By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik
“My coach Roger Bloodworth was always telling me that I need time to combine being fast as a cruiserweight with the extra 20+ pounds I gained fighting as a heavyweight. This time is now. I’m faster and stronger,” said former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion and currently top heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 28 KOs) in a Fightnews.com interview.
Adamek, who on November 16 will fight (live on NBC, site will be announced shortly) against undefeated as a pro 2008 Olympic silver medalist from Ukraine Vyacheslaw Glazkov (15-0, 11 KO), has been in training camp for two weeks. “It’s so much easier, so much faster to get into shape, with a mental and physical fighting spirit when you fought just two months ago. You could see this when Floyd Mayweather Jr. was fighting Alvarez just a short time after he fought Guerrero. It makes all the difference. Especially for us, guys who are not 22 anymore” stated the 36-year-old “Goral”.
Talking about last Saturday’s heavyweight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin, Adamek understood how tough Povetkin’s task was.
“Everything has to work perfectly well to go through, be close to have space to punch fighters as big as Wladimir or Vitaly. Timing, foot and hand speed. Everything, but it could be done. Sasha never stopped trying, Wladimir minimized the risk. It worked for him,” said the New Jersey-based Polish fighter, who is on the path to possibly see “Dr Steelhammer” in the ring.
Of course, “Czar” Glazkov has a the same plan, but whoever wins on November 16 will be #2 IBF ranked heavyweight – a step closer to the mandatory position, occupied currently by Kubrat Pulev (18-0, 9 KOs).