Tomasz Adamek isn't looking for a soft touch when he returns to the ring next year, and despite a one-sided loss at the hands of Vitali Klitschko on Saturday, he says he wants a shot at Wladimir Klitschko next. From Luke Furman:
"If I fight again, it's only at the highest level. I do not plan to fight the so-called [journeymen] because it makes no sense. If I had to return to the ring, I want to fight for the championship of the world. There is still Vitali's brother, and this fight can happen next year."
This is why people like Adamek so much. He has fought journeymen at heavyweight, but he's done so to work his way up to the level he was at against Vitali on Saturday. Now, he's saying he wants to stay at that level instead of taking easier fights. He can make good money in Poland and in New Jersey. He doesn't have to target Wladimir. But that's what he's saying he'll do.
Given that Adamek gave a respectable effort and showed he can bring in money, I would guess it will be considered. The brothers are low on potential opponents, and while there are a couple of younger guys coming up, Robert Helenius (for instance) is probably a couple fights away from taking the shot, and I think we'd all much rather see a warrior like Adamek or Chris Arreola take another shot than some total non-contender.
Does Wladimir vs Adamek interest you? Do you think Adamek could fare any better with the chinnier brother than he did the iron-jawed Vitali?