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Vitali Klitschko Expects a Very Difficult Defense Ahead

Vitali Klitschko insists he will not take Tomasz Adamek for granted when he heads into the cauldron of a 42,000-capacity football stadium in Wroclaw to defend his WBC 'super' heavyweight title tonight.

Polish hero Adamek, a former world light-heavy and cruiserweight champion, is regarded by many to pose one of the biggest threats to the Klitschko brothers' continuing dominance of the sport.

And while the natural weight discrepancy leaves Adamek at a huge disadvantage, Klitschko maintains he has seen enough of the tough Pole to expect a "special" test on the challenger's home turf.

"I know he is a very difficult fighter who is very fast and in good condition," Klitschko said.

"It is not going to be an easy fight and I have had special preparation for a special fighter."

Klitschko is anxious to get back into action after a futile one-round win over an injured Odlanier Solis in March.

Since moving up to heavyweight, Adamek has dispatched the likes of Chris Arreola and Michael Grant.

Adamek insists he has learned from the mistakes made by David Haye in his dismal bid to wrest the world title from Wladimir Klitschko earlier this year, and that there will be no repeat.

"My opinion is if someone speaks too much you have to go to the ring and give a good show," Adamek said.

"But he (Haye) spoke too much, then he came to the ring and did not give a good show or try to win.

"I'm quicker than Vitali and I am going to kill him with my speed. Speed is power and it is going to be everything in this fight.

"I am not afraid to go in the ring to fight such a big guy."

It may be true that Adamek represents one of the toughest possible challenges to Klitschko's continuing reign. But that does not mean Klitschko's reign is likely to end, and a one-sided points win is the most likely outcome.

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

I believe that Adamek is in fact coming into this fight unafraid, which already puts him in the small minroity of VK's opponents over the years....

Comment by MartialBoxing on 09-10-2011

spoken like a true champ Adamek FTW :boxing:

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