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Quotes from Today’s CROSSROADS Press Conferences Featuring Glen Johnson/Andrzej Fonfara

by on Jul.12, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Hometown favorite Andrzej Fonfara faces "Road Warrior" Glen Johnson on Friday

Hometown favorite Andrzej Fonfara faces "Road Warrior" Glen Johnson on Friday

GARY, IN/NILES, IL, July 11, 2012 — All four principal fighters were respectful and professional to each other at two separate press conferences were held today, one at the MAJESTIC STAR CASINO in Gary, Indiana, and one at PLAYBOOK SPORTS BAR in Niles, Illinois, to discuss this Friday’s (July 13) “CROSSROADS” boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

Crossroads is presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing and will feature former world champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) taking on “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) in the 10-round light heavyweight main event and former world champion Jose Luis Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) facing Chicago fan favorite Ivan Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main. (continue reading…)

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‘Crossroads’ Undercard Announced

by on Jul.06, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing have announced the undercard for “CROSSROADS”, the ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised night of action-packed professional boxing on Friday, July 13, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.

CHICAGO, IL, July 6, 2012 — Several local and national prospects are scheduled to appear in support of the main event featuring a 10-round light heavyweight clash between former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) and Chicago’s popular world ranked contender, “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) and the co-main event featuring a 10-round welterweight battle between two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Terrible” Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) and longtime Chicago fan favorite Ivan “EL Marro” Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs).

In a six-round welterweight battle, Jaime Herrera (7-2, 4 KOs) of Franklin Park, Illinois, will face Tyrone Chatman (9-1-2, 6 KOs) of St Louis, Missouri; Bassett, Virginia’s Elijah McCall (9-1-1, 8 KOs), son of heavyweight champion Oliver McCall, will appear in a six-round heavyweight scrap against Jason Massie (7-2, 4 KOs), Cleveland, Ohio; popular Chicago super middleweight Paul Littleton (3-0, 3 KOs) will face Ramiro Bueno Jr., (2-2-0, 1 KO) of South Bend, Indiana, in a five-round bout; cruiserweight Junior Wright (3-0, 3 KOs) of Evanston, Illinois, will face Covon Graham (1-2-1, 1 KO) of Detroit in a four-rounder; Chicago super featherweight Juan Bustamante (3-0, 2 KOs) will go against Michah Branch (0-1-0) of Cincinnati, Ohio, in a four-rounder; Miami, Florida’s hard-punching Vilier Quinonez (3-0, 2 KOs) will take on Hesperia, Michigan’s Rogelio Saldana (1-3, 1 KO) in a light heavyweight four-rounder; and in a heavyweight four-rounder Curtis Tate (4-3, 4 KOs) of Oakland, Tennessee will face Calbert Lewis (0-1) of Gary, Indiana. (continue reading…)

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Fonfara vs. Russell Highlights Exciting Windy City Fight Night 17

by on May.21, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Andrzej Fonfara (R) batters Anthony Russell's Body en route to vicotry

Andrzej Fonfara (R) batters Anthony Russell's body en route to victory

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CHICAGO, IL, May 20, 2011 – 8 Count Productions stormed the UIC Pavilion with an exciting evening of fights highlighted by an explosive bout between Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara and the durable Canadian Anthony Russell for the WBO and NABO Light Heavyweight titles. Other highlights of the stacked card included a messy Indiana showdown between Middleweights Josh Crouch and Keon Johnson; a rematch between Jaime Herrera (coming off his first loss) and Eric Draper, out to avenge his loss to Herrera in their first outing; and the Windy City Fight Night debut of undefeated Middleweight Ninos Abraham.

Juan Bustamante (L) and Jose Rivera trade punches inside

Juan Bustamante (L) and Jose Rivera trade punches inside

The first match of the evening marked the professional debut of Chicagoan Juan Bustamante (132 lbs.) in a Lightweight battle that would go the distance.  Facing him was scrappy Puerto Rican Jose “El Gallo” Rivera (130 lbs.), who did not come all the way from Ocala, Florida, to lose. Both boxers fought emotionally at times, with bad intentions evident in the hard exchanges. Rivera launched the first attack of the round, but Bustamante came back moments later, pushing Rivera back. The majority of the round was spent with both boxers fighting inside, launching punishing hooks to the body, most of which bounced off arms and elbows, to try to find a home for uppercuts and hooks to the head. Neither gave the other many opportunities to do so, but Bustamante was the busier of the two. (continue reading…)

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