By Tim Royner: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki can be a possibility for WBC heavyweight winner Deontay Wilder to struggle whether a deal could ’t be made for him to handle IBF/WBA/WBO winner Anthony Joshua after this year at an unification struggle. Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping that a deal could be reached for Wilder and also Joshua to struggle at November or December.
Kownacki is not the opponent that the fans wish to watch Wilder fighting after this calendar year, make it upon DAZN or about Showtime. The fans wish to watch Wilder facing Joshua. If not him, then Tyson Fury or Dillian Whyte. It would be huge letdown for the boxing public at the United States if Wilder defends against Kownacki instead of one of those bigger names.
Wilder met with DAZN this week, also he reportedly was offered a three-fight, $100 million deal, according to Mike Coppinger. Part of this deal would involve two conflicts together with Joshua at $40 million each struggle. In case Wilder doesn’t opt to sign with DAZN, afterward a hard-hitting number 5 WBC Kownacki (19-0, 15 KOs) is really just a possible challenger for him to defend his name against.
While the 100 million might sound like a great deal of money, we don’t know what Wilder and his management have estimated how much money would be offered to him for each Joshua struggle. If they think that both Joshua struggles will generate more than 100 million, then agreeing to $40 million each struggle may not be the very best bargain.
Wilder, 3 3, will soon be defending his WBC strap next against mandatory Dominic Breazeale (201, 18 KOs) on May 18. There’s no getting around that struggle for Wilder unless he wishes to offer Breazeale a step down payment therefore that he can face somebody else. Wilder probably won’t do that, because there are no big names, other than Joshua, for him to struggle. Kownacki, 2-9, are an option if things don’t work out with the negotiations for a struggle with Joshua.
“If they don’t struggle , I’d think he’s probably going to struggle Wilder at December, January,” said Kownacki’s manager Keith Connolly into skysports.com. “everything rides upon the Wilder-Joshua specific situation. The aim is to struggle Wilder in December, January, however if he combats Joshua, of course that’s out of the window, and we would need to wait patiently for. ”
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping that Wilder will join with DAZN, and then face Joshua in consecutive fights after he takes good care of his WBC commitment against mandatory challenger Breazeale on May 18. Hearn wants that struggle so bad they can taste it.
Poland born Kownacki has recent victories over Gerald Washington, Artur Szpilka and prior IBF heavyweight winner Charles Martin. Kownacki just barely edged Martin with a 10 round unanimous decision last September at the Barclays Center at Brooklyn, Ny.