Adam Kownacki Believes That He Has To Beat Ali Eren Demirezen To Stay Relevant In Heavyweight Division
Adam Kownacki says that he is not looking beyond his fight against Ali Eren Demirezen, which he believes is the biggest fight of his career so far. By beating the Turkish athlete, he can become the first Polish heavyweight to win a major title.
The Brooklyn-based fighter is looking to bounce back to winning ways after having consecutive losses against Robert Helenius.
“It’s my biggest fight right now. It’s a must-win if I want to stay relevant in the heavyweight division,” Kownacki told reporters during a recent virtual press conference. “I’m really focused. I’ve been training very hard back so I can go in there and get that win back home on July 30,”.
“The footwork is really what we’re focused on,” Kownacki said about his current training camp. “I remember being in camp with [Hall of Fame former heavyweight champion] Wladimir Klitschko, and thinking ‘Wow, this guy has amazing footwork.’ He had really good footwork. I just got away from it,”.
“I know I can punch, so I’d just stand in there and go blow for blow. For the most part in my career, I came out on top. The past two fights, it ended that way. Now I have to go back to the basics, the footwork and the double jab,”.