Rarely in a dull fight, Polish heavyweight hope Adam Kownacki appeared on the brink of title contention when he was shockingly dropped and derailed in four rounds by ‘Nordic Nightmare’ Robert Helenius in March 2020.
One year on, the PBC-promoted Kownacki (20-1, 15 KOs) is hellbent on revenge and regaining his previous stature with all four major sanctioning bodies.
According to Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, Helenius-Kownacki II is a done deal and headed for a date in the summer when fans can hopefully be accommodated in New York City.
Popular ticket-seller Kownacki, still rated No.6 by the WBA, is eager to settle the score and move back into the title picture.
“I can’t wait for this Nordic Nightmare to be over,” Kownacki told Coppinger. “He got me last time, but I’m returning to the path of destruction I started and putting the whole heavyweight division on notice.
“After I knock out Helenius, I’ll be positioned for a shot at the title. It’s strap season.”