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Round-by-Round Recap: Klitschko vs. Adamek

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By Max Parker

Round 1
Both fighters look like they are in excellent shape.  Vitali looks much taller than Adamek.  Vitali is fighting tall and Adamek is staying low.  Adamek is using a ton of head movement early.  Vitali is following him around the ring.  Nothing thrown yet.  There's a straight right that lands for Vitali.  Adamek leaps in and lands a left hook on the inside.  Adamek's biggest challenge is getting inside to land some shorts.  The size difference looks like Vitali cold just jab him all day.  Vitali knocks Adamek back into the ropes with a straight shot.  Adamek awkwardly lands two hooks to the body.  He looks nervous.  

Parker: 10-9 V. Klitschko 

Round 2
They meet in the center.  Vitali keeps stalking Adamek.  Vitali is keeping his hands below his waist.  Adamek lands a left hook to the body.  Vitali has Adamek against the ropes.  Adamek gets inside again but misses with a wide right hook.  Adamek lands two hooks to the shoulders of Vitali.  Adamek lands a right hook.  He's getting inside as well as he can.  Vitali lands a thudding right hand shot.  Adamek lands a wide right hand.  Vitali should keep his hands higher if he wants to block those incoming shots.  Vitali smashed Adamek with a right hand and Adamek stumbles hard.  The ropes keep him up and it should have been ruled a knock down.  It wasn't.

Parker: 10-9 V. Klitschko 

Round 3
An "Adamek" chant starts from the crowd.  Adamek comes out firing.  Vitali counters with a jab.  Adamek gets inside, but doesn't land anything and takes more punishment than he dishes out.  Adamek lands another shot on Vitali's shoulder.  It doesn't look like he's used to boxing against an opponent that is so tall.  Vital is countering very well.  Adamek swings and misses with a wide right.  Vitali is dominating this fight.  If Adamek doesn't change something, he won't win a round.

Parker: 10-9 V. Klitschko 

Round 4
Vitali smacks Adamek with a left hook.  Adamek gets inside and lands a jab to the body.  He follows with a right hook upstairs.  Vitali comes back with a right hand of his own.  Vitali lands another straight right.  Adamek is agains the ropes, but he moves away to get out of danger.  He looks to be fearing Vitali's right hand which is keeping him from taking chances.  Adamek comes alive at the end of the round and lands a flurry to the body.

Parker: 10-9 V. Klitschko 

Round 5
Adamek comes out firing again.  At least he's taking some chances now.  Vitali rocks him with a jab.  Vitali lands a right.  Vitali is gong to work now.  He's being more aggresive, landing jabs, straight and hooks.  Plenty of power shots being mixed in.  It's only a matter of time until he lands the KO shot.  He's just too big.  Adamek is doing what he can to try to take rounds though.  Vitali is just doing more.

Parker: 10-9 V. Klitschko 

Round 6
Vitali goes back to work.  Adamek gets stuck against the ropes in the corner.  Vitali lands a jab and a hook.  Adamek makes it out but gets popped with a big right hand.  Adamek wobbles against the ropes and the ref rightfully rules it a knock down.  Adamek looks hurt, but he makes it up and is still throwing punches.  Vitali is going for the KO.  He hammers him with straight shots.  Adamek is brave for staying up until the bell.

Parker: 10-8 V. Klitschko 

Round 7
Vitali lands a big right hand to start the 7th.  I gotta hand it to Adamek, he's taking chances even though he's getting peppered.  Adamek lands a jab.  Vitali is choosing his punches wisely, and not blindly going for the KO.  Vitali lands a left hook and a jab.  I wouldn't be surprised if Adamek's corner stops the fight by the time we reach the 10th.

Parker: 10-9 V. Klitschko 

Round 8
Vitali lands a straight right hand backing Adamek into the corner.  He hammers home a double jab.  Adamek tries to land a double hook, but fails.  Vitali has Adamek agasint the ropes again, but doesn't land any power shots.  Vitali lands two huge jabs.  And another.  Vitali has Adamek against the ropes and Vitali goes down to the canvas awkwardly.  It doesn't look like Adamek threw a punch.  The replay shows that Vitali just feel off balance.  It looked like his knee gave out.  He seems fine.

Parker: 10-9 V. Klitschko 

Round 9
The fall seems to have sparked some excitement from Adamek.  Adamek comes out swinging.  Vitali doesn't look tired.  This newly found offense could add more punishment for Adamek.  He keeps swinigng hard.  He throws two wild hooks, but they miss.  Adamek looks frustrated.  Vitali lands another jab.  Blood comes from the nose of Adamek.  Vitali lands two more jabs.  There's two more.  Adamek's head snaps back every time the jab lands.  The punches are starting to add up.

Parker: 10-9 V. Klitschko 

Round 10
Vitali throws and lands a rare hook to the body.  Vitali keeps the jab coming.  Vitali hasn't even thrown a right hand this round.  The jab is more than enough to keep Adamek away from him.  Adamek gets rocked with two more jabs and more right hands.  Adamek is wobbly.  He's getting destroyed.  I'm surprised the ref hasn't stopped it.  There's more punches from Vitali.  Jabs, straight right hands.  Adamek take more punches without throwing any in return.  Right hook from Vitali.  Two more jabs.  The ref finally steps in and puts an end to the fight.

The winner at 2:20 into the 10th round and still WBC Dr. Ironfist Vitali Klitschko

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