Chicago’s Polish Prince Andrzej Fonfara returns to battle against Brockton, Massachusetts’ Anthony Russell on Friday, May 21st in the ten round main event at Windy City Fight Night 17 at the UIC Pavilion,
presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions.
Just 23 years old, Fonfara has complied a record of 17-2-1 (8KO’s) over his five year career and is on an eight bout unbeaten streak.
In his last start on April 9th, the Warsaw, Poland native brutally stopped Ray Smith at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, in front of over 8,000 boxing fans in attendance for the Tomasz Adamek/Kevin McBride headlined event.
“It was a terrific experience; Tomasz is a friend of mine who invited me to fight on the card. In addition to the huge crowd of Polish fans, many more people watched it on TV in Poland and Pay-Per-View in America. The response to that fight has been great” said Fonfara.
“Adamek told me how much I have improved and that I am getting very good leverage on my punches.”
The battle against Russell, 16-2-1 (5KO’s), will be contested for the vacant WBO/NABO Light Heavyweight Title. This will be the seventh fight at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion for Fonfara.
‘I love fighting at the UIC Pavilion; it feels like home to me. There is always a very large crowd to see my fights and the Polish community has been tremendously supportive of me in Chicago ” continued Fonfara. “I’m proud to fight for the Polish people.”
Said Pesoli, “We’re very happy with Andrzej’s continued improvement, he’s looked better with every fight. The Polish community has turned him into a star here in Chicago and we’re expected another tremendous crowd to see his title fight against Russell on May 20th.”
Tickets priced at $100, $75, $50 and $30 are now on sale through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, the UIC Pavilion Boxing Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions’ Office (312-226-5800).
Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine, just one block south of the Eisenhower Expressway. For further information, please visit their website at www.uicpavilion.com. The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.
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