Adam Kownacki wants one more fight despite latest defeat against Ali Eren Demirezen

Heavyweight Adam Kownacki suffered his third straight defeat at the weekend after ending up on the wrong side of a unanimous decision against Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen.

The Polish boxer, who at one point in his career was ranked fifth by the IBF, looked rusty as he lost his 10-round clash on the judges' scorecards. 

This was Kownacki's first fight since his second defeat to Robert Helenius in October 2021.

With three consecutive losses on his record, questions have been raised about Kownacki's future in the sport.

Speaking in the ring after his latest defeat, the 33-year-old revealed he doesn't want to go out with a loss and could return for one more fight.

He said: "I have two kids, I'll have a long talk with my wife to see what I want to do. I've had so many fights here, so many great memories, I don't want to go out like a loser. I would like another fight to leave my fans with a win."

Looking back at the fight he added: "I'm a bit rusty, I think he was getting off first in the exchanges, I didn't' sit down as much, I think the rust played a part, being out so long.

"I was out of the ring since last October, camp was good but I don't know, I was letting him get off first, I wasn't moving my feet. I went back to the old me instead of the first few rounds when I was doing good."

Kownacki won his first 20 fights since turning professional in 2009. Some of the names on his record include Artur Szpilka, Charles Martin and Chris Arreola.

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