Andrzej Fonfara

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Andrzej Fonfara
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Andrzej Fonfara in 2011
Statistics
Real name Andrzej Fonfara
Rated at Light Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Reach 77 in (196 cm)
Nationality Poland Polish
Born (1987-11-04) November 4, 1987 (age 27)
Radom
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 29
Wins 26
Wins by KO 15
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 1

Andrzej Fonfara (born November 4, 1987 in Radom) is a Polish professional boxer currently living in Chicago. He beat Tommy Karpency in November 2012 to become the IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

  • Bronze medal- Nationwide Youth Olympics in Hall Sports- Boxing, Starachowice, Poland 2003
  • Bronze medal- Polish Junior Championship, Ostroleka, Poland 2004
  • Silver medal- Polish Junior Cup, Ostroleka, Poland 2004
  • Trophy for the youngest boxer- Youth Polish Championship, Ostroleka, Poland 2005
  • Gold medal- Polish Junior Championship, Leszno, Poland 2005

Professional boxing[edit]

Andrzej took his first steps in boxing in Warsaw boxing club Gwardia Warszawa. His trainers were Jacek Kucharczyk and Jerzy Rybicki. After some time he decided to transfer to another Warsaw boxing club, Legia Warszawa, and this time he trained with Krzysztof Kosedowski, Adam Kozlowski and Lukasz Landowski. But he didn’t stay there for long and transferred back to his original club. This time he was working with Stanislaw Lakomiec with whom he won his biggest trophies. Finally as a senior he trained with Paweł Skrzecz and Sebastian Skrzecz, and with them he ended his amateur career.

His professional career had begun in 2006 in Ostrołęka, where he won by majority of points versus Czech fighter Miroslav Kubik. After this fight he got a chance to train and fight in the U.S. From this point he resides with his family in Chicago and trains with Sam Colonna (Andrzej Golota’s trainer). In 2009 he signed a contract with Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions. At the beginning of 2010 he decides to move to Light Heavyweight division which is better for his physical conditions. Later in 2010 he won a WBC Youth Championship, and in 2011 WBO NABO Title. On September 23, 2011, he won by TKO in second round with Jose Spearman in his home town Chicago.

On June 13, 2012 at Chicago's UIC Pavilion, Fonfara defeated former champion Glen Johnson by UD.

He has won 23 of his 26 fights, 13 of which by knockout, and lost two.

Stevenson vs. Fonfara[edit]

It was announced that Fonfara would fight Adonis Stevenson on May 24, 2014, in Montreal, Quebec.

Professional boxing record[edit]

25 Wins (15 knockouts), 3 Losses, 0 Draw
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 26–3 France Doudou Ngumbu UD 10 (10) 2014-11-01 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Loss 25–3 Canada Adonis Stevenson UD 12 (12) 2014-05-24 Canada Bell Centre, Montréal, Quebec For WBC and The Ring Light Heavyweight titles.
Win 25–2 Colombia Samuel Miller KO 2 (10) 2013-12-06 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Win 24–2 Spain Gabriel Campillo KO 9 (12) 2013-08-16 United States U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois IBF Light Heavyweight Final Eliminator
Win 23–2 United States Tommy Karpency TKO 7 (12) 2012-11-16 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois Won vacant IBO Light Heavyweight title.
Win 22–2 Jamaica Glen Johnson UD 10 (10) 2012-07-13 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Win 21–2 United States Byron Mitchell TKO 3 (10) 2012-03-16 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois Won vacant United States Boxing Organisation Light Heavyweight title.
Win 20–2 United States Phil Williams KO 3 (10) 2011-12-16 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Win 19–2 United States Jose Spearman TKO 2 (8) 2011-09-23 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Win 18–2 United States Anthony Russell KO 7 (8) 2011-05-20 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois Won vacant WBO NABO Light Heavyweight title.
Win 17–2 United States Ray Smith KO 4 (8) 2011-04-09 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Win 16–2 United States Adam Jaco TKO 5 (8) 2011-01-28 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Win 15–2 United States Anthony Doughty KO 1 (8) 2010-11-19 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Win 14–2 United States Roger Cantrell TKO 4 (10) 2010-11-19 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois Won vacant WBC Youth World Light Heavyweight title.
Win 13–2 Mexico Adan Leal TKO 4 (6) 2010-01-29 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
NC 1 NC United States Skyler Thompson NC 2 (8) 2009-06-26 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois For vacant WBF United States Super Middleweight title.
Win 12–2 United States Kendall Gould UD 6 (6) 2009-03-27 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Win 11–2 United States Terrence Wilson UD 6 (6) 2009-01-23 United States Cicero Stadium 1909 S. Laramie, Cicero, Illinois
Loss 10–2 United States Derrick Findley TKO 2 (8) 2008-07-11 United States Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois
Win 10–1 United States Manny Castillo DQ 2 (6) 2008-04-11 United States The Odeum, Villa Park, Illinois
Win 9–1 Puerto Rico Jorge Alberto Gonzalez MD 6 (6) 2008-02-15 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois
Win 8–1 United States Dave Saunders KO 1 (6) 2007-11-16 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois
Win 7–1 Dominican Republic Luis Hodge UD 4 (4) 2007-09-14 United States Congress Theatre 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Win 6–1 United States Joshua Rodriguez KO 3 (4) 2007-07-13 United States Congress Theater, Chicago, Illinois
Win 5–1 United States Justin Danforth UD 4 (4) 2007-04-13 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois
Loss 4–1 Colombia Eberto Medina UD 4 (4) 2006-12-01 United States Cicero Stadium 1909 S. Laramie, Cicero, Illinois
Win 4–0 United States Calvin Pitts TKO 2 (5) 2006-11-10 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois
Win 3–0 United States Johnny Higgins Jr UD 4 (4) 2006-10-20 United States Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois
Win 2–0 United States Gregory Walker UD 4 (4) 2006-06-23 United States The Odeum, Villa Park, Illinois
Win 1–0 Slovakia Miroslav Kubik MD 4 (4) 2006-06-03 Poland Hala Widowiskowo - Sportowa ul. Traugutta 1, Ostrołęka, Masovian Fonfara's professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamel, Larry (17 November 2012). "Andrzej Fonfara’s puzzling TKO victory pleases Pavilion crowd". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 

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