Now that Wladimir Klitschko (56-3-0) secured another victory on his record by decisively beating David Haye (25-2-0), the Klitschko brothers have all the heavyweight belts in their possession.
Despite the fact that the brothers acquired the only belt not in their ownership via Wlad’s victory over David Haye, the anxiety is not yet over, as Wlad’s brother Vitali Klitschko (42-2-0) is putting his own WBC belt on the line against Tomasz Adamek (44-1-0) of Poland on September 10, in Wroclaw, Poland.
Adamek’s record speaks for itself, with victories over admirable opposition. Adamek has done well in the heavyweight division so far, and thus deserves a shot at Vitali’s title. I don’t expect it to be an easy fight for either of them, and underestimating Adamek would be a very pricey mistake for Vitali. Having said that, I don’t think there will be any lack of respect, as Vitali has already expressed his knowledge and understanding of just how dangerous of an opponent Adamek is.
The result of their bout will undoubtedly create numerous possibilities for decent heavyweight matches.
If Vitali wins in their upcoming fight, then Adamek vs. Haye is a superb matchup in my opinion. Haye will be able to do more of what he does best, as there will no longer be the huge size and reach disadvantage to him. It would be an advantageous move for Adamek as well, giving him a fight that will sell out a stadium and generate good paychecks for both boxers.
If Adamek is able to pull it off and beat Vitali, than either a rematch, or much more likely a fight against Wladimir would instantaneously materialize. This of course would automatically be bigger than David vs. Wlad, due to the fact that this would be a “brotherly revenge" fight. Remember the hype of Vitali vs. Corrie Sanders? Polish fans, just like the British, are also well known for their patriotism and support in their sports icons. This fight would build up to a very exciting and important historic event.
As far as Vitali goes, it is likely that no matter win or lose, this will be his last fight. My reasoning comes from the fact that he has been hinting to this lately, and there is huge lack in exciting competition. I have a feeling he will retire from boxing and dive in into his political career.
September is not that far off, and Adamek vs. Klitschko is not any less interesting to me than Haye vs. Klitschko was this past weekend.