Kownacki Just About Steals The Show In BK, Blasts Out Washington



Kownacki Just About Steals The Show In BK, Blasts Out Washington

Adam Kownacki struck a blow for all the dad bod owners, as he whacked out Gerald Washington in super efficient fashion Saturday night in Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, NY.

Makes sense, being that the slightly under 260 pounds pugilist announced in the ring after that his wife is of child.

The 19-0 hitter was ultra enthused after besting Washington, and showed elements of a personality that could make him a heavy duty fan fave beyond Brooklyn, and NY and Poland. He admitted at his post fight presser that he was more nervous for that than the bout, but he stayed on message enough to state that he trusts in his will and skills, to the point he wants to fight Deontay Wilder. Here is video of the winner after his bout, and then a portion of the PBC release touting the win.

In the co-main event, Brooklyn's Adam Kownacki (19-0, 15 KOs) continued his climb up the heavyweight rankings by earning a second-round TKO victory over former title challenger Gerald Washington (19-3-1, 12 KOs). “I trained hard for this fight,” said Kownacki. “I prepared for 10 hard rounds, but I'm glad I got it done and ended it as fast as I did. We stuck with the game plan. I'm a pressure fighter. I worked on sitting down on my punches and I proved that I have great power when I do that.” The Polish-born fighter put on an impressive performance in front of a large crowd of Polish diehards. Kownacki got the action started early, landing a series of big punches that had Washington in trouble on the ropes. Kownacki landed 46 punches in total in the round, to just 12 from Washington.  

Kownacki continued to come forward in round, hitting Washington with a straight right hand that forced him to hold onto the ropes, and another straight right that sent Washington to the canvas. Washington was able to get to his feet, but after Kownacki followed up with multiple right hands, referee Harvey Dock to halt the bout 1:09 into the second round.  

“It's amazing to have this support from the Polish fans,” said Kownacki. “It definitely gives me extra energy. I want to thank my team, because without them I wouldn't be where I'm at. I want that belt!” 

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.