The professional boxers appearing on the sensational “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3” WBC World Cruiserweight Championship fight held public workouts at Oakley Fight Club in Chicago today and all looked ready for battle.
WBC World Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk, as well as his arch rival and opponent Giacobbe Fragomeni and “Chicago’s Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara worked out with their trainers and did interviews and met fans.
The well-attended media- and general-public event was in support of the Friday, December 6, world-class boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Presented by promoters Andrew Wasilewski and Piotr Werner of Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing and Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Promotions “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3” will feature, in the night’s 12-round main event, WBC Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (48-2-1, 34 KOs) of Warsaw, Poland, will attempt to make the sixth defense of his title and complete an epic trilogy of fights with Milan, Italy’s former WBC Cruiserweight Champion Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs).
And in the very special featured bout, IBF #1 Light Heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs) has agreed to a very dangerous test against La Habra, California, via Colombia KO artist Samuel Miller (26-7, 23 KOs).
Tickets for “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3” are priced at VIP $201, VIP Ringside $151, Ringside $101, Box Mezzanine $76, Reserved Mezzanine $51, and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740.
In support of the two main events will be an eight-round light welterweight match-up between Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (12-2-2, 8 KOs) of Cicero, Illinois via Mexico, and Carlos Winston “El Guerrero” Velasquez (21-17-1, 11 KOs) from Managua, Nicaragua;
An eight-round light middleweight bout between Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (16-0-1, 13 KOs) of Puerto Rico and Jaison Palomeque (14-7-1, 9 KOs) Arpartado, Colombia;
A six-round middleweight battle involving Henry “The Western Warrior” Coyle (18-2, 12 KOs) of Chicago, via Geesala, Ireland and Skyler Thompson
(12-9, 10 Kos) of Rockford, Illinois;
A six-round middleweight bout between Paul “The Punisher” Littleton (8-0-1, 4 KOs) of Chicago and Troy White (5-2 -1, 1 KO) of Saint Louis, Missouri;
A six-round cruiserweight bout pitting “Hurricane” Junior Wright (8-0, 7 KOs) of Evanston, Illinois against TBA;
A five-round middleweight rematch between Trinidad Garcia (5-3-3) of Chicago and Ramiro Bueno Jr. (2-3-1 1 KO) of South Bend, Indiana;
And a four-round lightweight opener between Jose Romero (1-0) of Whiting, Indiana, and Fred Bowen (1-1-1) of Jackson, Tennessee.
ABOUT 8 COUNT PRODUCTIONS
8 Count Productions, Home Of The Best In Chicago Boxing, was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland.
Fighters currently under the 8 Count Productions banner include; IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara, middleweight contender Donovan George, world-class junior welterweight prospect Adrian Granados, super middleweight prospect Paul Littleton, middleweight prospect Viktor Polyakov and welterweight prospect Jaime Herrera.
ESPN3 to Present World Cruiserweight Title Showdown on Dec. 6: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3
ESPN3 will present live coverage of the 12-round WBC Cruiserweight title showdown between titlist Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (48-2-1, 34 KOs) of Poland and former titleholder Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs) of Italy on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 p.m. ET. The bout will take place at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.
Wlodarczyk will be making his sixth title defense, and this will be the third meeting for the boxers. Their first fight in 2009 was a draw when they met for Fragomeni’s belt in Italy. In 2010, Wlodarczyk scored an eighth-round knockout win over Fragomeni for the vacant belt.