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  Fists Fly As Kownacki Defeats Arreola;
Omotoso Plows Through Stevens In 3

By William Trillo
Photos: Stephanie Trapp - TGB Promotions


In another fight that should shut up the critics who say the heavyweight division in boxing is dead, Adam Kownacki (20-0, 15 KO’s) and Chris Arreola (38-6-1, 33 KO’s) threw punches at a record breaking pace in this 12 round barnburner. Kownacki and Arreola combined to land a CompuBox heavyweight record 667 punches and combined to throw a CompuBox heavyweight record 2172 punches. It was nonstop action in this battle of the giants that saw Kownacki take a unanimous decision over a never say day challenger in Arreola. The scores all in favor of Kownacki read 118-110, 117-111, 117-111.

Arreola broke his hand somewhere in the mid-rounds but he never let it slow him down and he gave Kownacki everything he had. It was an impressive performance by both men who put on a great show for the Brooklyn boxing fans.

After the fight Kownacki said, "I thought it was a good close fight but I knew I pulled it out. I landed a lot of shots and that was enough to win. Thats all that matters. Chris is an Aztec warrior. He's a great fighter. I knew it would be a tough fight and I prepared for it. The CompuBox numbers prove it was a great fight.

On the loss Arreola told the media, "Adam is relentless. He just keeps coming. I know I got him with some good punches and he got me with some good ones. I was more than ready to go all 12, but Adam came in and won the fight. Retirement is something I need to talk to my family and team about. I gave it my all this fight. I let it all hang out. After breaking my hand, I kept fighting because I believed I could win.”

For what it’s worth I have been hard on Arreola in the past for questionable training habits but with his new trainer Joe Goossen it appears “The Nightmare” has a few more good fights in him and I’d like to see what he could do with some more time under Goossen’s tutelage.

In the opening TV fight from Brooklyn Junior middleweight Wale Omotoso (28-4, 22 KOs) scored a third round TKO over former middleweight title challenger Curtis Stevens (30-7, 22 KOs). Omotoso sent Stevens down in each and every round. Upon getting to his feet in round three Stevens appeared to be on the proverbial “Queer Street” and the ref brought this one to a timely end at the 1:28 mark of the third.

A jubilant Omotoso stated after the fight, "I was just letting my hands go. On the second knockdown my confidence grew. I was glad to get the victory by knockout.

On his performance Stevens shared, "I was okay but the referee has to do his job. I was down three times so I know he was looking out for my best interests."


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