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Andrzej Fonfara: After Cleverly I Want a Rematch With Adonis Stevenson

It has now been officially confirmed and announced that Chicago based Pole Andrzej Fonfara will indeed be facing former WBO 175lb champion Nathan Cleverly at the “Windy City’s” UIC Pavillion on October 16th, in a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike broadcast.

At the first official presser to announce the fight yesterday (Weds), Fonfara, who battered Julio Cesar Chavez Jr into quitting on his stool in April, is insistent that while he isn’t looking past Cleverly, he is more keen to right past wrongs – wrongs that he feels include his UD loss to lineal WBC 175lb champ Adonis Stevenson from May of 2014. Continue reading

Andrzej Fonfara battles Nathan Cleverly on 10/16

CHICAGO (August 26, 2015) – Bruising Polish star Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) and former world champion Nathan Cleverly (29-2, 15 KOs) will meet in a 12-round light heavyweight battle as Premier Boxing Champions on Spike returns to UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday, October 16, with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Fonfara, a fan-favorite in Chicago, will be fighting at UIC Pavilion for the 14th time in his career and is fresh off a stunning performance against former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in April of this year. He steps up again to fight a top light heavyweight in former world champion Cleverly and if he can get by this stiff test, he will be in a position to face all of the other top light heavyweights in this talent rich division. Continue reading

Andrzej Fonfara v Nathan Cleverly Looks Set for October in Chicago

It was announced some time back that former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (29-2, 15ko) would be fighting Chicago-based Pole Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16ko) in the Autumn/Fall, and it’s now looking set that the two will indeed clash in the “Windy City” on October 16th, according to multiple sources.

It is a very, very dangerous fight for Cleverly in Fonfara’s adopted backyard, with defeat surely spelling the end for the Welshman in terms of operating at a meaningful level and being in any kind of future world title contention. Continue reading

Nathan Cleverly Set To Face Andrzej Fonfara

It’s now looking next to certain that former WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly will return to the ring in October against Chicago-based Pole Andrzej Fonfara in a bout that is set to be screened on Sky Sports, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed today.

Cleverly was out in a blink and you’ll miss it affair last month on the recent ‘Rule Brittania’ undercard that was headlined by Kell Brook and Frankie Gavin’s IBF welterweight clash. It was a return to 175 lb for the Welshman who flirted with an ill-advised move to cruiserweight following his 4 round destruction at the hands of Sergey Kovalev two years ago. Continue reading

Andrzej Fonfara Stops Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Confident and determined, Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) spoiled the ring return of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) in resounding fashion Saturday night, flooring the former middleweight champion one time en route to a one-sided ninth-round TKO in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME.

Fonfara, of Chicago by way of Radon, Poland, dropped Chavez, of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, with a wide left hook 50 seconds into the ninth round before a boisterous crowd of 8,636 predominately-Chavez fans at StubHub Center. It was the first time in 52 professional fights that Chavez had hit the canvas from a punch. Continue reading

Fonfara destroys Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s career took a major hit tonight with him getting stopped at the end of the 9th round by the big punching light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) in their fight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Fighting at a catch-weight of 172 pounds, Chavez Jr. was shockingly dropped the 9th round by Fonfara. Chavez Jr. was really hurt to the extent that he wasn’t going to be able to recover after the round ended. In between rounds, Chavez Jr. quit on his stool instead of coming out for the 10th and taking more punishment.

Fonfara was deducted a point in the 7th for the use of his shoulder. It was kind of a petty foul to be called by the referee Jerry Cantu, but thankfully the point deduction didn’t have any effect on the result of the fight. Continue reading

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 171.5 vs. Andrzej Fonfara 171.5

Weigh-In: SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.: 171 ½ Pounds
ANDRZEJ FONFARA: 171 ½ Pounds

AMIR IMAM: 140 Pounds
WALTER CASTILLO: 138 Pounds

Former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. held a media workout on Friday in front of a packed house at Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, Calif., as the Mexican superstar prepares to make his SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® debut on Saturday, April 18, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). Continue reading

Full Video: ALL ACCESS: Chavez

“I had a hard life so yes, I am angry with him.” – Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.

“I had all Mexico and the world at my feet at that time. But it still didn’t fill the void…So what was it that I looked for? The easiest and stupidest things…drugs and alcohol.” – Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr.

NEW YORK (April 7, 2015) –The Sports Emmy® Award-winning series ALL ACCESS returns to examine the life of Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., as he prepares to make his SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® debut against dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara on Saturday, April 18, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT) from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Continue reading

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