"We had a good camp. I'm learning more and more each camp with Roger [Bloodworth]. He sharpens my mind and teaches me a little bit every day. I've evolved from a club fighter and I have learned a ton from last camp to now. We've had great sparring and everything, and I'm ready to fight...I have no idea how he is going to fight, but whatever he is going to do, I will be ready," stated two-division world champion and top heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek as he talked about his clash this Saturday with Kevin McBride. Check it out!
PC: How is training going for your fight against Kevin McBride?
TA: We had a good camp. I'm learning more and more each camp with Roger [Bloodworth]. He sharpens my mind and teaches me a little bit every day. I've evolved from a club fighter and I have learned a ton from last camp to now. We've had great sparring and everything, and I'm ready to fight.
PC: When you fight in New Jersey, the Polish fans really come out to support you. How does that make you feel to have their support each and every time out?
TA: I am very thankful and I try to give my best every time I come to the ring. I think this is why the people love me because I give 100% every time I fight.
PC: The last time you tasted defeat was in 2007 and it was at light heavyweight against Chad Dawson. Do you feel like heavyweight is your weight class and this is where you belong?
TA: Absolutely! You can look at me now at heavyweight and I am doing great. It was destiny because my body would not work properly at that weight and you would not see me in the spot that I am in right now.
PC: Your fight with Chris Arreola was the first time you were really tested at heavyweight and you pulled through. What did you take away from that fight and how were you able to take those lessons into fights with Grant and Maddalone?
TA: It's just gaining the experience of fighting big guys; guys who weigh 250 and 260 and more. I had to react to what they were doing and implement that into my fighting experience, but the most important thing was gaining the experience of fighting heavyweights.
PC: Kevin McBride is a huge opponent with not just size like Michael Grant, but he's a heavy guy with a good punch. What are some of the things you feel you have to do to utilize your advantages?
TA: First of all, I have to use speed and movement and positioning. What I'm going to have to do against McBride is to make myself almost invisible. One moment I'm here and then the next moment I'm not there. It's going to be a lot of movement side to side and quickness that gives him problems.
PC: McBride became known as the guy that retired Mike Tyson. In that fight, he leaned on Mike and wore him down physically. I know you have a different stature and style from Mike, but how important is it to avoid clinches with this big guy?
TA: You are right, we are completely different styles. Mike Tyson was a counter-puncher fighter and I am a guy that fights from a distance. It's a different story. He could do it versus Mike Tyson, but he will not be able to do it versus me.
PC: Besides the huge size advantage, where else do you feel McBride can present problems for you?
TA: I have no idea how he is going to fight, but whatever he is going to do, I will be ready. I can't tell you what he is going to do; I have to see it for myself, but I will be ready for it.
PC: I appreciate your time. I know it's been a busy week and hectic training camp. I wish you the best of luck on Saturday night. Is there anything else you want to say in closing?
TA: I want to thank my fans and supporters over all of these years. Be sure to watch the pay-per-view. I will never disappoint you. I will win!
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