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Local Prospects Highlight “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3″ Undercard on December 6, 2013, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion

by on Nov.05, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, November 4, 2013 — A long list of local favorites will highlight the massive undercard for the Friday, December 6, “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3″ event, featuring WBC Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (48-2-1, 34 KOs) of Warsaw, Poland, making the sixth defense of his title against Milan, Italy’s former WBC Cruiserweight Champion Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs) and the return of Chicago’s Polish Prince, Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs).

Presented by Andrew Wasilewski and Piotr Werner of Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing and Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Promotions, this night of world-class professional boxing will also include no less than six more big fights involving some of Chicago’s most promising up-and-comers and the return to form of an established junior middleweight contender. (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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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. (continue reading…)

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Weigh-In Results for Tonight’s ESPN’s ‘Friday Night Fights’ in Chicago

by on Feb.01, 2013, under Boxing News

Carlos Molina (left) and Cory Spinks at last night's weigh-in

Carlos Molina (left) and Cory Spinks at last night’s weigh-in

 ”This show is indicative of the ever-increasing quality of Friday Night Fights broadcasts. It’s every bit as good as or better than the average Showtime or HBO boxing show. This is just a terrific event from top to bottom.” — Teddy Singleton of Don King Productions

 Carlos Molina 153.4 vs. Cory Spinks 153.2

Antwone Smith 155.6 vs. Jose Luis Castillo 151.8

 Artur Szpilka 230.8 vs. Mike Mollo 231.6

 Don George 164.4 vs. James Cook 161.8

 Mike Jimenez 167.8 vs. Jordan Brown 167.8

 Jaime Herrera 146.8 vs. Marlon Smith 146.2

 Jimmy Murphy 145.4 vs. Aloric Carson 150.2

 Sergio Montes de Oca 126.2 vs. Antoine Knight 127

 Junior Anthony Wright 197.6 vs. Tim Johnson 203.8 (continue reading…)

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Tickets for This Friday’s ‘ESPN Friday Night Fights’ Show at UIC Pavilion Moving at Record Pace!

by on Jan.28, 2013, under Boxing News


CHICAGO, January 27, 2013 — Advance tickets for the FEBRUARY 1 ESPN Friday Night Fights professional boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago are selling at a record pace according to promoter Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions.

“This show will mark the 15 Year Anniversary of 8 Count Productions promoting events in Chicago and I’ve never seen tickets move so fast for one of our shows,” said Pesoli. “Our last two events at the UIC Pavilion in July and November saw massive crowds and we’re on track for higher tickets sales for this event.” (continue reading…)

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