Boxing: Adam Kownacki vs Charles Martin possible for August 25

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Adam Kownacki punches Danny Kelly during their Heavyweight bout at Barclays Center on January 16, 2016 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Adam Kownacki (17-0, 14KOs) is looking to return to the ring this August as part of the undercard for the Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter WBC welterweight title fight. The card is expected to be on the 25th of August and likely to take place in Brooklyn.

His likely opponent is a familiar name, former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (25-1-1, KOs) who lost his title to current champ Anthony Joshua.


Both guys are heavy hitters, Kownacki who’s undefeated is coming off of a sixth round Ko over Lago Kiladze in January. His most notable victory comes against former heavyweight title challenger Artur Szpilka knocking him out in the fourth round.

Martin hasn’t fought since stopping Mike Marrone in the first round last July. If this fight materializes with Kownacki it will mark his first fight in 13 months.

Kownacki, who’s ranked 8th in the WBC, hopes to eventually land a shot at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.