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Vitali Klitschko Says Haye Is Only Better Than Adamek at Talking

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Vitali Klitschko feels he's fighting the better opponent than his brother Wladimir. (Photo by Bongarts/Getty Images)
Vitali Klitschko feels he's fighting the better opponent than his brother Wladimir. (Photo by Bongarts/Getty Images)
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Vitali Klitschko was asked who he felt the better fighter was between the top two non-Klitschko brother heavyweights: Tomasz Adamek or David Haye? Here's his answer:

"Who is better, Tomasz or David Haye? I'm sure it's David Haye, who is the world champion of talking. Adamek was many times a world champion of boxing. Right now he wants to fight at heavyweight, for a world title. In my personal opinion, by talking, Tomasz will lose against David Haye. By fighting, Tomasz is much stronger."

It's a cute criticism, but pretty empty if you choose to, for whatever reason, be serious about it -- which I do. Adamek's accomplishments in boxing (light heavyweight titlist, legit cruiserweight champ) are about the same as Haye's (heavyweight titlist, legit cruiserweight champ).

Lately I've started to wonder why people take trash talking so seriously. I mean, people seem legitimately offended by David Haye or James DeGale, and I just don't see it lately. I've done it before, too, but lately I'm just not feeling it. It is what it is. Bernard Hopkins threatened to kill Jean Pascal. Whatever. The way I figure it now, it's either funny or not, since the comments are meant to draw a certain reaction, which usually is laughter. If I laugh, yay. If I don't, boo. This one got enough of a chuckle.