A week ago in my New Year blog I said that I hope to win the world title until the end of 2011. Today everything points to an agreement being signed for a fight with Władimir Kliczko. The ring will be at the new Stadium in Wrocław. Our location has many practical aspects.

foto: Mike Gladysz 

Our fight will promote the new stadium and the city before the planned soccer EURO 2012 matches. On October 2nd 1998 Andrew Gołota faught Tim Witherspoonem, and there hasn't been an event like that there since.  My opponent, Władimir Kliczko has thousands of fans in Germany. He is counting on many fans coming from Germany and Ukraine. I on the other hand hope that 40 thousand people will cheer me on through my fight for the world title in the third weight category. Getting this title is my next goal in my boxing career, a goal which according to some is very difficult to accomplish. Dreams are good to have and it is also good to know that you can make them come true. To this day I have accomplished my goals and have shown that I accomplish what I set out to do.  Dreams are not enough for Władimir Kliczko, I have to bring the highest level of boxing to the ring. I know that I have to be in great condition, I have to be agile and give hits of different caliber. I have to have the right mind set. A lot always depends on physical preparation but also well prepared tactic. What we prepare with the trainers must translate into the ring.  This will show on the boxing day. I carry winning in my heart for months now. Believeing that I will do what other boxers have not done yet is not enough, my physical fitness is a guarantee. To be the best in three weight categories after beating Kliczko is not an easy task. I cannot procrastinate any longer but things have been said that I am fighting with old and weak boxers. Today boxing fans may ask about Kliczko. Despite this I must go out and take my chances.  They said the same things when I was going against Arreola and Grant and yet I won. It doesn't bother me that the fighters that fought Kliczko before me finished poorly. In my opinion they lost the fight in the locker room, before the fight.  Kliczko's blows are very powerful but is there no remedy for them ? How to avoid many of them? How to not let yourself be hit by the iron fists ? What can be my defense against his left straight and his strong right hit? These are never ending questions for which I must create answers for in the ring. Andrzej Kostyra, said this is a fight of the century. I will give everything from myself in the ring and in practices because I am ready for the fight of my life. Because if not Adamek then who will take Kliczko's belts? 

foto: Mike Gladysz 

 

Before the big fight with Kliczko a fight is waiting for me in Katowice April 16th. From the beginning negotiations with Team K2 with Peter have given difficulties. Peter's manager was not agreeing to our propositions and clearly was not interested to bring the negotiations to a happy ending. With the week ending comes the ending of negotiations and its time for another IBF action in this case. Who i will fight in Katowice, no one knows. I hope that this week new names will come up. My opponent shouldn't be much stronger, since I cannot compromise myself because I have the fight of my life with Kliczko coming up. From another side the fight must be exciting for fans who will come for our and other fight to Katowice. All in all 2011 began pretty well for me. THE RING gave two rankings in which I was placed high.  This makes me happy because it is another reassurance of my position in the heavyweight division. Unfortunatley I will not be able to attend the Przegląd Sportowy event in Warsaw. That week I have to be in the US because of IBS lawyers and promoters for the ending negotiations about an opponent in Katowice. This makes me so sad but at the end of the negotiations my promoter and I will fly to Poland and organize a special press conference. I want to thank everyone for supporting me. I will see everyone soon in Poland.