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Andrzej ‘Polish Prince’ Fonfara Now Honorary Captain for Zaglebie Lubin on Sunday at Wrigley Field

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Boxing News


Andrzej Fonfara shadow boxes in the mirror at left, as his trainer, Sam Colonna, looks on (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Andrzej Fonfara shadow boxes in the mirror at left, as his trainer, Sam Colonna, looks on (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO — Just days after the biggest win of his professional boxing career, Chicago’s Polish Prince, Andrzej Fonfara will be honored this Sunday afternoon, July 22nd at “Friendly At The Confines” as an Honorary Captain of Poland’s Zaglebie Lubin as part of their highly anticipated soccer match with Italy’s AS Roma at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

 This past Friday night, July 13th, Fonfara won a unanimous decision over former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion in front of thousands of cheering Polish sports fans and a national audience watching on ESPN.

Said the 24 year old Fonfara, “As a native of Warsaw, I’m honored to welcome Zaglebie Lubin to Chicago for their historic match against AS Roma. I have many friends on the team and am very excited to support them and see them play.”

 Ranked #9 in the world among light heavyweights, Fonfara improved his record to 22-2-1 with twelve knockouts as he looks towards a world title bout by the end of the year. He is promoted by Chicago’s 8 Count Productions and Round 3.

Said Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, “Andrzej’s win on Friday night has captured the attention of the vast Polish community in the United States and Europe. We’re very excited to work with Zaglebie Lubin and the Chicago Cubs on this sensational event.”



8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland.

 Fighters currently under the 8 Count Productions banner include; super middleweight contender Donovan George, world ranked light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, former world title challenger Edner Cherry, middleweight prospect Viktor Polyakov, junior welterweight prospects Ivan Popoca and Adrian Granados along with welterweights Achour Esho and Jaime Herrera.

 For more information on 8 Count Productions please visit their new website, Follow them on Twitter at 8_Count and Facebook at “8 Count Productions”.

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