Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Adam Kownacki Draws Interest, Offers From DAZN, ESPN, PBC

By Keith Idec

Even Deontay Wilder’s potential opponents have various attractive options.

Multiple sources have informed BoxingScene.com that undefeated Polish heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki is considering offers from Bob Arum, Al Haymon and Eddie Hearn to fight on the platforms with which those three power brokers have content agreements. Kownacki’s past two fights, victories over Charles Martin and Gerald Washington, were part of Haymon’s “Premier Boxing Champions” cards and broadcast by Showtime and FOX, respectively.

If Kownacki (19-0, 15 KOs) were to sign with Arum’s Top Rank Inc., his fights would be broadcast by ESPN or be streamed by ESPN+, the platform ESPN executive want to help build by streaming meaningful heavyweight fights through it. If Kownacki picks Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA, DAZN would stream his fights.

adam-kownacki (2)

Keith Connolly, Kownacki’s manager, declined to discuss specifics of the offers he has fielded regarding Kownacki.

“Promoters have been reaching out about Adam,” Connolly told BoxingScene.com. “Al Haymon and I will be meeting this week to finalize his next date, which I expect to be in May or June. We will also discuss which channel or platform is the most lucrative for Adam going forward. It’s a great time to be a boxer. There has never been this much money and opportunity in the sport.

“Adam, in my opinion, is a top-five heavyweight. He is looking to advantage of that, and hopefully fight for a title in the next year or so.”

The 29-year-old Kownacki could fight Wilder later this year or at some point in 2020 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Kownacki’s hometown. Kownacki has established himself as a ticket-seller at Barclays Center and has told BoxingScene.com he is confident the building would be sold out if he challenged Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) there for the Alabama-based knockout artist’s WBC title.

Kownacki knocked out Washington (19-3-1, 12 KOs) in the second round January 26 at Barclays Center. Eight of Kownacki’s past 10 fights have taken place at Barlcays Center, home of the NBA’s Nets.

Wilder, meanwhile, is considering sizeable offers from DAZN and ESPN as well. DAZN reportedly is prepared to present Wilder this week with a two-fight contract that would be worth at least $50 million overall.

FOX and Showtime, either live on the network or on pay-per-view, have televised Wilder’s fights throughout his championship reign the past four years.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

Tags: Adam Kownacki image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by killakali on 03-14-2019

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;19580428]I don't think it gets this big but 4m homes, @$75/$65 would leave the camps splitting $150m on the US TV, the fight will top 1m homes ($38m), and it now, in my opinion, has a real shot at topping…

Comment by killakali on 03-14-2019

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;19580487]If Daniel Jacobs was "staying with Matchroom", he would've signed for more than just three fights, lol. Anthony Joshua isn't signed on three-fight deals, right, lol? Beyond that, you're drastically undercounting the Wilder-Breazeale PPV, lol; Wilder picked up heat from…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 03-13-2019

[QUOTE=killakali;19579858]u don’t get it. DAZN is going to keep signing more guys. Jacobs already said he’s staying with Matchroom on several occasions. Who said he’s onkynfoggtinng canelo once? Lolol. He will likely fight Charlo on DAZN too and Munguia and…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 03-13-2019

[QUOTE=killakali;19579844]Lol I gave u the source as usual. Keith Idec one of the writers on this site lololol[/QUOTE] You threw out a name. Post the tweet.

Comment by Scipio2009 on 03-13-2019

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19579177]I agree but even bigger on DAZN?[/QUOTE] I don't think it gets this big but 4m homes, @$75/$65 would leave the camps splitting $150m on the US TV, the fight will top 1m homes ($38m), and it now, in my…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (60)
Top Headlines Wilder: Why Won't Fury Take Rematch if He Feels He Was Robbed? Argenis Mendez: That Was No Draw, I Beat Anthony Peterson Ryan Garcia Is The Boxing Superstar Of The Digital Era Lamont Peterson: It's Been a Long Career, But Today is The Today Hearn: Fury-Schwarz is Dreadful, Schwarz is Not Even Top 15! Sergey Lipinets Breaks Down, Stops Lamont Peterson in Tenth Lamont Peterson-Sergey Lipinets: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jamontay Clark Survives Tough Moments, Beats Vernon Brown Anthony Peterson, Argenis Mendez Box To a Split Draw Erik Morales vs. Sergio Martinez Exhibition Clash in Talks Photos: Jarrett Hurd, Julian Williams - Face To Face at Presser Chudinov Stops Nuerlang in Five, Extends W-Streak To Five Peterson vs. Lipinets - LIVE Fights Results From MGM Lamont Peterson-Sergey Lipinets: Stats & Stakes Petr Petrov Stops Hermin Isava in Four Rounds in Spain PBC on FS1 Show Truly A Family Affair For Lamont Peterson Serhii Bohachuk Ready To Begin His 2019 Run at The Avalon Lamont Peterson: Never Felt Like I Was Done After Spence Loss Photos: Jessie Magdaleno Beats Ramos, Dadashev With Big KO Lamont Peterson Feels Refreshed Following Year-Long Ring Break Manny Pacquiao Leaves Spence Off List Of Potential Opponents Photos: Kubrat Pulev, With Horrible Cut, Knocks Dinu Out Photos: Charlie Edwards Dominates Moreno, Retains WBC Belt Photos: Joshua Buatsi, Lawrence Okolie Get Big Knockout Wins Photos: Lewis Ritson Arrives at 140 With Tough Decision Win Wlodarczyk, Cabrera Mioletti, Czerkaszyn Get Weekend Wins Bellew: I'm Not Sure Wilder & Fury Believe They Can Beat Joshua De La Hoya: Canelo Not Afraid of Kovalev, Andre Ward, GGG! Bob Arum: Wilder-Fury Rematch - Not Until February 2020 Julio Cesar Martinez Blasts Out Andrew Selby, Gains WBC Shot Kubrat Pulev Overcomes Severe Cut, Stops Dinu in Seventh Jessie Magdaleno Decisions Rico Ramos Over Ten Maxim Dadashev Flattens Ricky Sismundo in Fourth Round Top Rank on ESPN Undercard Results From Costa Mesa Sam Bowen Continues His Rise With TKO of Jordan McCorry Tyson Fury: I Can't Wait To Face Schwarz, He's Unbeaten & Fresh! Photos: Lamont Peterson, Sergey Lipinets - Ready For Battle Charlie Edwards Easily Outboxes Angel Moreno To Retain Title Nathan Gorman Easily Decisions Kevin Johnson Over Ten Joshua Buatsi Drops Liam Conroy Twice, Stops Him in Third
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement