Boxing Contender time? Kownacki to face Arreola in an August heavyweight bout in Brooklyn by Daniel Yanofsky June 7, 2019 While everyone is talking about Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, Adam Kownacki continues to wait for his opportunity to shine. The Polish star will get a chance to show fans around the world he belongs when he faces off against Chris Arreola. The fight is set for August 3rd inside the Barclays Center. One of the fastest-rising heavyweights in boxing, Kownacki (19-0) last fought in January, knocking out Gerald Washington in round two. He returns to the Barclays Center in his home of Brooklyn for the fourth straight fight. He has fought inside that arena eight times and has fought in New York thirteen times. Kownacki already has 15 wins via KO. “I’m excited to be back in the ring and back at home in Barclays Center, live on FOX and FOX Deportes,” said Kownacki. “Fighting Chris Arreola will be another step on my journey to become a world champion. It will be a Polish-Mexican War that will bring fireworks to Brooklyn. Make sure you’re there in Brooklyn or watching in primetime!” Arreola (38-5-1, 2 NC) is on a two-fight win streak, gaining momentum after losing to Wilder back in 2016. A former heavyweight title contender, he must go through Kownacki in order to be truly considered on the long list of title contenders in the heavyweight division. “I can’t wait to step into the ring on August 3 and show everyone I’m still one of the best heavyweights in the world,” said Arreola. “I feel rejuvenated and ready to upset Adam Kownacki in front of his fans. He better be ready, because I’m going to bring it to him like he’s never seen before. This is going to be a war and I will leave with my hand raised.” Also scheduled on the August 3rd card will be Andre Berto returning to New York to face Miguel Cruz and Marcus Browne facing off against Jean Pascal. Post Views: 875 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Daniel Yanofsky Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event. Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related Topicsadam kownackiAndre BertoBoxingChris ArreolaJean PascalKownacki v. ArreolaLocal AthletesMarcus BrowneMiguel CruzPBC BoxingPBC on FOXPremier Boxing Champions Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Passion For Sports Led Kelly Burke To Career As Broadcaster by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on November 16, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 More in Boxing The Mockery of A Sport: Paul vs. Askren Jake Paul and Ben Askren are set to fight tonight, and as a fan... Poirier McGregor Trilogy Is a Hot Ticket but is the Donation Beef a Show? Before UFC 257, Conor McGregor predicted that he would win the fight, but more... The Paul Brothers are Bad for Combat Sports Obviously this is just my opinion, but with Jake Paul and Logan Paul getting... Floyd Mayweather Set to Square Up Against Logan Paul The richest athlete in the world is about to add to his north of... By beating Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr. “Broke The Wheel” in today’s heavyweight boxing scene Can Steve Rolls “Pull a Ruiz” against Golovkin?