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17 NOVEMBER 2018


Adamek, Bigger, Stronger And Faster

Heavyweight contender Tomaz Adamek believes boxing fans will witness a bigger, stronger and faster fighter when he faces Irishman Kevin McBride at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, USA on April 9.

The 34 year-old former light-heavy and cruiserweight champion held a media workout at the Fernwood Resort in Bushkill, PA earlier today and insists the intense training he is undergoing with trainer Roger Bloodworth means he is in the best shape of his 43-1-(28), 12 year career.

Speaking at the media workout Adamek said: "Fighting Kevin McBride is a good test for me. We had a good camp. I am in the ring with Roger every day. I am six, seven weeks training very hard. As you know, Roger(Bloodworth) changed me a lot. I have more movement. When I punch somebody I hit them up. I am more flexible in the ring, I can change. I feel I can fight anybody and win."

Adamek is scheduled to challenge either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko for their respective world heavyweight titles September and insists he id not looking past the Kevin McBride fight.

"I do not look past McBride or take him for granted,” insists Adamek. This is boxing, one punch can change the situation, just one punch can change everything. This is my test before Klitschko. I respect McBride.

"My weight is natural, now I weigh maybe 215 - 216. I am training hard, two times a day. I feel very good, fast when I am at this weight. This is very comfortable for me.

"Roger says every camp I hit stronger because I am more loose and flexible. When I am more loose I am more dynamic. I think when I hit somebody I can hurt him.

"A lot of people say ’why do you fight before the Klitschko fight and take a chance?’ You know every fight is a danger, but I can’t stay home and sit with nothing to do. I need to practice. Every day I learn a little bit, and a little bit more, this is my way. It will only help me prepare.

"The Solis fight was only two minutes, but two times he hit him (Klitschko) very easy. I think, and Roger said too, a short guy with a tall guy is never a good opponent, because they are difficult. It is difficult to hit (the short guy) because he is down. Valuev said the same thing after fighting Haye; he said he never fought a guy like David. David was like me, we are quick and uncomfortable to fight.

"People say I cannot beat the Klitschko’s because I am too short, that I can’t fight heavyweight. But when I started fighting heavyweight I beat Arreola, and next Grant, and every fight is better. I love not being the favorite because I want to make it a surprise and become the heavyweight champion.

"I think the worst opponent is a quick opponent because they can do anything. I am faster than a big heavyweight. My legs are very good. This is not the street, it is the ring, whoever is the smartest will win. I will show my class on April 9th and win."

March 25, 2011

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