“The Polish Prince”, Andrzej Fonfara will battle crosstown rival Derrick “Superman” Findley as the featured co-main event at "The Return Of The Polish Warrior", an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing set for Friday, July 11 at the historic Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, it was announced today by Main Events CEO Kathy Duva and Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.
“This has all the makings of a terrific fight," said Pesoli. "Both guys have passed tough tests on their way to this point. They’ve known each other for a while and this is the perfect time for them to be fighting, with a nationwide audience watching and a packed house with legions of fans of both.”
"The Return Of The Polish Warrior" is headlined by the third Chicagoland appearance of former light heavyweight champion and current #1 IBF Cruiserweight Mandatory Challenger Tomasz Adamek in a ten round bout against veteran brawler Gary Gomez
An outstanding amateur in his native Poland , the 20 year old Fonfara, 10-1 (3) has developed into a fan favorite in Chicago ’s Polish community with terrific performances since turning professional two years ago.
His biggest win came earlier this year when he won a six round decision over former Chicago Golden Gloves champion Jorge Gonzalez on February 15, 2008 at Cicero Stadium.
The 24 year old Findley, a native of Chicago, now living in nearby Gary, IN, brings a record of 11-2 with six knockouts into the battle with Fonfara. Most recently, Findley won a unanimous decision over former participant in The Contender Season 3 series, "Macho" Miguel Hernandez on May 9, 2008. The blood-filled war was Findley’s biggest win of his three year career.
The Fonfara/Findley eight round middleweight bout will kick off the nationwide broadcast of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fight Series starting at 9:00pm EST/8:00pm CST.
The full undercard for "The Return Of The Polish Warrior" is being finalized and will be announced shortly.
Tickets for are $100, $75, $50 and $30 and can be obtained online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 312-559-1212.
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