In less than two weeks, former cruiserweight champ Tomasz Adamek will face his biggest test to date, both literally and figuratively, when he takes on WBC heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko in Wroclaw, Poland.
Thought coming in as a significant underdog, Adamek (44-1, 28 KOs) believes he has the tools to make Klitschko uncomfortable and thinks an upset win is a definite possibility.
“I am quicker, my spirit is strong. I think my mind is stronger. I respect him but I think I am (an) uncomfortable (fighter) for him,” said Adamek earlier today during a conference call.
Adamek has been fighting big heavyweights in recent bouts in order to get accustomed to challenging someone like Klitschko. That experience, along with a never-say-die attitude is what Adamek thinks will be huge assets for him on fight night.
” I believe you have to have the right frame of mind to get in the ring. I know how to beat Vitali. I know that he will be expecting somebody who will be intimidated, even scared, but this will not be the case for me. He will not get a fighter standing in front of him, waiting for execution and payday. He will get somebody with no fear and the will and skills to win. This will be deciding factor on September 10,” added Adamek.
Fighting in his backyard, Adamek is ecstatic about the prospect of having his fans cheering him on in such a big fight. ”The whole country believes in me. It’s very important to me. I know they say I am not the favorite, but in Poland I will have millions cheering for me.”
Trainer Roger Bloodworth says the hometown crowd will not detrimental to Adamek’s concentration and is confident of victory for his fighter.
“Tomasz is very disciplined. Fighting in Poland will not distract him. He has fought in Poland before. This time the crowd of course will be larger, but that won’t make a difference,” said Bloodworth.