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At this point in their careers, Chris Arreola is an ideal opponent for undefeated heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki. Arreola has fought for a world title three times. He’s also lost every time he’s faced an elite opponent, even though he does have a few solid victories during his 16-year career.
In Kownacki’s eyes, his fight vs. Arreola—which can be live streamed for free on Fox—is a good measuring stick for him and his career.
“I think he’s still one of the biggest names in the heavyweight division,” Kownacki told reporters this week. “With all the great fighters he was in there with, he beat a lot of them. And then against the top ones, he came up a little bit short. So I knew if I could beat Chris Arreola, I’m more on the side of those that are really on the top of their game and top of the division. I think beating a guy like Chris Arreola puts me up there in the top-10 or top-five categories.”
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Kownacki vs. Arreola for free.
Adam Kownacki vs. Chris Arreola
- When: Saturday, Aug. 3, at 8pm ET
- Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
- Streaming: Fox (free trials with various streaming services)
Adam Kownacki vs. Chris Arreola live stream: Watch Fox boxing online for free
Even if you’ve said goodbye to cable services and you exclusively stream the content you want to watch, you can still watch Kownacki vs. Arreola. Every major live streaming service offers the Fox channel, and each one allows at least a one-week free trial. That includes YouTube TV and DirecTV Now.
Some of the best options to stream Fox are listed below, but you can also watch the event on the Fox Sports app, available in English and Spanish, on either the Fox, FS1, or Fox Deportes feeds. You can also watch on your desktop computer on FoxSports.com.
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
If you want to watch Kownacki vs. Arreola online via Sling TV, you’ll need to be subscribed to either Sling Blue ($25 per month) or Sling Orange + Blue ($40 per month). Both of those packages include Fox and FS1 (and it’s still a nice perk that Sling subscribers can order a la carte packages). Sling TV also offers a special Latino package for bilingual viewers. Sling TV is also currently offering a deal where you can subscribe for 40% off the regular price for the first month of your subscription. That means Sling Blue would cost $15, and Sling Orange + Blue would cost $25. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.)
- Cost: $5.99-$11.99 for Hulu and $44.95 per month for Hulu with Live TV (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu is a great way to stream live TV (it has nearly 60 channels, including Fox and all the major broadcasting networks) or to watch its massive on-demand library of movies, TV shows, and original series. With Hulu, you can do both. Thanks to that versatility, Hulu with Live TV is a great option. It’s also the best way to bundle your streaming services into one place. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
- Cost: $54.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- FuboTV local channels: Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)
If you’re a big-time sports fan, FuboTV is your best streaming service option. If you love international soccer and you’re a Spanish speaker, FuboTV also offers various add-on packages, including Fubo Latino and Fubo Português. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you’d like to watch live TV directly from your PS4, PlayStation Vue is your best bet. PlayStation also works with streaming devices like Roku and Amazon Fire products, but what separates PlayStation from the rest of the streaming services is that it’s also compatible with Kodi. No matter how you stream, you’ll get to choose from four tiers of channels, all of which include Fox, FS1, FX, HGTV, Syfy, and more. You can see the full list of PlayStation Vue channels here. Two other great perks: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and there’s also unlimited cloud DVR.
- Cost: Free
- Devices: Most web browsers
Locast is a free not-for-profit service that allows people to watch all of their local channels, including the Fox affiliate, for free from their web browsers. The only unfortunate part is that Locast isn’t available everywhere. If you live in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Boston, Dallas, or Washington, D.C., you’re in luck. That’s because Locast is available to the residents in those cities. If you have Google Chromecast or a comparable device, you can then “cast” Kownacki vs. Arreola to your big screen.
Adam Kownacki vs. Chris Arreola: Why it matters
Kownacki (19-0, 15 knockouts) and Arreola (38-5-1, 33 KOs) get to play out a classic boxing storyline. On one side of the ring, it’s the undefeated prospect who’s trying to prove he can compete for a world title. On the other side, it’s the veteran who’s probably too old to be elite at this point in his career, but who will give his young upstart opponent a real test.
Kownacki has shown elite-level talent, but to get his eventual shot at a title, he’ll have to bust through Arreola, who does have victories against second- or third-tier opponents like Jameel McCline, Eric Molina, and Brian Minto. But he’s also lost to titlists Deontay Wilder, Wladimir Klitschko, and Bermane Stiverne (twice) as Arreola attempted to become the first Mexican heavyweight champion in history. Now, he’ll try to stop Kownacki’s attempt to become the first Polish heavyweight champ ever.
“I wouldn’t consider it an upset if I win,” Arreola said. “I’m here to win. I’m supposed to win. Just because he’s undefeated, that doesn’t mean anything. He’s fought some good fighters, but I’ve fought better.”
He added, “This is a whole new challenge for him. He’s never faced anyone like me. I’ve had a strong training camp and I’ve gotten tremendous work in this camp. This isn’t the same Arreola who fought Deontay Wilder.”
Maybe Arreola doesn’t consider himself the underdog, but the oddsmakers certainly do. Kownacki is a -3500 favorite, meaning you’d have to bet $3,500 to earn a $100 payday. Arreola, meanwhile, is an 11/1 underdog.
Still, Arreola has a puncher’s chance. Even if Kownacki, thus far in his career, has shown a fantastic chin, Arreola still has power in his punches.
“My focus is completely on Chris Arreola,” Kownacki said this week. “Of course somewhere in the back of your mind, you think about the future. But I know that I have to take care of business Saturday before anything. … This is great exposure for me and we’re going to give the fans a great fight. We’re both coming in with heavy hands and we’ll be ready to let them go.”
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Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.