Kownacki (20-, 15 KOs) had been in negotiations for a combat towards former earth title challenger Dominic Breazeale, but the combat didn’t transpire. That would have been a improved fight for admirers, mainly because Breazeale is even now a practical contender. Kownacki is an entertaining heavyweight, but he can do better than this for a major party.
#3 IBF, #3 WBO, #4 WBA, #8 WBC Kownacki is even now waiting for a entire world title shot towards one of the champions. He requirements a earn in excess of a name fighter or to be put in a title eliminator to get him in position for a earth title shot.
Kownacki hasn’t looked superior a short while ago in beating Chis Arreola and Charles Martin. Those people were very tricky fights for Kownacki, who appeared fatigued in equally of them. Arrreola threw 1125 punches in shedding to Kownacki by a 12 spherical unanim
The Sweden born Helenius (29-3, 18 KOs) has dropped a few times in his 12-12 months skilled occupation in defeats to Johann Duhaupas, Gerald Washington and Dillian Whyte. Helenius, 36, is coming off of a 2nd spherical knockout earn over Mateus Roberto Osorio (9-5, 9 KOs) on November 30.
It appears to be like the handlers for Helenius are trying to retain his job going, but it is likely to be tough. The only fights that carry in superior paydays are towards the top contenders in the division. A entire world title shot for Helenius at this issue is completely out of the issue. It is not going to materialize except by chance 1 of the champions want to be charitable, and give Helenius a present.
Like in most of Kownacki’s fights, he’ll be the favorite to beat Helenius. The 30-year-aged Kownacki is the a great deal younger man than the 36-yr-aged Helenius, and he has significantly less wear and tear on him. Whilst after Kownacki’s last struggle towards Arreola, I’m not absolutely sure if which is the scenario.
Arreola landed a ton of photographs, and you can argue that he landed with extra ability. Kownacki begun out solid, but he punches missing steam on them by the midpoint in the struggle. In the next half of the contest, Kownacki was throwing arm punches. Arreola was continue to throwing the straighter, tougher blows.
The judges liked what they saw from Kownacki in supplying him the victory by the scores 117-111, 117-111, 118-110. Arreola sort of exposed Kownacki in that fight in exhibiting that he’s a blue collar amount heavyweight.