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Windy City Fight Night 13 Showcases Explosive Punching and Tenacity

by on Nov.20, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Andrzej Fonfara Celebrates His KO Victory Over Anthony Doughty

Andrzej Fonfara Celebrates His KO Victory Over Anthony Doughty

Andrzej Fonfara Scores Impressive KO in Main Event, While Ivan Popoca Wins Hard-Fought War

Photos by Scott Dray

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

CHICAGO, IL, November 20, 2010 – Last night’s Windy City Fight Night 13, presented by Eight Count Productions, featured a long evening of explosive knockouts, brutal wars, and battles of attrition. The 10-bout card showcased local contenders Andrzej Fonfara and Ivan Popoca, as well as up and coming Chicago boxing talent.

Dallas Vargas (L) leaves himself open for a counter from Sergey Kovalev

Dallas Vargas (L) leaves himself open for a counter from Sergey Kovalev

The first bout of the evening featured Light Heavyweights Sergey Kovalev (10-0-0, 9 KO’s, 174 lbs.), fighting out of Los Angeles via Chelyabinsk, Russia, and Toledo, Ohio’s Dallas Vargas (now 22-6-0, 16 KO’s, 176 lbs.). After a tentative start on the part of both boxers, with probing jabs, Sergey Kovalev opened up with a barrage that drove Vargas into the ropes and set the tone for the rest of what was to be a short bout, though scheduled for eight rounds. Vargas struggled throughout to find a strategy, never launching a solid offense, and leaving himself open for the pinpoint-accurate shots of Kovalev. Through most of the first round, Kovalev looked carefully for the most effective shots, rarely throwing combinations, but doing damage with an array of uppercuts, hooks and body shots. As the round continued Kobalev gained confidence and found multiple shots, finishing with a tirade that may have ended the fight if the bell had not intervened. (continue reading…)

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