Poland’s heavyweight Adam Kownacki (20-0) will be looking to secure a world title shot during 2020.
The Polish boxer will be headlining a PBC event on March 7 in Brooklyn, as he will face Robert Helenius in a WBA world title eliminator match.
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Kownacki, of course, is going into the bout as a huge favorite to win, as the 30-year-old has stopped five of his last seven adversaries in the ring.
If he wins the fight with Helenius, Kownacki will move up significantly in the WBA heavyweight rankings. The Polish boxer is currently number two in the IBF ranking system, but the belt and the fight Kownacki desires is the one for the WBC crown.
“It’s great to be fighting in Barclays Center for the tenth time,” said Kownacki.
“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.”