Adam Kownacki Vs Ali Eren Demirezen: What Can Fans Expect?

Author: Yash


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The 30th of July is Adam Kownacki's second chance to win again. This will be the second time the former heavyweight contender wrestles Ali Eren Demirezen, and you'll see him at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, where the Polish-born fighter grew up. The aggressive punching of Kownacki, which had served him well in the past, brought on an undue risk that his former opponent Robert Helenius exploited. It will only be a few days before fans see a better fighter.

“I just have had to work on my footwork and keeping my hands up,” he said. “I have to be smart. One shot can change everything. It was some bad luck getting caught in each fight. I tried to make the best out of it and leave everything in the ring. It was a life lesson. I’m coming back stronger. I’ve been sparring with no issues with the broken orbital bone. I’m feeling great, and I can’t wait to return.”

The 33-year-old Kownacki may still be able to rebuild himself. It is still possible that he will get a second big fight soon, thanks to how his name resonates with others.

It is his last chance to avoid another setback, however. Therefore, he will focus on Demirezen (16-1, 12 KOs), a 2016 Turkish-German Olympian with considerable power. It is estimated that he weighs around 260 pounds and stands 6-foot-3. By January, he had stopped Gerald Washington; by May, he had outpointed Kevin Johnson.

“I want to be active again,” Kownacki said. “I’m focused on this win, and then we can talk about getting back in the ring early next year. It’s tunnel-vision on July 30. Right now, I’m just focused on Demirezen. That’s the man in front of me. I have to tear down that wall that’s in front of me. That’s all I’m focused on. I’m facing a strong Olympian who’s got good size, so I’m expecting a great fight. It’s going to be a good test for me, but I’m looking to ace it and move on to better things.”

 

What Can Fans Expect From The Fight? 

 

It is important to note that two back-to-back stoppage losses to Robert Helenius have derailed Kownacki's (20-2, 15 KO)'s hype train, but the 33-year-old Brooklynite will face the Ali Eren Demirzen challenge on Showtime on July 30.

“This is the biggest fight of my career. I have to win to stay relevant in the heavyweight division. I’m training hard and ready to win,” he said at a virtual press conference on Thursday.

“I never thought I was done after fighting Robert Helenius. My goal is just to always go out there and do my best. My first boxing goal was to win the New York Golden Gloves, and I did that in my first year. My goal now is to win the world title, and that’s what I’m working toward. I had a good 20 fights, I hit a bump in the road, but on July 30, I’m coming to get a win, and then I’m back on the right track. I want to get a world title shot in the next year or two, and with my team, I know that I can get that done.”

As an opponent, Demirezen (16-1, 12 KO) does not stand for an easy bounce back. It was that of the 32-year-old Turkish fighter who took part in the 2016 Olympic Games, as well as his five consecutive victories since losing out to Efe Ajagba on a decision in 2019.

As well as fighting twice this year, he won against Gerald Washington in eight rounds on PBC's New Year's Day pay-per-view twice this year, defeating veteran Kevin Johnson on May 28 in Germany. According to Kownacki, he's working to change things up in camp by focusing on one thing in particular.

“The footwork is really what we’re focused on. I remember being in camp with Wladimir Klitschko and being amazed by his footwork. I worked on it a lot back then, but I got a little bit away from it,” he said. And while he says there will be “fireworks” and that he’s excited to fight in front of what is always a great, pro-Kownacki crowd in Brooklyn, he’s not looking to repeat his mistakes.

“For a while, I could go blow-for-blow and come out on top,” he stated. “The past couple of fights didn’t end that way, so we went back to some of our basics. That’s what I have to do to take the next steps.”

In response to those thoughts, trainer Keith Trimble stated, “We just have to get back to working behind the jab and working on the head movement. We can’t get lackadaisical. You’re going to see better footwork, better movement, and Adam working behind that jab.” “In this sport, you’re only as good as your last fight,” Trimble added. “Everyone wants to dump on you when you take a loss, but we’re just focused on what is in front of us.”

 

Conclusion

 

At its inception, PBC was aimed at returning boxing to mainstream broadcast and cable television instead of pay-per-view. In March 2015, NBC broadcast its first Premier Boxing Champions event, and the promotion set up deals with other broadcasters, including ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, along with ESPN, CBS Sports Network, FS1, and NBCSN's affiliated sports-oriented cable networks, respectively. A 10-round heavyweight division will be played between Polish star Adam Kownacki and Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen in the co-main bout event.


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