Brooklyn’s Adam Kownacki (19-0, 15 KOs) continued his climb up the heavyweight rankings by earning a second-round TKO victory over former title challenger Gerald Washington (19-3-1, 12 KOs).
The Polish-born fighter put on an impressive performance in front of a large crowd of Polish diehards. With the victory, Kownacki has now beaten three opponents who have fought for world titles.
While Keith Thurman-Josesito Lopez was very entertaining fight, Kownacki may have stolen the show last Saturday night at Barclays Center.
“I think I made a statement here. It was a huge card, PBC on FOX,” Kownacki said after the fight. “I think I proved myself that I am worthy of a title shot.”
Kownacki, 29, ultimate goal is to be the first Polish heavyweight champion.
“Watch out, I’m going to be the first Polish heavyweight champion,” Kownacki said.
Kownacki wants a shot at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, and according to his manager, Keith Connolly, Kownacki can beat Wilder, and they hope to fight the WBC heavyweight champion at the end of 2019.
“I think we have one more fight like this and then, you know, the talks I’ve been having is that he would be fighting Deontay Wilder at the end of the year,” Connolly said after Kownacki’s fight on Saturday night.
Kownacki had one final message for Wilder:
“I’m coming for you.”