Heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki will attempt to get his career back on track.

The 33-year-old Kownacki (20-2, 15 KOs) will see action on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Kownacki picked up some of his biggest wins at Barclays, with victories over Charles Martin, Gerald Washington and Chris Arreola.

The Polish brawler suffered back to back stoppage losses at the hands of Robert Helenius. He was taken out in four rounds in the first bout in 2020 in what was considered a big upset. The 2021 rematch was more of the same, with Helenius breaking down and stopping Kownacki in seven rounds.

In the upcoming return, Kownacki will face Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen, who is riding a five fight win streak since losing a ten round decision to Efe Ajagba in 2019. 

“I’m very excited to be back in the ring, especially back home in Brooklyn at Barclays Center,” said Kownacki. “I’m ready to show the world that Robert Helenius just caught me at a complicated time in my life, where juggling being a new father and a fighter was a new experience and learning how to manage both was something I needed to learn how to do.

"For this fight, my family went away to Poland while I’m in camp so I could only focus on boxing. It was a difficult decision to make, but the right one. Demirezen is coming off a couple big wins, so I know he will bring his ‘A’ game, but I need to beat him to be back in the heavyweight mix. Our fight on July 30 will be action-packed with my hand being raised in victory.”

Demirezen (16-1, 12 KOs) pulled off a minor upset when he knocked out former title challenger Gerald Washington in January. He also saw action in May when he decisioned veteran Kevin Johnson.

“I’m very happy to fight in the U.S. again on July 30,” said Demirezen. “After my big win in Miami [in January], I’m very confident I’m going to give everyone a great fight in Brooklyn. I’m ready for anything Adam Kownacki brings to the ring and I want to make a big statement with a win over him.”

Their fight will be televised by Showtime as part of the undercard to Danny Garcia's junior middleweight debut against Jose Benavidez.