Kownacki On Relationship With Miller
Adam Kownacki and Jarrell Miller are not only Brooklyn raised heavyweight boxers, but also near opportunities to fight for world titles.
Miller has emerged as one of the front-runners to face Anthony Joshua this spring, bringing Joshua to the United States for the first time in his pro career. Conversely Kownacki just finished demolishing former WBC world title challenger Gerald Washington this past weekend at Barclays Center in his native borough.
Kownacki told reporters following his victory last week on the PBC on FOX card, that if he and Miller were able to climb over the hurdles put in-front of them, he’d love to fight his friend and sparring partner in a heavyweight unification match in their hometown.
“If he beats Joshua and I beat Wilder, then we make the fight of the f***ing century,” Kownacki told BoxingScene.com. “It’d be me versus ‘Big Baby’ in Brooklyn. He gets three belts. If I beat Wilder, I get the WBC belt. Then whoever wins that fight is the unified champion. That would be a crazy story.”
“We thrive off each other, you know?,” Kownacki said of his friendship with Miller. “We know if I have a bad day or he has a bad day, we’ve gotta step it up. But if we don’t spar for a while, it’s called, ‘He got better at this and this. I’ve gotta step my game up.’ So, we’re always feeding off each other’s energy and we always wanna get better. It’s working good. We’re both ranked in the top 10. We’re both around the corner to get title shots and it’s exciting. We’re bringing Brooklyn heavyweight boxing back on the map.”
“I think his chances are very high,” The Polish-born fighter said when asked about Miller beating Joshua. “He’s a big boy, he’s dynamic, he moves well for his weight. He throws so many punches and he has a hell of a chin, too. I think it’s great. His chances are very high.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene