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