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Adam Kownacki Beats Charles Martin In Barclays Brawl

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Adam Kownacki Beats Charles Martin In Barclays Brawl

You can bust chops on their bodies, and at times on their form. But not on their grit…

Adam Kownacki came in a good deal heavier than he has previously. And Charles Martin is no Ken Norton, and he pushes his punches. But get the negatives out of the way and make sure to take this in; their 10th round was a majestic display of grit, which had the fans at Barclays Center amped to the highest power.

After ten rounds, the Pole Kownacki went to 18-0, via a UD10 win, 96-94 times three.

I had it wider, I think 7-3 or 7-2-1 was a better card.

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But I don’t want to demean Martin; he’d been mocked mercilessly on the Internet after succumbing badly to Anthony Joshua, and handing over his IBF title meekly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGzV8gKhQIw

No “meekly” on this night; Martin attacked the Brooklyn-based boxers’ body, and had him in deep trouble in the 10th. But Kownacki had him in deeper trouble in that fabulous last round. He nearly snagged a stoppage, but Martin’s toughness held together and he made it to his stool.

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