Yordenis Ugas and Argentine boxer Cesar Barrionuevo will battle in a WBC welterweight title eliminator and Polish heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki will face former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin in a 10-round attraction as part of a on Saturday, September 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“I’m very excited to be part of such a great card,’’ Ugas said. “This is a huge opportunity to put myself in position to fight the best fighters in the welterweight division and that’s my goal. I don’t know much about my opponent, but he is a power punching Argentine and I have to be 100 percent ready come September 8. This will be my second appearance on Showtime Championship Boxing and I look forward to making another huge statement. I’m going to close the show in New York like my friend, Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman.’’
“I am proud to be fighting in the United States and fighting on Showtime is a dream come true,’’ said Barrionuevo. “Argentine boxing has a long history of great champions from Carlos Monzon to Sergio Martinez and most recently Marcos Maidana. I am looking to become one of those great Argentine fighters of this era and it starts on September 8. I bring the power and the heart of my country with me and expect all the Argentine flags to be out at Barclays Center.’’
“It’s exciting to be back in the ring to showcase my skills,’’ said Kownacki. “It will be another step to reach my goal of becoming the first Polish heavyweight champion. I am training hard in preparation to fight Charles Martin. It will be an amazing night in Barclays Center. I’m hoping Barclays Center will be covered in white and red.’’
“I don’t want to talk about fighting, I just want to get in there and show off my skills,” said Martin. “For this fight I asked for the toughest opponent that I could get. I’m not worried about who is in front of me. I will be ready on September 8.”