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Exclusive: One sole heavyweight champ needed – Adam Kownacki

Phil Jay 27/02/2018

Following on from his recent victory over Iago Kiladze, US-based Polish heavyweight Adam Kownacki is riding high in the World Boxing Council rankings.

Kownacki, 28, knocked out Kiladze in six rounds at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and is now one step closer to securing a possible clash with Deontay Wilder further down the line.

Asked his thoughts on the triumph and a potential timescale for his opportunity, undefeated Kownacki was rather understated in his response and is just waiting for confirmation of his next outing.

“I think it was a good performance against Kiladze and I’m just glad I came out victorious,” Kownacki exclusively told World Boxing News.

“My mission is to become world champion and after my last victory, I am so much closer.”

Asked his opinion on the division being tied to one sole champion once the Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder triangle is completed, Kownacki stated he’d be happy to see all five belts in possession of one man.

“I think it better when there’s only one champion. I think Joshua v Parker is a good fight and it should be an interesting match-up.”

On what’s next for him, Kownacki concluded: “I haven’t got an official date yet, but I should now in the upcoming weeks about where we go from here.

“Being world champion is the ultimate goal and I’m just looking forward to that day,” he added.

The Lomza man has won 17 bouts with 14 stoppages since entering the paid ranks in 2009, stepping up his opposition in 2015 and subsequently halting his last four opponents.

Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay

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