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‘Chicago’s Polish Prince’ Andrzej Fonfara Inks Promotional Agreement with Warriors Boxing

by on Oct.20, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, October 17, 2013 — Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing proudly announce the signing of Chicago’s Polish Prince, Andrzej Fonfara, to a promotional contract.

Fonfara will continue to be co-promoted by his long-time promoter, Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions.

25-year-old Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs), currently the IBF #1, WBO #2 and WBC #7-ranked contender, is a native of Warsaw, Poland, and a longtime Chicago fan favorite since turning professional in 2006.

Riding high on a 15-bout unbeaten streak and known for his fight-ending power, Fonfara most recently stopped former world champion Gabriel Campillo on August 16 to reach the mandatory contender position in the IBF.

Fonfara will make his Warriors Boxing debut on Friday, December 6, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, when Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Warriors Boxing and 8 Count Productions once again bring world-class professional boxing back to the Windy City with their latest blockbuster event, this one entitled “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3″.

Tickets for “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3″ featuring the Warriors Boxing debut of Andrzej Fonfara are priced at VIP $201, VIP Ringside $151, Ringside $101, Box Mezzanine $76, Reserved Mezzanine $51, and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740.

Fonfara’s opponent that night will be announced shortly.

In the night’s 12-round main event, WBC Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (48-2-1, 34 KOs) of Warsaw, Poland, will attempt to make the sixth defense of his title and complete an epic trilogy of fights with Milan, Italy’s former WBC Cruiserweight Champion Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs).

Fonfara has become a staple on ESPN Friday Night Fights and a beloved sports hero in his adopted home of Chicago. His fights are known for the rabid support he attracts from his jubilant army of Polish-American fans.

“Andrzej has come a long way and is in line for a very big fight in the near future, we are very happy to be working with him,” said Leon Margules. “Together, as always, with Dominic Pesoli, we will continue to work to complete his long journey to a world championship. He is as charismatic as he is tough and the day he wins the belt will certainly be declared a great day in the history of Chicago boxing.”

“Bringing Warriors in, in an official capacity completes the team that will bring Andrzej Fonfara to the championship,” said Dominic Pesoli. “I am happy to be part of this fantastic team, both for Andrzej and the future of Chicago boxing.”


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; IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara, middleweight contender Donovan George, world-class junior welterweight prospect Adrian Granados, super middleweight prospect Paul Littleton, middleweight prospect Viktor Polyakov and welterweight prospect Jaime Herrera.

For more information on 8 Count Productions/Round 3 Productions please visit their new website,


Launched in 2003, Warriors Boxing operates under a simple philosophy-bring the best boxers in the world to fight fans, match them in competitive bouts, and in doing so help re-establish the sport of boxing for a new generation.

With a series of successful Pay-Per-View shows and packed houses to it’s credit, the Warriors business model is working wonders in a sport that was sorely in need of the innovation and energy that the company brings to the table.

When it comes down to it though, a promotional company is only as good as the fighters and fights it promotes. Warriors Boxing has delivered on all fronts, with outstanding bouts such as Lara-Molina, Cayo-Peterson, Abraham-Miranda I and II, Miranda-Pavlik, Miranda-Green, Ibragimov-Briggs, Ibragimov-Klitschko, Urango-Hatton, Urango-Bailey, Cayo-Maidana and Ibragimov-Holyfield.

For more information on Warriors Boxing, visit their website at

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