Boxing News At Five | Mar 14 2019

Boxing News at Five: Kownacki hopes to fight Wilder in December, McCrory gets his own beer

Adam Kownacki is happy to face Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, later this year, while a former IBF cruiserweight champion receives free beer
Adam Kownacki
Kownacki vs Washington_01_26_2019_Fight_Andy Samuelson _ Premier Boxing Champions  |  Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions

UNBEATEN heavyweights are always a valuable commodity in the heavyweight division and a zero can take even a mediocre fighter a long way.

Adam Kownacki, the latest heavyweight to emerge from Poland, seems a cut above your average unbeaten contender and is ambitious with it. According to his manager, Keith Connolly, the 29-year-old is ready to face Deontay Wilder, the WBC world heavyweight champion, as early as December.

“That’s the plan,” Connolly told Sky Sports. “The plan is to fight Wilder in December or January. But if he fights Joshua, obviously that’s out of the window, and then we would have to wait.