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Professional Boxing Returns to Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday, August 23rd!

by on May.23, 2014, under Boxing News

 

Last August, Chicago heavyweight Mike Mollo, at left, was one of the featured fighters at U.S. Cellular Field (photo courtesy of Mike Mollo/Facebook)

Last August, Chicago heavyweight Mike Mollo, at left, was one of the featured fighters at U.S. Cellular Field (photo courtesy of Mike Mollo/Facebook)

 

CHICAGO, May 23, 2014 — World class professional boxing will once again return to U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox on Saturday, August 23rd, it was announced today by the Illinois Sports Facility Authority, Round 3 Productions and Hitz Boxing.

Last years’ event on August 16th was a tremendous success and sports fans in Chicago have eagerly awaited news on the return of “Boxing at the Ballpark”. (continue reading…)

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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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Media Photo Op for ‘THE BIG FIGHT 2′ Held at Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago

by on Aug.15, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Photo by Tom Barnes

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Boxers featured in this Friday’s ‘The Big Fight 2′ at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago gathered for a photo op at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago. From left to right: Mike Mollo, Andrzej Fonfara, Adrian Grenados, Kristen Gearhart, Mark Salser, Gabriel Campillo, Artur Szpilka

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CHICAGO HAS BOXING FEVER!

by on Aug.15, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

582Huge Crowd of Media and Fans Attend Final Press Conference for ‘THE BIG FIGHT 2′ ESPN Boxing at U.S. Cellular Field This Friday, August 16

CHICAGO, IL, August 14, 2013– A huge crowd of media and fans descended upon the final media conference held yesterday at the Copernicus Center in Chicago to discuss ‘THE BIG FIGHT 2,’ ESPN Friday Night Fights at U.S. Cellular Field, being held this Friday, August 16.

In attendance at the conference were all of the principle combatants including “Chicago’s Polish Prince”, and IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 13 KOs); his opponent, former world champion Gabriel “EL Chico Guapo” Campillo (22-5-1, 9 KOs); undefeated heavyweight Artur ‘The Pin” Szpilka (15-0, 11 KOs) and his opponent, “Mericiless” Mike Mollo (20-4-1, 12 KOs); as well as five-time Chicago Golden Gloves champ and professional debuter Kristin Gearhart. (continue reading…)

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Andrzej Fonfara vs. Gabriel Campillo Now IBF World Title Eliminator

by on Aug.06, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Headlines Friday, August 16, 2013 at U.S. Cellular Field/Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, August 6, 2013 — The highly anticipated light heavyweight clash between “Chicago’s Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara and former world champion Gabriel “El Chico Guapo” Campillo set for Friday, August 16 has now been declared an International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Title Eliminator. The winner will be ranked #1 by the sanctioning body.

The Fonfara/Campillo 12-round clash headlines “THE BIG FIGHT 2, ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD,” the first outdoor professional boxing card in over fifty years in the Windy City. (continue reading…)

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