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Klitschko picked to beat Adamek on Saturday

UKRAINIAN boxing powerhouse Vitali Klitschko is the firm favourite on Betfair to successfully defend his WBC Heavyweight title in Saturday’s championship bout against Tomasz Adamek in Wroclaw, Poland.

Undefeated since coming out of retirement in 2008, the 40-year-old may be hoping to end his career with a bang, amidst rumours that he is about to hang up his gloves for good. With his height, weight advantage and raw strength, Klitschko can be backed at just 2-11 on the betting Exchange.

Known for his devastatingly powerful punches, the 6ft 7in fighter is also odds-on at 8-15 to win the David and Goliath contest by knockout.

Adamek looks to be an unlikely giant killer because of his five inch height deficit, and comparatively limited reach. And while he boasts an impressive 44-1 record, his opponents have typically been of a lower calibre than Klitschko, prompting bettors to make the Polish puncher a 6-1 outsider.

Betfair’s James Gilbert said: “He may be approaching retirement, but Vitali simply isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet. With his superb record, size advantage and status as reigning champion, he’s proving to be a knockout with Betfair punters.”

Klitschko v Adamek winner Betfair bet: 2-11 Klitschko, 6-1 Adamek, 38-1 Draw

Article posted on 09.09.2011



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