By John F. McKenna (McJack)
Trainer Roger Bloodworth vows that his fighter former cruiserweight and light heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KO’s) will again challenge for the heavyweight championship of the world.
In their first mini fight camp since Adamek was stopped in the 10th round of his title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s) Bloodworth had this to say in a Fightnews.com interview about the tough Polish born heavyweight:
“I was pleasantly surprised, how ready Adamek was, how sharp and accurate his punches were. We sat down, discussed the Klitschko fight, what happened and what should have happened. Adamek is not done. He wants to get better, he wants to learn new things, go to work. This is why I believe he will get another shot. He will fight for another world championship belt again.”
During the interview Bloodworth said that Tomasz got hit really hard in the first three rounds after which he reverted back to his old style of fighting. He wanted to fight and brawl. He forgot all about boxing. Once Adamek came out of his game plan he was never able to get back on track.
Bloodworth went on to say that in a perfect world he would have preferred to have waited another year before taking on Vitali, but in boxing things very rarely go exactly as planned. In another year the fight may not have been available.
Roger said the difference was that Vitali executed his game plan perfectly while his fighter did not. Bloodworth would not elaborate on Adamek’s game plan the next time he fights for the title but it will include more head and foot movement.
Responding to a comment by Lennox Lewis that he was not a world class trainer, Bloodworth pointed out that in 2003 Vitali was well ahead of Lewis with Emanuel Steward in his corner. Lewis was headed for defeat in that fight when it was stopped due to horrific cuts around Vitali’s eyes.
Bloodworth went on to say that Adamek’s one sided loss to Klitschko did not break his will to win. Instead it has stiffened his resolve to become a better fighter.
Bloodworth’s comment that once Adamek was hit hard in the first 3 rounds he reverted to his old style demonstrates once again how prophetic Joe Louis’s famous quote was.
Over 60 years ago Louis said:
“Every body has a plan until he gets hit.”
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