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Adam Kownacki stops Gerald Washington – RESULTS

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By Jim Dower: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki (19-0, 15 KOs) destroyed former world title challenger Gerald Washington (19-3-1, 12 KOs) by a 2nd round knockout on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on FOX at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Showing massive punching power, Kownacki, 29, dropped the 36-year-old Washington with a massive shot to the head. The fight should have been stopped but referee Harvey Dock allowed it to continue. Washington got up and was tagged a couple of more times before the fight was finally halted. The official time of the stoppage was at 1:09 of round two.

Kownacki looked somewhat out of shape at 258 lbs, but there was nothing wrong with his punching power. He nailed the 6’6″ Washington with a storm of punches in the first round that should have resulted in the fight being stopped.

“I want the belt, baby,” Kownacki said after the fight about wanting a title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Kownacki is ranked #8 with the WBC. He’s going to need to get ranked higher for him to get a crack at Wilder’s title, because hes probably too dangerous to be given a title shot in a voluntary defense by the Bronze Bomber. Kownacki, 6’3″, fought a lot like Chris Arreola tonight. He’ll need to raise his game to have a chance of beating a fighter as talented as Wilder. Right now, Kownacki is too slow, and hittable for him to have a chance of beating Deontay.

Kownacki landed 58 of 141 shots for a connect rate of 41 percent, according to CompuBox. For his part, Washington connected on 18 of 86 punches for a connect rate of 21 percent. Kownacki threw a lot of punches in the first round. He was very busy for a heavyweight, and especially with the kind of physique that he has.

In other boxing results on the card, unbeaten featherweight prospect Chris Colbert (10-0, 3 KOs) looked sharp in beating Josh Hernandez (8-2, 7 KOs) by an eight round unanimous decision. The scores were 79-73, 79-73 and 79-72.

Unbeaten 2016 U.S Olympian Gary Antuanne Russell (8-0, 8 KOs) stayed undefeated in beating journeyman Roberto Almazán (7-9, 2 KOs) by a second round knockdown. Russell, the brother of World Boxing Council featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr., dropped Almazan twice in the fight.

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Chordale Booker (14-0, 7 KOs) defeated Juan De Ángel (21-10-1, 19 KOs) by an eight round unanimous decision. The scores were 80-71, 79-72, and 79-72. De Angel was knocked down in the seventh round.

Featherweight Stephen Fulton (15-0, 7 KOs) defeated Marlon Olea (14-4, 12 KOs) by a fifth round knockout.

In a big surprise, Marsellos Wilder (3-1, 2 KOs), the brother of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder, was knocked out in the 4th round by cruiserweight journeyman William Deets (7-12, 3 KOs).

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Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

Latest Adam Kownacki Gerald Washington Kownacki vs. Washington

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