Adam ‘Babyface’ Kownacki pummels his way to victory in just FOUR minutes at New York boxing gala
Polish heavy-weight Adam Kownacki has taken one step closer to the WBC World Championships after spectacularly beating Gerald Washington with a ‘technical knockout’ in less than four minutes.
The 29-year-old nicknamed ‘Babyface’ rained an astonishing 141 punches down on the bewildered ex-Navy helicopter mechanic at the Premier Boxing Champions gala in New York’s Barclay’s Centre on Sunday.
Unleashing a barrage of 35 punches per minute, Kownacki battered the 37-year-old Washington into submission, landing 58 punches at a rate of 15 per minute.
Following his victory Kownacki said: “I trained hard for this fight. 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 win now opens the door for Kownacki to challenge the WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO).
After winning his fight, Kownacki was seen pointing at Wilder who was sitting in the audience.
While his figure might not suggest he’s a top rate athlete, Kownacki’s speed and strength combined with his imposing 117kg and 19 wins (with 15 Kos and no loses) means he is currently ranked ninth heavyweight boxer in the world by Ring magazine.
After the win the Łomża-born boxer who grew up in the US jokingly told reporters he needed to finish the fight early so as not to worry his wife who recently announced she was pregnant.
He said: "In fact, I would like to get a championship fight and a baby. My wife Justyna is also 30 years old and it's probably time to enlarge our team."