Unbeaten Polish heavyweight star Adam Kownacki and former title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola exchanged words and previewed their upcoming showdown on “PBC Face to Face” ahead of their heavyweight duel Saturday, August 3 that headlines FOX PBC Fight Night from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
The August 3 main event will see Kownacki, a rising contender in the red-hot heavyweight division, as he looks to make a statement in his hometown of Brooklyn against the three-time title challenger Arreola, who can vault himself back up the heavyweight rankings with a win against the currently unbeaten Kownacki.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.
Physically, Kownacki is not going to win a bodybuilding contest – but he can fight.
And a fighter with a similar body type, Andy Ruiz, shocked the world last month when he dropped Anthony Joshua four times to secure a seventh-round stoppage – and captured the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles in the process.
Knownacki himself was very impressed with the victory.
“Andy Ruiz Jr. just proved that the dad bod is in style for the summer. That’s the look. That was something I dealt with my whole career, but the last couple of fights were tough ones, so the cat is out of the bag, that I can fight,” Kownacki said on the PBC Program “Face to Face”.
Knownacki versus Arreola is the main event of the tripleheader that is airing on FOX that Saturday starting at 8 p.m. ET Also scheduled to appear on the card are former world champion Andre Berto taking on Miguel Cruz in a 10-round welterweight clash and unbeaten interim WBA Light Heavyweight Champion “Sir” Marcus Browne battling former world champion Jean Pascal in a 12-round contest.