Time goes by quickly, a month of my intense training has already gone by. I'm not going to name every exercise that Tyler Woodman and Roger Bloodworth recommended for me. Lifting a lot of metal and pouring out gallons of sweat is typical of my training. The goal is simple, to strengthen my arm, leg and abdominal muscles.
I'm not going to be describing new interesting exercises, which kicked my butt. I want to tell everyone that I am still alive and I want to continue my training, more boxing oriented training. That training we will begin on July 9th in Bushkill located in the Poconos Mountains where we will stay until the end of August. Last Saturday and Sunday we had a weekend free of training. There were a few reasons why. My wife and kids spent the weekend at Lake George with Ziggy Rozalski's family and I invited the trainers my friends over to watch the Haye vs. Kliczko fight. It was a good idea to watch it and exchange comments as the fight went on. And here is a surprise the fight was like medicine. From both sides during the fight there was not too many blows and fight was at half distance the whole time. We got used to Wladimir's style of fighting pretty quickly but David was supposed to show a way to beat the Ukranian giant. Instead he showed his small hurt finger and that was after the fight. That's not what boxing fans expected. David's hits were not getting him closer to his goal and his attempts at coming to half distance ended in him falling on the floorboards or with his head under Wladimir's arm. Since the weight difference David felt what it is like to fight with such giants. I know a little about this since my fight with Grant or McBride. You have to accept then that their physical advantage is on their side. You can only outweigh that with tactic, quickness and the amount of hits. Hunting for David for one hit and focusing on defense is not enough to win the fight. I am convinced that the third round was significant in the fight. There were strong hits from both sides. Wladimir had a cut under his eye and David met Wladimir's strength in his hit which landed on David's head. Later the whole time they felt respect for each other and didn't want to risk fighting at a distance. In the following rounds when David was defending and had tremendous balance Wladimir was going after him like a hunter after his prey. In the fifth round Wladimir was close to beating David but thanks to balancing himself on the ropes he defended himself. In the last round everything halted but that was to keep the fans interested. David didn't use his attributes and lost the belt. Wladimir didn't get 50 KO on his opponent but in turn he won the belt. Even though there were not a lot of hits given everything happened at a quick tempo. The excellent physical preparation was evident from both fighters. Many interesting observations came up as we watched the fight. And it does not matter that Witalij fights different than his brother. Style of the Kliczko brothers has many similarities, keeping a safe distance will play a large role even in my fight. Will I be able to overcome this in Wroclaw? I will wait for the answer until August 10th. I feel that now that David had lost many fans hope that I can beat Witalij. I have been reading what boxing experts and fans have been saying and I am not the favorite in this fight. This motivates me in my training. I can reassure everyone today that I will fight more seriously than David Haye. Trainers and I went over basic tactical training. Sparrings in the Poconos will for sure be very interesting. For now my health is good but something can always happen during training. Boxing is a hard sport and a style of life but no one told me that it was going to be easy. It's important that at the stadium in Wroclaw green grass appeared. This a sign that the building work will be finished in time. Many people are asking me about buying the tickets and despite the good information people can't buy them on the internet. Thank you for the letters and for writing on my web page. Go read the advice on how to beat Witalij. Will I remember all this and be able to use it in the ring? There are more questions without answers. The time for answers will be on August 10th, I invite everyone today, to meet in Wroclaw and celebrate the win in which no one believes in.