I lost against the world champion, Witalij Kliczko. His hit in the second round on mynear lasted the whole fight. He paralyzed my legs and arms. In this situation o wanted to slowly rebuild myself in the next rounds. This wasn't easy because Witalij was constantly attacking me and did not give me a second to breathe.
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He said he would do this during the press conference and he blocked a way for me to gain safe distance. He was surprised that I did not fall on the floor boards. The third round was me slowly regaining consciousness and protecting myself. After the third round Roger Bloodworth told me that after that blow it won't be easy to regain my strength. Those words worked for me. In the next two rounds I was aggressive but I was not as fast as I could be. The next rounds were just hope that I would regain my strength and I would be myself. In this situation there was no magical advice in the corner. I was so weakened by the next blows that I couldn't match him in any elements. That evening Witalij was quick and effective. Tactically he unwounded a great fight. It was evident that he prepared for fast Adamek. I read critics' writings that that was his most effective fight in his whole career. The magic disposition of the day had worked. I allowed myself to not pay attention in the second round and that caused me to lose my asset, my speed. It's not then training or bad tactic, it's my fault for letting my guard down in the second round. After that blow in the ring we saw a totally different Adamek than we have seen in other fights. I was angry at myself that I let down my fans. Such a beautiful sporting arena, thousands of fans and a great atmosphere and we created a huge crowd. Fans expectations were different, they counted on small Adamek to match the huge Witalij. When Kliczko fell to then floor in the 8th round, there was an explosion in the stadium. The fans waited and got what they came for, too bad it wasn't right after a hit. Tired and dissapointed I could only put my head down and leave the ring. The fight with Witalij surprisingly only left slightly torn skin. Today there isn't much left of that because lotions make it go away quickly. My nose is still here and I do not have any contusions. My gums are a little torn inside my mouth which gets in the way of me eating and talking. After such a war in the ring I left healthy and with hope to return and fight for the title again.
To my beloved fans.
I know how much hope I have awakened in you. Everyone needs success in their lives. I thank you for being with me through the good and through the bad. I read thousands of letters and posts at the airport in Warsaw. I appreciate that through the bad times you gave me a lot of support on my website. I appreciated you for that and still do. For my anti fans I reassure you that money was not the most important aspect of this fight. I promised my countrymen a fight in Poland over a year ago. Now after the first championship fight was organized in Poland I can say that it was worth coming to Wroclaw. I know that before and after the fight Worclaw hosted thousands of my fans. The party was never ending. This was the biggest sporting event in boxing in history. A great stadium, a good atmosphere, the cheers will be remembered by everyone that came to Wroclaw from all over the world. I know that there were people from USA, Canada, Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany and many more others. It was them along with fans from Gdansk, Szczecznie, Wroclaw, Eblag, Slask and other regions that cheered me on with all their strength. I thank you for everything. Boxing fans from over 140 countries gathered in front of the tv. Our statistics show that over 70 million people watched the fight. We know that not everyone could watch when the organizers for the first Polish transmission to be through the PPV system. This is new in Poland but it has to be accepted with many more new things coming to Poland.
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I am richer in experience since yesterday. While we were flying to USA on a Polish airline, the plane got sent back to Poland for an airplane emergency. I don't have to add that we survived when the flight attendant told us to put on our seat belts and put on the oxygen mask. We went back thinking about our lives and me losing ti Witalij is a never ending episode. For a few hours of the flight we explored options of landing in Norway. The flying plane had to lose some fuel and that all took time. We received approval for returning to Poland for an emergency landing. We hope to leave today without any problems. My wife flew on a different airplane and will soon be landing in USA. It is worth remembering that life and health are most important. Dreams have this that they can come true the first or the second time around. hope dies last. It is important that everyday we save those assets which make us good. Adamek will return to the ring and will build back up after Kliczko. I am not concerned with People that talk badly about me, because as long as I have fans that support me it is worth it to do everything that I planned for myself and promised boxing fans. We will meet again to reminisce about Wroclaw. I will be back in Poland soon and then will be time to talk about my further plans in the heavyweight class.
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