Adam Kownacki  vs Joe Cusumano Betting Odds and Prediction

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Adam Kownacki  vs Joe Cusumano Preview June 24th, 2023

Joe Cusumano of Danville, Virginia heads into the ring to take on veteran Adam Kownacki of Poland this Saturday, June 24th. The 10-round bout from the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City can be seen live in most nations on DAZN. Kownacki last fought in July when he dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Ali Eren Demirezen for his third straight defeat. Cusumano was last in action in August when he stopped Dennis Ventura in the second round.

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Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook (full review here).

  • Joe Cusumano +550
  • Adam Kownacki -900


The 34-year-old Kownacki, who fights out of Brooklyn, New York, enters the contest with a 20-3 record with 15 Ko’s under his belt after winning his first 20 pro fights. His first two defeats came to Robert fourth round TKO in 2020 and sixth-round TKO a year later in their rematch. Kownacki stands 6-feet-3-inches tall and owns a 76-inch reach. He turned pro back in 2009 and has 108 rounds of experience under his belt since then. He’s quite powerful with a current knockout ratio standing at 65.2 per cent and stopped 15 of his first 20 opponents but we now know that he doesn’t posses a granite chin.

Kownacki was a pretty good Golden Gloves boxer back in his amateur days. He isn’t a muscular, ripped specimen but his body shape wasn’t much of a problem until Helenius stopped him in back-to-back fights. Kownacki’s lack of experience against upper grade boxers was pretty evident in those defeats and it cost him. However, he did beat former world champion Charles Martin by 10-round unanimous decision in 2018 and stopped fellow countryman Artur Szpilka in the fourth round in July, 2017.

He’s also beaten the likes of Gerald Washington, Joshua Tufte, Jesse Barboza and Danny Kelly. Kownacki simply lets his fists to the talking and isn’t interested in hearing what the judges have to say. So far his style has produced some pretty entertaining fights win or lose and he’s gone the distance in just six of his career pro fights so far. When be beat Chris Arreola by unanimous decision in 2019, Arreola threw a Compubox record 1,125 punches for a heavyweight while Kownacki threw 1,047.

Cusumano is a 35-year-old who was basically an unknown to most fans until meeting Daniel Dubois in 2021 and getting stopped in just 130 seconds. Since then he’s won two in a row by stoppage and carries around a mark of 21-4 with 19 Ko’s. It’s obvious he’s got some power in his punches as well with a current knockout ratio of 76 per cent. Cusumano is an inch taller than Kownacki at 6-foot-4-inches but unfortunately he has an unlisted reach. He’s boxed just 66 rounds since turning pro in 2010 and is more or less considered to be a solid journeyman.

Cusumano’s first loss came in his third pro fight in 2012 when he dropped a four-round unanimous decision to Daniel Martz. He wasn’t beaten again until 2018 when he lost a six-round unanimous decision to Robert Simms. His next loss came in August, 2019 when Steve Vukosa beat him by unanimous decision over eight rounds for the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) Heavyweight Title and was dropped in the third round. Cusumano’s biggest wins have been over the likes of Fred Latham, Bernardo Marquez, Michael Marone and Brendan Barrett. He’s never gone over eight rounds as most of his stoppage wins came early in fights.


Both boxers are known as hard hitters and 34 of their combined 41 wins have ended inside the distance while three of their seven losses have come by way of stoppage. Both have enough power to do some damage if they connect on the button and that’s how this fight may end, with whoever lands the first bomb winning. This is a hard fight to call. Kownacki’s definitely in the twilight of his career here but has does have experience against tougher opponents. Because of that, I’ll give Kownacki the edge. .

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