Kownacki on Arreola fight: ‘I want to get the knockout’

Undefeated Polish star and Brooklyn native Adam Kownacki showed off his skills at world-famous Gleason’s Gym on Wednesday as he prepared for his main event showdown against Chris Arreola, which headlines FOX PBC Fight Night this Saturday from Barclays Center.

For the 30-year-old Kownacki, a win over Arreola moves him one step closer to a title shot. However, he knows he can’t overlook his opponent.

“I’m ready to go. I’m looking to make a statement on Saturday,” Kownacki said at his media workout on Wednesday. “It’s been a long full camp, and I’m ready for anything Arreola is going to bring.

“My focus is completely on Chris Arreola. Of course, somewhere in the back of your mind, you think about the future. But I know that I have to take care of business Saturday before anything.”

While Kownacki believes he is prepared to go the distance against Arreola, his goal is a knockout.

“I’m ready to go 12 rounds,” Kownacki said. “I want to get the knockout, and we’re going to fire versus fire. The knockout is definitely what we trained for, and I’m expecting that result.

“This is great exposure for me, and we’re going to give the fans a great fight. We’re both coming in with heavy hands, and we’ll be ready to let them go.”

Fortunately for Kownacki, his Polish fans will be out in full force at Barclays Center, which excites him.

“It’s going to be an amazing atmosphere,” Kownacki said. “I can’t wait to see the crowd and enjoy the moment. It’s going to be a sea of red and white shirts. You can’t miss it.

“I used to go to all of Tomasz Adamek’s fights at Prudential Center, and that was really inspiring. Seeing everyone come together was amazing. One guy being able to bring everyone together is incredible.”

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

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