Golota Very Impressed By Adamek!
22.12.05 - Interview by Scoop Malinowski / Boxinginsider.com: By all accounts, WBC Light Heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek was spectacular with his 6th-round KO win performance in his first title defense on October 15th in Germany against European champ Thomas Ulrich. Particularly impressed was Adamek's friend and countryman, Andrew Golota who was seated at ringside that evening. Read on for Golota's rave reviews about Adamek's dazzling win over Ulrich:
Article posted on 22.12.2005
Scoop: Were you impressed by Tomasz Adamek's KO performance against Thomas Ulrich?
Andrew Golota: "It was great, yeah."
Scoop: Why? What impressed you about Adamek's fight style and victory?
Andrew Golota: "He boxed well with the left hand. The jab was unbelievably beautiful - he was hitting him every time with it. He was playing with him. Then he killed him with the right hand. He threw about three or four right hands, not many, one of them hit him and just destroyed him."
Scoop: Can Tomasz Adamek defeat Roy Jones or Antonio Tarver?
Andrew Golota: "It's a good question. I think he has a good chance. You have to remember, he's big for his size (six-foot-two inches tall). When you see the opponents of Jones and Tarver they're always smaller (than Jones and Tarver). Adamek is equal to them. It will be a tough fight. Fun to watch that kind of challenge."
Scoop: Were you surprised at how well and effective Adamek boxed? That he was so good against a respectable and experienced opponent such as Ulrich?
Andrew Golota: "I was surprised. With the Australian guy he fought (in May - Paul Briggs - for the vacant WBC title) he didn't impress me that much. He got punished. He won a tough war. He actually got fun with boxing with the German guy. It's exactly what Don King said at the press conference - He was having fun with the jab."
Scoop: So it sounds like Adamek improved very much in just the span of one fight?
Andrew Golota: "I think so, right. You have to remember, with Paul Briggs, he got the broken nose five weeks before the fight (and was not able to spar any more after that)."
Closing Comments: It should be noted that Thomas Ulrich (28-2, 19 KO's) is the last man to defeat the very talented Cuban Juan Carlos Gomez by decision. I asked Gomez two years ago when he was still unbeaten, who was the last man to beat him and he told me it was Ulrich back in the amateurs in the mid 1990's.
Adamek has not determined who he will make his second WBC title defense against. Manager Ziggy Rozalski said the very confident Adamek would really like to fight Jones or Tarver. "After the (Ulrich) fight Tomasz told me he could Tarver on Monday," smiled Rozalski. "Give me five minutes, then I'll fight Jones."
"The weeks after the fight he called every day, telling me to call Jones, call Tarver," said Rozalski. But with Tarver expected to face Mike Tyson next at heavyweight and Jones apparently finished with his career, Adamek may have to settle for Glen Johnson, Bernard Hopkins, Clinton Woods, Zsolt Erdei, Fabrice Tiozzo or Paul Briggs.
Adamek has a new website: www.adamek.com.pl
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