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U.S. Cellular Field Serves Up Home Runs as Fonfara KO’s Campillo, Granados Stops Salser and Szpilka Stops Mollo!

by on Aug.16, 2013, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Photos by Tom Barnes and Greg Rodil

 

An exultant Andrzej Fonfara raises his fists in victory (Tom Barnes photo)

An exultant Andrzej Fonfara raises his fists in victory (Tom Barnes photo)

CHICAGO, August 16, 2013 – It was fitting retribution.  The International Boxing Organization said they’d strip him of their title  for tonight’s unsanctioned fight and the International Boxing Federation jumped in, christening it as an eliminator for their crown.  Then, Andrzej Fonfara went out and bludgeoned Gabriel Campillo inside eight rounds before an estimated 15,000 at U.S. Cellular Field.  So much for politics.

A native of Warsaw, Poland residing in Chicago, Fonfara (173 lbs., 24-2 and 14 knockouts) sets a pattern in the first round. He’s throwing hard, hurtful and straight blows at Campillo (175 lbs., 22-6-, 9 knockouts) a wily contender hailing from Madrid, Spain, who fires back in spots.

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Mike Mollo Says, ‘I Want Szpilka!’

by on Mar.05, 2013, under Boxing News

Mollo Decides Szpilka Rematch is Right Direction

 

Mollo (R) fights on despite cuts against Szpilka

In his previous fight versus Szpilka, Mollo (at right) fought on despite vision-imparing cuts (photo by Scott Dray)

Chicago heavyweight “Merciless” Mike Mollo (20-4, 12 KOs) says he’s thought it over and there is only one fight that make sense for him right now.

 ”I want the Artur Szpilka rematch,” he says.  ”That’s the only fight I want.”

 Mollo suddenly finds himself a hot commodity after the back-and-forth war he and Poland’s Szpilka waged on February 1 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Despite fighting through a mask of blood from cuts caused by accidental fouls, Mollo had the undefeated Polish fighter on the floor twice before being knocked out by a perfect shot in round six. (continue reading…)

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Ticket Alert — ESPN Friday Night Fights Pits Molina vs. Spinks at UIC Pavilion Feb. 1st!

by on Dec.27, 2012, under Boxing News

Carlos Molina (photo by Kristy Wawersik)

Carlos Molina (photo by Kristy Wawersik)

Featured Fights:

CARLOS MOLINA VS. CORY SPINKS

ARTUR SZPILKA VS. MIKE MOLLO

ANTWONE SMITH VS. JOSE LUIS CASTILLO

PLUS DONOVAN GEORGE, MIKE JIMENEZ AND JIMMY MURPHY

CHICAGO —  ESPN Friday Night Fights will return to the UIC Pavilion on FEBRUARY 1, 2013 headlined by an IBF Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator between Chicago fan favorite and perennial contender “King” Carlos Molina and two division and five-time world champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks.

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