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Kownacki, Breazeale in Play March 7 at Barclays Center on Fox

Undefeated heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki is inching toward finalizing an opponent for his 2020 debut. 

The Polish pugilist Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) is in line to face Dominic Breazeale (20-2, 18 KOs) on March 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in what would be a nationally televised fight on Fox, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations told BoxingScene.com

Breazeale is leading a pack of a total of three opponents that also includes contenders like Christian Hammer (25-6, 15 KOs). A forthcoming official announcement is imminent.

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The 34-year-old Breazeale is 3-2 in his last five fights, with his only two career losses coming via KO to Anthony Joshua in 2016 and Deontay Wilder in 2019.

The 32-year old Hammer’s last three defeats have come to the hands of Luis Ortiz in 2019, Alexander Povetkin in 2017 and Tyson Fury in 2015.

Either Breazeale or Hammer should provide the popular Brooklyn brawler Kownacki, who draws large Polish contingencies in somewhat of a second home at the Barclays Center, a test as he looks to shape himself as a serious player and title contender in the competitive heavyweight landscape. 

Kownacki is coming off a strong 2019 that was highlighted by wins over Chris Arreola via unanimous decision in August in an all-out slugfest, and Gerald Washington via TKO last January. 

Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist and member of the Boxing Writers Assn. of America since 2011. He has written for the likes of the Guardian, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health and NFL.com and currently does TV commentary for combat sports programming that airs on Fox Sports and hosts his own radio show in Los Angeles. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan or via email at [email protected].

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MasterPlan on 01-07-2020

Any news on undercard?

Comment by MEXICAN STYLE on 01-07-2020

Garbage fight

Comment by tophat1 on 01-07-2020

I like the upset here. Breazeale will stop him

Comment by markther on 01-07-2020

I like this fight, very interesting. What would be more interesting is seeing Kownacki and Ruiz in the ring. Would sort of look like this..... [IMG]http://www.dailyherald.com/storyimage/DA/20160804/entlife/160809635/AR/0/AR-160809635.jpg&updated=201608040643&MaxW=900&maxH=900&noborder&Q=80[/IMG]

Comment by Marchegiano on 01-07-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20309247]This is a lie. He was off twitter for 2 weeks and posted on instagram with his kids in a pool and answered questions for the fans ? You’re always lying .[/QUOTE] :lol1: okay :lol1: I really don't give a…

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