By Luke Furman
Polish fans are getting very excited as Saturday comes closer, when Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) will get his chance to win the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight belts from Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KO ) in Germany. A good friend of Wach, top cruiserweight contender Mateusz Masternak (28-0, 21 KOs), says there is no doubt that Mariusz is capable to pull off the upset.
Other Polish fighters have tried to topple the Klitschko brothers, like Tomasz Adamek, but he was too small to get the job done. Wach, at nearly 6'8, is the first opponent who is bigger than either brother.
"Mariusz can not win on points, because Klitschko is better technically. But is capable of coming forward, making Klitschko use his legs, breaking through the defense and knocking him out before the end of the twelfth round. I can compare Tomasz Adamek [who lost to Vitali Klitschko by KO] and Wach based on their encounters with the Irishman Kevin McBride. Tomasz struggled with him for twelve rounds, and Mariusz knocked him out in the fourth round. Klitschko does not have a good resistance to taking [big] punches," Wach said.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org