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Wlodarczyk Retains WBC Cruiserweight Title with KO at UIC Pavilion

by on Dec.07, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Fonfara, Grenados, Gonzalez and Wright Thrill with Knockouts in Entertaining Undercard

By Kerstin Broockmann

CHICAGO, IL, December 6, 2013 — In another mix of local and international boxing prospects, contenders and journeyman, 8 Count Promotions with Knockout Promotions and Warriors Boxing, drew a large and boisterous crowd to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Evanston, Illinois Cruiserweight Junior Wright looked devastatingly impressive in his stoppage of Harley Kilfian. Light middleweight Jonathan Gonzalez dismantled the durable Jaison Palomeque. Middleweight Skyler Thompson did not make Henry Coyle’s job easier, though Coyle took the decision. Jose Romero, Fred Bowen, Trinidad Garcia and Ramiro Bueno Jr. engaged in crowd-pleasing battles to open the evening. Adrian Granados got off to a rough start before finding the path to victory over Carlos Winston Velasquez. Andrzej Fonfara demolished Samuel Miller in crowd-pleasing fashion. The main event got off to a slow start and never really got heated before being stopped for medical reasons to give Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk the TKO victory—despite somewhat cautious performances from both cruiserweights, the Pro-Wlodarczyk crowd was ready to stand by their man, and they could not have been happier with the outcome.

The main event featured a 12-round WBC Cruiserweight Championship between defending champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 34 KOs, 199 lbs.) of Poland and Italy’s Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-4-2, 12 KOs, 198 lbs.), hoping to regain the title he lost to Wlodarczyk in their second fight, after the two fought to a draw in their first outing. (continue reading…)

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Chicago Middleweight Trinidad Garcia Battles Autism The Best Way He Knows How

by on Nov.24, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, November 21, 2013 – Boxing is pain. Chicago middleweight boxer Trinidad Garcia (5-3-3) knew that when he came out of retirement last August. But nothing compared to the pain he felt when his young son Jesiah was diagnosed with autism.

“A year before my son was diagnosed, he was able to talk to me. Can you imagine your son talking to you and then one day at two years old, he just leaves? I haven’t heard my son’s voice since and that was two years ago. When he was diagnosed, it was so hard because, as a father, to not be able to do anything to protect your kid, was the hardest part. I asked myself ‘what did I do? Did I do something wrong?’ That’s how it felt.” (continue reading…)

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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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