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 Last update:  9/11/2011       Read more by Luke Furman            &
Vitali: Adamek's Jaw Surprised Me, Opponents Not There
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By Luke Furman

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko was stunned at the amount of punishment that Tomasz Adamek was able to take before he was stopped in the tenth round on Saturday night in Wroclaw, Poland. Vitali said he pasted other boxers with similar punches, but Adamek stood in there and tried to fight. As reported earlier, Vitali advised Adamek to move down in weight and said the Polish star was a blown-up heavyweight.

"It was not an easy fight, because Tomasz is a great boxer. I am very happy with the title defense because I had a great opponent, which is Tomasz Adamek. But you can't just eat more to become heavyweight. You have to be big. I think he made a mistake by moving up to heavyweight. I wasn't surprised by his speed, but in the third round I hit him with a hard right hand and I was very surprised because Tomasz was still on his feet. In the fourth, again I hit him with a hard right and I thought to myself 'wow, he's still there. I was controlling the fight and I knew that sooner or later I was going to knock Adamek out. But I was very surprised at how strong of a jaw Adamek has," Klitschko said.

What's next for Vitali? The WBC champion, and his younger brother, WBO/IBO/IBF/WBA champion Wladimir Klitschko, are in agreement that both of them are running out of name opponents to face. As reported on Saturday on, Wladimir is likely going to face former cruiserweight king Jean Marc Mormeck on December 10th in Germany. However, Vitali wants to face British boxer David Haye.

"I'm not ready to discuss who I'm fighting next. I want to take a break and then I can say more. David Haye said a lot of things about me and my brother and I really want to knock him out, so he may be next. Maybe right now you don't see any strong names around, but the younger generation is growing rapidly," said Klitschko.

Luke Furman covers the boxing scene for

Tags: Wladimir Klitschko , Tomasz Adamek , Vitali Klitschko , Klitschko-Adamek , Klitschko vs Adamek , David Haye , Klitschko-Haye , Klitschko vs Haye , Jean-Marc Mormeck , Klitschko-Mormeck , Klitschko vs Mormeck

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comment by codey, on 09-11-2011
The Klitschko are lucky guys like Mike Tyson, Tommy Morrison, Lennox Lewis, and David Tua or no longer in the game! Favorite Boxers (current) 1. Miguel Cotto 2. Yuriorkis Gamboa 3. Sergio Martinez

comment by mshap, on 09-11-2011
of course VK is correct -- the HW division has been and is such a joke that there are really no challenges for him out there -- hard to believe that this is the case for a 40 year old guy who retired for 4 years and has obvious flaws in his game -- but so it is

comment by jreckoning, on 09-11-2011
Adamek beat Paul Briggs when Briggs was good, and he had a broken nose right before the fight started. So there's no question he's a tough dude.

comment by joe strong, on 09-11-2011
wlad will crush mormeck in paris...saw this coming as mormeck had been trying to get a title fight with haye in france.this will be an easy paycheck for wlad...i read fritz said haye & valuev & that could be it for vitali...

comment by Norton, on 09-11-2011
Aside Haye there are Helenius, Fury maybe one of the Russians (Povetkin, Boytsov or freaky Valuev - though it's unlikely that those cowards will step into one ring with either Klitschko).

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