Kownacki Wants Wilder This Summer
Following his win over Gerald Washington on Saturday, Adam Kownacki and his team believe a world title shot is coming..
“The more I see Adam fight, the more I’m convinced he can beat Deontay Wilder,” The Polish Puncher’s manager, Keith Connolly said during a post-fight press conference Saturday night. “Stylistically, Deontay needs a lot of distance to get that big right hand off. And I think Adam’s gonna be in his chest the whole night, and I don’t think Deontay could survive that. He was in big trouble against Luis Ortiz, and Luis Ortiz doesn’t throw nearly the amount of punches as Adam.
“So, I think he’s grown a lot here in the last year. I think we have one more fight like this and then, you know, the talks I’ve been having is that he would be fighting Deontay Wilder at the end of the year – here, in this building, probably. And I think that would be a surefire sellout, like a real sellout, where every single ticket would be bought.”
Kownacki’s second round decimation of Washington could be more impressive when Wilder needed five rounds when they faced off in 2017, and Jarrell Miller would need eight rounds to stop Washington in the same year/
“I think tonight was not a good performance, not a great performance – I think this was a star-making performance,” Connolly said.
“He was supposed to beat Gerald Washington, but it was the way he actually beat him. He went in there and destroyed him. I don’t know what the punch stats were, but I’ve never seen a big heavyweight throw that many punches in a round-and-a-half. It was incredible. He never took his foot off the pedal. Even in the second round, when Washington came out and threw about 15, 20 really hard punches, to try to put himself back in the fight, Adam ate those things for breakfast, and then just destroyed him and walked through him.”
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