By Przemek Garczarczyk
“I’m ready to fight now, being in my boxing prime, not as some over the hill fighter. I have nothing to lose, I’m calm as always and it will be the same when I will be facing Vitali on September 10 in Wroclaw. I have to say thank you to Vitali to giving me this chance and I will do the best to make the best of it,” said Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO), during first official press conference announcing his fight versus WBC titleholder, Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO).
Klitschko stated, “I’m really happy to be here to fight Tomasz Adamek. It will be a great fight because Tomasz is a great contender, two time light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion. I know his weakest and strongest points. I also know that size doesn’t matter in boxing. Only what you have in your heart, and your skills.”
“Adamek already fought a K2 fighter, Jonathon Banks and knocked him out. Now he will fight my boss, Vitali Klitschko,” said Tom Leoffler, representing K2 Promotions.
A second press conference will take place tomorrow in Leipzig, Germany, with plans for Adamek and Klitschko to meet again during a fight announcement in the USA.
Both fighters were complementary of Polish venue, a 40,000+ brand new soccer arena in Wroclaw, just a hundred miles from German border, as their fighting stage.
“We are very happy to fight here, in Wroclaw. We had couple of international options, but now I see that this was the best one,” said Leoffler.
“Wroclaw offered us the best deal and this made our decision easy. I will not disclose any numbers – we just don’t do that” – said Klitschko’s manager, Bernd Boente. Boente also addressed also some of the media speculations that if Wladimir Klitschko would lose his fight against David Haye (July 2), Vitali’s fight against Adamek would be cancelled. “It will not happen. There’s no possibility that Adamek-Klitschko could be cancelled. And just another thought – Wladimir will not be defeated by Haye…”