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Adam Kowalski believes the culmination of his career is on the horizon and he won’t allow himself to fall at the final hurdle.
The light heavyweight arrived in Polish promotion, FEN, last year and has had a successful time at the start of his run with the organisation. Kowalski (12-5-1) has gone 2-0 under their banner, which also extended his overall winning streak to three, and he is very pleased to be working with the company. He has no interest in moving anywhere else.
Kowalski was booked to take on European veteran, Marcin Wojcik, for the vacant FEN light heavyweight title on August 22 but Wojcik pulled out of the bout due to an injury. Despite the withdrawal, Kowalski still wants to take on ‘The Giant’ in the future, as he was really looking forward to that contest. Stepping into the main event slot is Marcin Lazarz and the pair have history together.
They have fought once before back in November 2017 and it was Lazarz (12-7) who came out on top, submitting Kowalski with one second remaining in round two. That loss snapped a four-fight winning streak for Kowalski but he insists he holds no ill will towards his upcoming opponent as Saturday’s contest is ‘purely for business’.
Lazarz has competed for a range of promotions across the continent including BAMMA and KSW over his near ten-year professional career. He has fought against the likes of Brett McDermott, Paul Craig and Maxim Grishin so has experience challenging high-level adversaries. Kowalski admits that he is extra motivated for FEN 29 because he wants to avenge his previous defeat on top of capturing gold.
“This weekend is going to be the fight of my life,” Kowalski told Euro MMA Hub. “I want to win the belt. My previous meeting with Lazarz is in the past but I’m in a totally different place in my career now compared to back then. I have developed in every area of my game.”
“I’ve prepared for this fight knowing it is my most important one yet,” Kowalski continued. “Little by little, I have worked towards this contest and I know I will win the championship. This is going to be the most important achievement of my career.”