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  Adam Kownacki & Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Media Workout Quotes

Polish star and Brooklynís all-action Adam Kownacki and top middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko showed off their skills at a media workout in Brooklyn Wednesday before their respective showdowns on Saturday, July 30 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Kownacki will return to fight at Barclays Center for the 11th time in his career, as he takes on Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen in the co-main event live on SHOWTIME. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXINGģ tripleheader is headlined by two-division champion Danny ďSwiftĒ Garcia making his 154-pound debut against exciting contender Jose Benavidez Jr.

Derevyanchenko, who trains in Brooklyn, will meet Joshua Conley in a 10-round bout that highlights a stacked undercard lineup.

Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday from world famous Gleasonís Gym in Brooklyn:


ďItís amazing to be back at Barclays Center. I canít wait to be back in there. Iím ready to get back in line for a championship fight.

ďI just have had to work on my footwork and keeping my hands up. I have to be smart. One shot can change everything. It was some bad luck getting caught in each fight. I tried to make the best out of it and leave everything in the ring. It was a life lesson.

ďIím coming back stronger. Iíve been sparring with no issues to the broken orbital bone. Iím feeling great and I canít wait to return.

ďI want to be active again. Iím focused on this win, and then we can talk about getting back in the ring early next year. Itís tunnel-vision on July 30.

ďI really appreciate the fans who have been there to support me. Barclays Center is going to be red and white. Iím excited to feel that atmosphere. Those fans keep me motivated mentally.

ďRight now Iím just focused on Demirezen. Thatís the man in front of me. I have to tear down that wall thatís in front of me. Thatís all Iím focused on.

ďIím facing a strong Olympian whoís got good size, so Iím expecting a great fight. Itís going to be a good test for me, but Iím looking to ace it and move on to better things. Right now, Demirezen has all of my attention.Ē


ďI want to fight any of the champions at middleweight. Jaime Munguia would be a great fight. Thereís a lot of strong fighters in the division and I want to face any of them.

ďI still feel strong at middleweight. Iím going to keep working and facing the best challengers I can get so that Iím back in title contention.

ďI want to come back stronger and Iím ready to show it. Iím always fighting for Ukraine. I represent my country every time I step into the ring.

ďItís always fun to fight at Barclays Center. Itís a big arena and they have amazing crowds. I canít wait to be back in the ring.

ďI feel strong physically. I still have the desire mentally and my body is still responding and able to perform. Thatís all I can ask for.

ďEveryone will see my improvements on fight night. Iím facing an opponent who can jab and move. Heís not going to be very busy in there, but I know that I have to be ready for his counters.

ďThis is a big event and Iím excited to be a part of it. Iím very happy to be a part of it and motivated to deliver for the fans.Ē


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