News September 2011

Dominant Vitali thrashes Adamek in 10 rounds

11.09.11

By @livefight

Klitschko demolishes Adamek in 10

Vitali Klitschko pounded brave Tomasz Adamek from the opening bell, before forcing the referee to intervene in round 10 of their WBC heavyweight title fight last night in Poland.

Working behind his trademark low left, Klitschko whipped in the punches from all angles and took Adamek's confidence inside the first round, with a heavy straight right hand buckling the Pole's body.

The trend continued as Adamek tried to find his groove, but was constantly on the retreat against the ropes under a heavy, but patient rain of punches from the 40-year old champion.

The crowd chanted Adamek's name to buoy his efforts, but the sheer size difference was too much for the New Jersey based former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion.

A count in the sixth round cemented the bookies odds against him winning, to astonishing 500/1.

A slip on the canvas by Klitschko was initially thought to be caused by a punch, but on closer inspection he simply slipped, only adding the feeling that Adamek could not make a dent in him.

The ending came in the 10th round, as the bloodied and weak Adamek was pounded from one side of the ring to the other, prompting referee Massimo Barrovecchio to halt the suffering.

Adamek slips to 44-2 (28ko) whilst Vitali improves to 43-2 (40ko) and now holds an astonishing 90% knockout ratio over opposition faced.

In the post-fight interview, Sky's Adam Smith congratulated the champion before talk soon changed to that of David Haye.

Vitali declared that he wanted to "knock out David Haye" and also said that fighting in England, possibly Wembley would be a dream and an honour.

Given Vitali's performance last night over a comparably sized Adamek, you'd be foolish to give Haye any chance of a win over the granite-chinned giant.



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