By Alexey Sukachev
Ukrainian top light heavyweight hope Vyacheslav Uzelkov (21-0, 13 KOs) is going to take no other than Tomas Adamek in his next fight! The careful reader will without a doubt get the bottom of this imaginary sensation. Czech Tomas “Jumbo” Adamek (14-1-1, 6 KOs) is neither a relative, nor even a namesake of the cruiserweight star Tomasz Adamek from Poland. That’s being said, WBA mandatory Uzelkov, 30, who is also ranked WBA #3, WBO #4 and WBC/IBF #14, is indeed to face Adamek in the next defense of his WBA I/C 175lb title. The fight will be a featured bout of the next K2 East tournament, set on October 21 at Kiev Palace of Sports.
The show was announced yesterday at a specific presser, held in Kiev. Uzelkov is steadily and patiently awaiting his chance to face the world champion in his weight class, while retaining his regalia in convincing way. Adamek, two time middleweight and three time light heavyweight amateur champion of Czech Republic compiled a powerful 200-30 record at unpaid ranks. As a pro, Adamek had a win over Mukadi Manda and a disputed split loss to Antonio Brancalion. Speaking to reporters, Uzelkov made it clear he had set his eyes on the winner of January Campillo-Shumenov re-match, though there’s no way he will underestimate Adamek’s challenge.
The main man in K2 promotional company and simultaneously the WBC heavyweight master Vitaly Klitschko was unable to greet Uzelkov and media himself as he was busy defending the rights of his electorate in a heated turmoil over the use of Kiev landmass at Kiev City Council. However, he found a moment to speak with the people on attendance through the videophone and addressed some warm statements for both fans and Uzelkov.
In a co-featured bout of the evening, 25-year old middleweight Maxim “The Tormentor” Bursak (18-0-1, 7 KOs), ranked #14 by the WBO, will test his skills against Belarus veteran Sergey “The Ghost” Khomitsky (21-4-1, 8 KOs) in the toughest fight of his career. Also scheduled to fight in a big undercard are WBA #11 heavyweight Alexander Ustinov (17-0, 14 KOs), WBA #13 welterweight Victor Plotnikov (22-1, 10 KOs) and WBO #8 welterweight Valery Brazhnik (21-0-1, 15 KOs). A number of young guns, such as Alexander Spirko (5-0, 2 KOs), Artem Ayvazidi (7-0, 2 KOs), Kostya Rovensky (12-0, 2 KOs), Alaudin Murtazaliev (8-2-1, 5 KOs) and Nikolay Israelian (3-0, 2 KOs), are scheduled to take their parts in the show.