The fight with Michael Grant went down in history. Statisticians were writing about the fight details and the media were presenting various opinions about the fight. The standpoints were different from negative to positive. Boxing fans stated that they welcomed my last win but at the same time were unsettled. There were no knockouts in the fight and that inferred that I was not ready for the Kliczko brothers.

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That is how it is though, your appetite grows with how much you can take.  I barely finished by fourth fight in the heavy weight division and the fan’s expectations are already exceeding mine and my trainer’s plans for the future. I am just starting to gain experience in the new to me heavy weight division and, I am a small heavy weight so I must find the secret to beating bigger than me heavy weights. I am only at the beginning of the road to the title but my trainer and I have a plan for excellence. My trainer told me that I have a special trait which allows me to adapt to every opponent. Every time an actor prepares, I do  the same with my trainer with a script we have written together.

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We also prepared a plan for Grant I realized what my trainer expected of me. In the process of a tough fight I allowed myself to be hit only a few times. I noticed that many bloggers on the internet changed their hard opinions. It was the result of re- watching the fight and receiving the fight with no emotion, unlike what happens when it is watched live I am happy that those people that were not fully satisfied with my fight said that I Won fair and square Without emotion they concluded that the matter of the Kliczko or Haye fight is next year and that a lot can happen between now and then. I never said that after a successful fight with Grant it is time for Kliczko. Trainer Roger Bloodworth said that I have to have more fights in order to gain more experience. Unfortunately I will admit with regret that many boxing fans suggest that I change trainers in this situation, while I won the fight thanks to his direction and guidance in the ring.

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Trainer Roger Bloodworth is an influence on me because of the work that he has put in me to fix my weak defense. In heavyweight the most risky aspect of the fight is receiving blows to a block. This element of my defense I had to replace with other attributes, a different position and keeping my balance. During the preparation for the Arreola fight, trainer Ronnie Shields received instruction for preparation from the head trainer Roger Bloodworth. Ronnie handled it very well, which could be seen during his fight with Arreola. Before the fight with Grant we had to slightly modify or rather enrich defense by other elements.  There were obstacles with Grants arm reach, weight and his strength. Michael is an old veteran to the ring, he gained helpful insight for his stature. Besides him being an amazing athlete I admire him for his skill and his straight forward goal in the fight. He was looking for me in the ring, hunting for one hit and I, as I promised, quickly adjusted my position so that he would not find me. It’s strange that he grazed my face but his strong hits which I received a few of did not hurt me at all. This time cutman Danny Milano had a little work when usually I pay him to do nothing.

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Whats next? Calmly looking at the future. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone.I have a set goal for the future which is getting the belt of the champion of the world in the third weight category and that is what I am sticking to. I do not know when and where it will happen.  My friends and I have to talk over how my career should keep going. Now I deserve rest. Though knowing my nature, I know that I should have a lighter fight toward the end of the year so that I do not freeze up. And so I will say to the media to stop its search for the next strong and dangerous opponent for Adamek.

Now I dream of a lighter fight, where I do not put everything on it. A fight like that would allow me to shoe off my fighting style. Let’s not talk about American or European fighting styles, but styles that are effective which could be a mix of both but must guarantee my ongoing improvement in boxing.   Everything around me is going in the right direction. Finally after 2 years I can thank my promoters . Kathy Duva and Ziggy Rozalski for excellent representation of my interests as well as professionally organizing my fights. These two years that I spent in USA gave me very much during a hard time  which is tied in with changing my weight category, changing my place of residence as well as getting a new trainer. I will see you in Poland, where I will be shortly.  Once again I thank you for doping and writing on my page.   Best wishes from me and my family. I also want to thank my daughter Roksana, who took it upon herself during these two years in USA to translate my blogs  into English, isn’t that another reason to be happy?

 

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