Kownacki: I KO’d Szpilka, Washington faster than Wilder, now for Arreola!
Adam Kownacki bids to make a further move up the top division ladder next month after being linked to some high-profile bouts of late.
Polish star and heavyweight contender Kownacki battles former title challenger ‘The Nightmare’ Arreola in Brooklyn on August 3rd.
Their showdown headlines FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
Kownacki was previously in the frame to challenge Anthony Joshua before the Briton lost his title belts.
The 30 year-old is looking forward to sharing a ring with Arreola on FOX.
“This is an exciting moment for me. When I first fought at Barclays Center, I fought after the main event, so this is just an amazing feeling to be headlining,” said Kownacki.
“Arreola has been in there with everyone, so I know it’s a tough test. He’s coming off two knockout wins. So I know he’ll be ready, but I’m more ready.
“I’ve worked very hard to get to this moment. This is another step toward me becoming a world champion. I’m looking to put myself in line for a world title shot.
“I can’t wait for this one. It’s another step in the right direction, I know it’s going to be competitive because Arreola is coming off of two knockout wins. It’s a do or die mood for him. I know he’ll be in the best shape possible and I can’t wait to show off my skills.
“Arreola is a good fighter. He has fought everybody from Deontay Wilder to Vitali Klitschko. Hopefully I will be able to do a good job and get the win.
“Chris Arreola and I are going to put on the Fight of the Year. We’re going to show that the big guys can really fight.
“The heavyweight division is hot right now and this is going to add to it. With our styles being guys who come forward, it doesn’t get better as a boxing fan.
“This is the third fighter I’ve had in common with Deontay Wilder. I knocked out Artur Szpilka and Gerald Washington faster than he did, and I’m looking to do the same August 3.”
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.