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Fonfara Holds Off a Determined Doudou Ngumbu, and Tomoki Kameda Defeats Challenger Alejandro Hernandez in Main Event of the SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition at the UIC Pavilion

by on Nov.02, 2014, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Tomoki Kameda (L) and Alejandro Hernandez mix it up in their title fight

Tomoki Kameda (L) and Alejandro Hernandez mix it up in their title fight

Report by Kerstin Broockmann
Photo by Scott Dray

Full Undercard Report and More Photos to Come

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, November 1, 2014 – In the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition at the UIC Pavilion, Saturday, November 1, Andrzej Fonfara found a tougher than anticipated test in Doudou Ngumbu. Tomoki Kameda held off challenger Alejandro Hernandez to hang onto his WBO Bantamweight World Championship title, though the aggressive Hernandez was seen by some to have done enough to take the belt. In the final televised bout, Super Featherweight Javier Fortuna scored a knockout in the fifth round after a foul-filled clash with Abner Cotto.

In the main event, “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KO’s) of Chicago had a lot of work to keep Doudou Ngumbu at bay during their ten-round Light Heavyweight bout. In the first round, Ngumbu moved constantly, presenting a difficult to hit target and tagging Fonfara up the center with jabs. Though Ngumbu most likely won the first round with his attacks to the body and straight head shots, Fonfara managed to avoid too much damage by holding whenever Ngumbu approached. (continue reading…)

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Chi-Town Boxers Andrzej Fonfara, Felix Quezada Guests at CBOE Yesterday!

by on Oct.30, 2014, under Boxing News

Light Heavyweight Contender, Andrzej Fonfara (second from left), is  flanked by co-promoters Leon Margulis (far left) and Dominic Pesoli (second from right) at the Chicago Boad of Options Exchange (photo courtesy of Rick Ramos)

Light Heavyweight Contender, Andrzej Fonfara (second from left), is flanked by co-promoters Leon Margulis (far left) and Dominic Pesoli (second from right) at the Chicago Boad of Options Exchange (photo courtesy of Rick Ramos, proprietor of Body Shot Boxing Club and floor trader at the CBOE).

CHICAGO, October 30, 2014 — On a cold October morning, floor trader Rick Ramos (who owns Body Shot Boxing Club) brought light heavyweight contender Andrezej Fonfara and undefeated lightweight Jose Felix Quezada to visit the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, where Ramos works as a floor trader.  Fonfara (25-3, 15 knockouts), who dropped and gave WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis Stevenson a rugged challenge in losing a 12 round decision last May, will face Dou Dou Ngumbu (33-5, 12 knockouts), while Quezada (3-0, 2 knockouts) faces Rick Hall (3-6-2, 2 knockouts) this Saturday at the UIC Pavilion in downtown Chicago.   (continue reading…)

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Wlodarczyk Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title with KO at UIC Pavilion

by on Dec.07, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Fonfara, Grenados, Gonzalez and Wright Thrill with Knockouts in Entertaining Undercard

By Kerstin Broockmann

CHICAGO, IL, December 6, 2013 — In another mix of local and international boxing prospects, contenders and journeyman, 8 Count Promotions with Knockout Promotions and Warriors Boxing, drew a large and boisterous crowd to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Evanston, Illinois Cruiserweight Junior Wright looked devastatingly impressive in his stoppage of Harley Kilfian. Light middleweight Jonathan Gonzalez dismantled the durable Jaison Palomeque. Middleweight Skyler Thompson did not make Henry Coyle’s job easier, though Coyle took the decision. Jose Romero, Fred Bowen, Trinidad Garcia and Ramiro Bueno Jr. engaged in crowd-pleasing battles to open the evening. Adrian Granados got off to a rough start before finding the path to victory over Carlos Winston Velasquez. Andrzej Fonfara demolished Samuel Miller in crowd-pleasing fashion. The main event got off to a slow start and never really got heated before being stopped for medical reasons to give Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk the TKO victory—despite somewhat cautious performances from both cruiserweights, the Pro-Wlodarczyk crowd was ready to stand by their man, and they could not have been happier with the outcome.

The main event featured a 12-round WBC Cruiserweight Championship between defending champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 34 KOs, 199 lbs.) of Poland and Italy’s Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-4-2, 12 KOs, 198 lbs.), hoping to regain the title he lost to Wlodarczyk in their second fight, after the two fought to a draw in their first outing. (continue reading…)

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Quotes from Final Press Conference Held For “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3″

by on Dec.05, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

All Fighters Respectful and Ready for World Championship Boxing Event This Friday in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, December 5, 2013 — The final press conference for “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3″ was held on Wednesday (December 4), night at Output Lounge Sports Bar in Chicago and all the combatants were respectful and confident ahead of their respective showdowns this Friday night at UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

WBC World Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk and challenger Giacobbe Fragomeni, plus “Chicago’s Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara and his opponent, Colombian KO artist Samuel Miller were joined on the dais by promoters and undercard fighters in a well-attended final word from all involved. (continue reading…)

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Diablo Arriving in Chicago Tonight

by on Nov.27, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, November 27, 2013 – Popular WBC Cruiserweight World Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk will arrive in Chicago tonight (7:45 pm local CT time) on Lot Airlines Flight 3 from Warsaw in advance of his December 6 fight against mandatory challenger Giacobbe Fragomeni.

Włodarczyk (48-2, 28 KOs) will be attempting to make his sixth successful title defense in his third fight against Fragomeni (31-3, 12 KOs). The pair will meet as the main event of “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3″ event, at UIC Pavilion, which also features IBF #1 Light Heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs) taking on La Habra, California, via Colombia KO artist Samuel Miller (26-7, 23 KOs). (continue reading…)

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