In Poland last night, former two weight world champion Tomasz Adamek was the victim of a no-holds-barred beat-down by Vitali Klitschko.
The bout was a clear mismatch, with the Ukrainian WBC World Heavyweight Champion winning by technical knockout in the 10th Round. Adamek fought bravely and tried his best but the size and weight difference was too big an obstacle for him to overcome.
Adamek can be proud of the way he performed, as it was clear from the beginning that he was not going to win. The challenger kept fighting and to his credit did not change his tactics in order to survive the contest.
Which is more than can be said for David Haye and his pitiful challenge against Wladimir Klitschko.
After several months David Have finally broke his silence to the German media and stated that he was willing to postpone his retirement in order to fight either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko.
After last night's contest, Sky Sports in the UK interviewed Vitali Klitschko. They told him that David Haye was willing to fight him...and it can be said that Vitali has never looked so happy
But why should either Klitschko brother fight Haye after his last poor showing?
For Vitali it is a personal issue. The WBC champion took Haye's abuse of his family very much to heart over the last few years and was disappointed when his younger brother was unable to knockout Haye.
Vitali Klitschko knows he can easily beat Haye. He told Sky Sports that he was more than happy to fight Haye so long as he steps up to the plate and doesn't chicken out.
On last night's showing, Haye would be in for a very hard night against Vitali. The Ukrainian is a gentleman and a great ambassador for the sport but is almost a sadist in the ring. Vitali could easily beat Haye into a pulp for ten rounds like he did Adamek before finishing him off. And believe me, Vitali would be looking to make Haye pay.
Financially the bout also make sense, especially since Vitali admitted he would be happy to come to the UK to fight Haye. Vitali's preferred venue is Wembley Stadium and this would be a spectacular venue for the fight.
In all honesty, there are no real genuine contenders left for either Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko to fight. Contests against Povetkin, Helenius or even Valuev are unlikely to be popular. Retirement for either brother would not be a disgrace.
But for Vitali Klitschko there is one more matter to take care of. Expect a David Haye battering from Dr. Iron Fist to be on a television screen near you in the future.
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