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Adam Kownacki: It Wasn't My Night, I'm Just Upset With Myself

Robert Helenius (30-3, 19 KOs) scored an upset victory over previously unbeaten Adam Kownacki (20-1, 15 KOs) by stopping him in the fourth round of a WBA Heavyweight Title Eliminator headlining FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday night from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
 
"I want to thank everyone who gave me this opportunity," said Helenius. "Kownacki is a tough fighter. I worked hard in training camp and it paid off."

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Brooklyn's Kownacki was fighting for the 10th time at Barclays Center in front of his hometown crowd, but was unable to keep the taller Helenius off of him after being hurt early in the fourth. A clean Helenius right hook hurt Kownacki, before a left hook put Kownacki down.
 
"I knew that I hit him hard and I knew I just had to continue," said Helenius. "I knew he was still hurt after that punch.
 
"Kownacki just kept coming and coming. He's a good fighter I have to give it to him. My strength is to punch back when people come at me. It was a good fight and a tremendous opportunity for me to be here."
 
While Kownacki outpaced Helenius landing 84 punches to 49 according to CompuBox, it was Helenius' 12 power punches landed in round four that made the difference. Helenius kept up the relentless attack, consistently hurting Kownacki and pushing him around the ring until referee David Fields waived off the fight 1:08 into the round.
 
"It wasn't my night," said Kownacki. "It's boxing. It's a tough sport and things just didn't go my way tonight. It was a learning experience and I'm going to go back to the drawing board and get back to work.
 
"He hit me with a good shot. I knew what was going on, but I'm just upset with myself. It is what it is."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 03-10-2020

I don't know, what the f[I]uc[/I]k those boxers are thinking about their opponent, to lose by upsets this early 2020. Hell! we can comeback for the 2019 upsets too. Underdogs are rising their game maybe.:spank:More discipline! (Is a joke).

Comment by champion4ever on 03-09-2020

You see that Cris Arreola fight must have really ruined him after all. It must have taken a lot out of him. He cherry popped that chin of his. That fight beat the prime out of him. I knew that…

Comment by steady_p on 03-09-2020

[QUOTE=Kannabis Kid;20452735]Fury has been dropped multiple times he is beatable as well the heavyweight division has a lot of good matches that can be made as a boxing fan its good and any of them can beat each other on…

Comment by kiaba360 on 03-09-2020

Kownacki needs to find a balance between aggression and defense because he relies too much on his punch resistance. If he doesn't want to become more defensively responsible, then maybe he should try and improve his speed/mobility by losing some…

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 03-09-2020

[QUOTE=VislorTurlough;20451244]Didn’t see this coming. Truth is that below the one clear class of the division Fury, all the rest can lose to anyone at any time. Wilder, Joshua, Ruiz - all of em. Too many flaws[/QUOTE] Fury has been dropped…

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