Kownacki Wants Wilder-Fury II Winner
While he’s competing in a WBA heavyweight title eliminator in just under two months time, Adam Kownacki has his eyes on next month’s WBC heavyweight title rematch with Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
Kownacki will be taking on Robert Helenius in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card on March 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The Polish fighter, who currently resides in Brooklyn, has won all 20 of his professional bouts, with 15 coming by KO/TKO, including five of his last seven. His last three bouts have seen him dominate against former IBF champion Charles Martin and former heavyweight title challengers Gerald Washington and Chris Arreola.
A win could put him in contention to challenge for the WBA (Super) championship, currently held by Anthony Joshua, who also holds the WBO and IBF versions of the heavyweight title. But Kownacki appears to be more invested in challenging the Wilder-Fury II winner for the WBC strap.
“It’s great to be fighting in Barclays Center for the tenth time,” Kownacki said. “The last nine bouts ended in victory for me, and March 7 won’t be any different. I’m happy that FOX is showcasing the fight on free television like it was back in the old days, and with the action my fights bring, it’s definitely must-watch TV.
“I know Helenius will be looking to pull an upset and take my place in the rankings, but I won’t let that happen. I’m already in camp with my trainers Keith Trimble and Chris Carlsen getting ready. After this fight, I want the winner of Wilder vs. Fury II.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene