On may 20th I landed in Krakow with Ziggy Rozalski and Robert Piwowarczyk. Then I gave short interviews at the airport for the press and tv. Later we had dinner in the center of Krakow at a restaurant called "at Grandma Malina's" to which the owner of the restaurant, Robert Wasowicz, invited us. Robert is a huge boxing fan and tries to be at all of my fights. In the evening we drove off home to Gilowice. On saturday may 21st I invited my closest friends and family to a drive "under jelenie".

 There was dancing, talks about life and contests. I as always started dancing with my mother, who hasn't lost her moves even though she is 65 years old. There was also a traditional conga line that the guests have made. The main attraction of the evening was a roasted boar which was brought out on a cart by the waiters and was surrounded by artificial flames.

fot. Stanisław Skrzyński

fot. Stanisław Skrzyński

fot. Stanisław Skrzyński

On Sunday we went to Wroclaw to meet with my promoter, Katy Duva, who flew in from New York for the conference. Evening meetings and conversations with reporters filled up the evening. Yesterday I had a morning walk throughout the city, meeting with boxing fans in the streets of Wroclaw and preparations for the conference. I am very happy with how the conference went. There was a nice atmosphere without any media scandals. Kliczko expressed that he is happy that the soonest fight will be in the Wroclaw stadium. He said that he will not hand over the title and belt and it was very difficult to disagree with him. I said that in the ring I will do everything possible to make sure the belt will end up in my hands. He complemented me and pointed out my boxing assets. He knows that acknowledging his opponent will give him more success. By doing this he gave me more faith in myself. I know that on the day of the fight his attitude will be different, less friendly and more painful. He just did that to gain my sympathy.He knows that gaining an opponents acknowledgment is better than his judging and not noticing his accomplishments. Showing class to an opponent is always welcome and deserves a thank you. In a shirt exchange I thanked Witalij for all the nice words addressed at me. After the conference there was a group ride to the stadium in Wroclaw.The reactions to the site were great and the builders reassure us that everything will be done in time. In the evening more meetings and more conversations.Today there will be a similar program in Dreznie, where we will try to promote the fight throughout Germany. On Thursday we will fly back to New York

fot. Łukasz Furman

fot. Łukasz Furman

fot. Łukasz Furman

fot. Łukasz Furman

fot. Łukasz Furman

fot. Łukasz Furman

fot. Łukasz Furman