Adam Kownacki is ready to retire Chris Arreola even if he’s not in the best physical shape!
On Saturday August 3, Adam “Babyface” Kownacki will look to take another major step toward a world title shot. On that date, Kownacki will face the veteran Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola at the Brooklyn Barclay’s Center.
The combustible prizefight will serve as the main event and will air live on FOX.
A GRINNING KILLER
During the fight week proceedings Babyface maintained his typical smiling, good-natured persona. And why shouldn’t the Polish slugger be friendly and affable?
Five of his last six bouts have ended in a stoppage. Also, he is regarded as the heavy favorite in this match and is fighting at the Barclay’s Center. In fact, eight of his last ten matches have been contested at the Brooklyn rumble factory.
Not only does the heavyweight contender live in Brooklyn, there is a huge Polish population in the area.
Over the past four years, this concentrated demographic has been strategically targeted by Team Kownacki to a scientific perfection.
Now, when he performs at the red hot venue, the audience is drenched with Polish fans cheering, hoisting up their red and white national flag while boisterously singing traditional songs and anthems. It’s actually quite a sight to see.
Due to his fan friendly style of combat, along with his loyal fan base, Kownacki’s name has reliably been mentioned as a potential future opponent for WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Like Kownacki, Wilder has made a cozy home for himself at the Barclay’s. Four of the Bronze Bombers last seven prizefights were held at the Barclay’s. All four of these bouts ended in viral knockouts.
A win on Saturday, would bring the Polish contender a great deal closer to making the Wilder fight a reality.
FOCUSED ON THE TARGET
Despite several members of the media regularly asking questions about Wilder and title shots, Kownacki is quick to turn them away.
In his mind, he must firmly retain his focus on Arreola. While outsiders may be overlooking the seasoned boxer, Team Kownacki is not. They are prepared for a hard fought, taxing affair.
On the outside looking in, it’s hard not to believe that this will be a fun firefight from start to finish.
Both Kownacki and Arreola are well-known, come-forward fighters who seek to dismantle their opposition as quickly as possible. And this is likely what we are to witness on August 3.
Along with their similarly aggressive styles of fighting, neither Kownacki nor Arreola sport physiques that scream ‘athlete.’ Yet this is something that does not bother Babyface. In fact, he gets a kick out of the shallow misconception that he needs a six-pack to be on top of his fistic game.
He is quick to point to the heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr, as an example. Earlier this year, Ruiz, who is a portly character to say the least, shocked the world by soundly defeating the heavily muscled Anthony AJ Joshua by way of seventh round TKO.
Kownacki, like Ruiz, is confident that his skills will provide victories that his looks never could.
“No. He [Andy Ruiz] proved that don’t matter against Joshua. Joshua was looking like a Greek statue, all muscles and stuff and he whooped his ass.
“So, the big muscles don’t win fights.”
By: Bakari Simpson