HBO World Championship Boxing, 9.10.11 (Part 1)


"Battle of the XXI Century"...not quite.

Tomasz Adamek vs. Vitali Klitschko
From Wrocław, Poland for the WBC heavyweight title

The fight went just about how you’d imagine.

Coming in I thought for Adamek to have even a punchers chance he would have to open it up and just let the punches fly. In the first round he did no such think and it appeared as if he was content to just take his beating, collect his check and be on his way.

Then round two began. Even though this was the most dangerous approach (and sure to end poorly for him) for him, Adamek let the fists fly. It wasn’t going to realistically change the outcome of the fight, but it was going to at least make it worth watching. At least more so than that dreck of a fight between Vitali’s brother Wladimir and David Haye.

The story for this fight was Vitali’s jab (which could second as a straight right for anyone else). He consistently jammed it into Adamek’s face and by the time the ref stopped the fight in the 10th his nose was a bloody mess.

Rounds 1 through 10 were almost near carbon copies of each other. Vitali would jab, through some overhand rights, mix in a few uppercuts and Adamek would do his best to move, cover-up and try to retaliate.

Adamek did try to retaliate, even landed a few good body shots, but nothing Vitali couldn’t just absorb.

Klitschko handled what little Adamek dealt and gave him back blow after blow until his nose was bleeding everywhere, he could barely stand and by round 10 the ref finally, mercifully, stopped the fight.

It’s my opinion (as I’m sure it’s others as well) that there isn’t anyone in the heavyweight division that can beat the Klitschko’s. With the slight exception of each other of course.

I would, however, love to see a David Haye vs. Tomasz Adamek fight.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s