADAMEK!!!!!!! POLSKA BIALO CZERWONY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by uoykcuf on 09-08-2011

If Vitali wins it will be by KO or Decision. If Adamek wins it will be by cuts most likely. I don't rule out cuts but I just don't see how Adamek is going to get close enough to Vitali…

Comment by Uturn on 09-08-2011

Vitali tko8

Comment by Thurman on 09-08-2011

I'm looking forward to seeing Vitali's 40th knockout this weekend.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Photos: Ruslan Provodnikov, John Molina Training For War Nate Diaz: I'd Whoop Mayweather, McGregor Asses in One Night! Margarito Says Ramon Alvarez Likely, Wants Canelo Next Roach: Pacquiao Can Return For Canelo, But Floyd is Bigger Draw Hassan N'Dam vs. Swierzbinski, Amar-Demchenko Will Go Ahead Agit Kabayel Helping Tyson Fury Prepare For Klitschko Rematch Casimero is Ready, Wants Roman Gonzalez Unification Next Fortune To McGregor: Forget Mayweather, Shut Up F***ing Yapper! Povetkin's Promoter Embraces WBC Ruling on Deontay Wilder Mike Tyson: Foolish Plan, But Olympic Amateurs Might Beat Pros Anthony Cacace, Barry McGuigan Decide To Part Ways Hearn Urges Haye To Face Whyte To Speed Up Road To Joshua Deontay Wilder Granted Permission To Make Voluntary By WBC Zolani Tete: Haskins and McDonnell are Holding My Titles Kathy Duva To Be Honored At 7th Annual Raging Babe Brunch Jurors Set For All-Star Boxing vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Lawsuit Jazza Dickens (Injury) Pulled From June 4 Liverpool Show Miguel Flores To Face Ruben Tamayo on PBC on FS1 Erislandy Lara Sees No Network Issues in Making Golovkin Fight Casimero Knocks Out Ruenroeng In Four, Wins Flyweight Crown Focal Point: Lebedev Rises To Top Of Red-Hot Cruiserweight Division Keith Thurman: We Don't Yet Know If Kell Brook is 'Really Special' Provodnikov: Golovkin Blows Out Canelo, GGG-Ward is The Fight Michael Buffer on The UK Scene and Tony Bellew Friendship Morrison, Johnson To Return On June 18 In Manchester Parker Eyes War With Joshua, Brushes Off Whyte's Trash Talk Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Shows His Power on The Heavy Bag Groves Feels Murray Never Recovered From Pounding By Golovkin Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Details Strategy, Camp For Molina Teddy Atlas: I Don't Think There is Any Interest in May-Pac Rematch Whyte Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch: I Want To Whup His Ass! Video: Joel Diaz on Recent Defeats of Victor Ortiz, Tim Bradley Custio Clayton Continues His Streak With Knockout Win Video: Justin Fortune on Khan, Golovkin, McGregor, Canelo, More Miguel Vazquez: I Will Ask Al Haymon To Get Me Adrien Broner Jermell Charlo Tells WBC That He Wants Canelo Alvarez Clash Video: John Molina Talks, Ruslan Provodnikov Crashes Interview Golovkin's Promoter: Canelo Talks Not Dead, Still Our Priority! Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Cracks Away on The Mitts Video: Provodnikov on Golovkin vs. Canelo, Facing John Molina
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement