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Fonfara, Local Boxers to Train in Boxing Ring on Michigan Avenue This Tuesday, July 30th!

by on Jul.26, 2013, under Boxing News

 ’Magnificent Mile’ Public Workouts anticipate upcoming ‘The Big Fight 2′ ESPN Friday Night Fights at U.S. Cellular Field


Workouts kick-off on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 7 am CT Start

205-225 North Michigan Avenue Plaza, Chicago, IL


Andrzej Fonfara, seen here shadow boxing as trainer Sam Colonna looks on (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Andrzej Fonfara shadow boxing as trainer Sam Colonna looks on (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)


CHICAGO — This upcoming Tuesday morning, JULY 30, professional boxers who will be appearing on the sensational “BIG FIGHT 2″, ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD card will hold public workouts on the world renowned “Magnificent Mile” on Michigan Avenue.

Amid the hustle of rush-hour commuters, starting at 7:00 a.m. CT, numerous local fan favorites will go through their intense daily training sessions in a boxing ring set up in the 205-225 North Michigan Avenue Plaza on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Michigan Avenue.

Participating boxers will include IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion (AKA Chicago’s Polish Prince) Andrzej Fonfara, top-rated junior welterweight prospect Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados, pro debuting female Kristin Gearhart, undefeated middleweight prospect Paul Littleton, cruiserweight knockout artist “Hurricane” Junior Wright and middleweight veterans Henry “The Western Warrior” Coyle and Trinidad Garcia.

Boxing fans are encouraged to attend and watch their favorites train in this unique setting. All fighters will be available for photos and autographs before and after their workouts.


“THE BIG FIGHT 2, ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD” will take place on Friday, AUGUST 16, 2013. It is presented by the Illinois Sports Facility Authority, Round 3 Productions, 8 Count Productions, Warriors Boxing and Ulrich Knockout Promotions.

The historic boxing event is headlined by a 12 round light heavyweight clash between Fonfara and former world champion Gabriel “EL Chico Guapo” Campillo.

Also featured will be the “Can’t Miss” heavyweight rematch of Artur “The Pin” Szpilka of Wieliczka, Poland and Chicago’s “Merciless” Mike Mollo, scheduled for ten rounds.

In a special attraction televised bout, Granados will face off against undefeated Mansfield, Ohio’s Mark Salser for the IBA Junior Welterweight Title over eight scheduled rounds.

A full undercard will be announced shortly.

The last professional outdoor boxing event held in Chicago took place over 50 years ago. “THE BIG FIGHT” was held at Comiskey Park on SEPTEMBER 25, 1962 and was headlined by the Heavyweight World Championship between Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson.

U.S. Cellular Field is located at 333 W. 35th Street, one block west of the Dan Ryan Expressway. For this memorable evening the ring will be set up just behind home plate with the grandstand serving as the backdrop. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:00 p.m. CT with the first at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Advance tickets starting at $32 are on sale now through Ticketmaster (, phone, 1-800-745-3000) and through The Chicago White Sox ( in addition to the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office.



8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland.

Joining forces with Frank Mugnolo’s Round 3 Productions in 2011, their partnership is currently among the premier boxing promotional firms in the United States.

Fighters currently under the 8 Count Productions/Round 3 Productions banner include; IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara, middleweight contender Donovan George, world class junior welterweight prospect Adrian Granados, former world title challenger Edner Cherry, super middleweight prospect Paul Littleton, middleweight prospect Viktor Polyakov and welterweight prospect Jaime Herrera.

For more information on 8 Count Productions/Round 3 Productions please visit their new website, Follow them on Twitter at 8 Count and Facebook at “8 Count Productions”.



Launched in 2003, Warriors Boxing operates under a simple philosophy-bring the best boxers in the world to fight fans, match them in competitive bouts, and in doing so help re-establish the sport of boxing for a new generation.


With a series of successful Pay-Per-View shows and packed houses to its credit, the Warriors business model is working wonders in a sport that was sorely in need of the innovation and energy that the company brings to the table.

When it comes down to it though, a promotional company is only as good as the fighters and fights it promotes. Warriors Boxing has delivered on all fronts, with outstanding bouts such as Lara-Molina, Cayo-Peterson, Abraham-Miranda I and II, Miranda-Pavlik, Miranda-Green, Ibragimov-Briggs, Ibragimov-Klitschko, Urango-Hatton, Urango-Bailey, Cayo-Maidana and Ibraginov-Holyfield.

For more information on Warriors Boxing, visit their website at



The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority is the developer, owner and operator of U.S. Cellular Field, home of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox.


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