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Adam Kownacki outslugs Chris Arreola in Compubox record

Adam Kownacki continues the latest fad in boxing - blubbery heavyweight fun, writes Sean Nam
Adam Kownancki
Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions
Brooklyn • August 3

BLUBBERY heavyweight fun, the latest fad in boxing, unfolded at the Barclays Center, where Polish contender Adam Kownacki outlasted ageing Mexican trialhorse Chris Arreola in a brutal, if sloppy, but ultimately entertaining 12-round slugfest.

All three judges saw it wide for hometown favorite Kownacki, to the tune of 117-111 twice (Lou Moret, Kevin Morgan) and 118-110 (Don Trella). Danny Schiavone refereed.

The 8,790 boisterous spectators that showed up clad in red and white to see Kownacki headline his first main event conjured up memories of the days when compatriot Tomasz Adamek drew bustling crowds to the Prudential Center in New Jersey from 2008-2012.