By Tomasz Dworczyk
Tomasz Dworczyk: You fought 44 bouts in your career and you lost only once, in 2007 with Chad Dawson. Which fight in your boxing career you consider as the hardest?
Tomasz Adamek: The first title bout was the hardest fight in my career. I had a broken nose.
TD: On April 9th you will face Kevin McBride. Could you tell us about your choice? Why do you exactly want to fight Kevin McBride?
TA: Soon, I will be fighting for the world title against Vitali Klitschko so there was a need to find an opponent with appropriate height. That way we’ve found McBride. We needed to schedule a warm-up fight to prepare for September. There is a need to prepare and practice all the time.
TD: How many people do you expect to attend your April fight against McBride?
TA: There will be more than 10,000 people.
TD: Some time ago, you started your preparations with trainer Roger Bloodworth. Is there a special menu for McBride or are you already preparing for the fight with one of the Klitschko brothers?
TA: We’re preparing for McBride. Every boxer has a different style.
TD: Could you tell us something about the negotiations with the Klitschko brothers?
TA: The negotiations were very quick. There were no problems. The contract was signed very fast.
TD: It seems that David Haye already reached an agreement with Wladimir Klitschko. His brother, Vitali, will fight with Odlanier Solis very soon. Could you tell us if your fight against one of the Klitschko brothers is 100% sure?
TA: Yes, I’m sure that I will face Vitali. If he will lose with Solis, I will become a WBO #1 and a mandatory challenger for the world title.
TD: What could you say about the Vitali Klitschko-Odlanier Solis bout?
TA: Vitali is of course the favorite, he’s a champion. However, in boxing, you can’t underestimate your opponent.
TD: If you could choose, which of the current champions would you like to fight the most?
TA: It’s not about picking up the easiest opponent. If you’re a mandatory challenger – you get the opportunity to fight one or another. If you want to be a champion, you get into the ring with everyone and win. If you’re trying to avoid someone – it means that you’re scared.
TD: When David Haye prepared for his fight against Nikolai Valuev, his trainer used some specials boots on high platforms during a pad work in order to land punches at a certain angle. Do you plan to use something similar in your preparations for the fight against Vitali Klitschko?
TA: No, we don’t plan to do anything like that. We train the regular way.
TD: What could you tell us about your fight against Michael Grant?
TA: He’s a very solid puncher. It was a really good fight, I enjoyed it.
TD: What’s the difference between the American school of boxing and Polish?
TA: Primarily in moving in the ring. In American school of boxing, there is a bigger emphasis on body balance. It’s a completely different thing.
TD: The new edition of Fight Night: Champion is out. Why Tomasz Adamek doesn’t appear in the game?
TA: It’s a question to the producers. There was no budget for Poland this year.
TD: Are you still in contact with your former trainer Andrzej Gmitruk?
TA: We talked on the phone on Christmas.
TD: Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather Jr.
TA: I think that my favorite is Floyd Mayweather Jr.
TD: What would you say to all the boxing fans through BoxingCommunity.org?
TA: Thanks everyone, watch my fights and support boxing!
TD: Thank you very much for the interview, good luck on your fight and we’ll continue to support you.
TA: Thank you.
Photo: Adamek Team
Special thanks to Marta Kossecka-Rawicz for co-op and Michal & Piotr Zajac for technical support.