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Andrzej Fonfara in 2011
|Real name||Andrzej Fonfara|
|Rated at||Light Heavyweight|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
November 4, 1987 |
|Wins by KO||15|
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.
- 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
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
It was announced that Fonfara would fight Adonis Stevenson on May 24, 2014, in Montreal, Quebec.
Professional boxing record
|25 Wins (15 knockouts), 3 Losses, 0 Draw|
|Loss||25–3||Adonis Stevenson||UD||12 (12)||2014-05-24||Bell Centre, Montréal, Quebec||Lost WBC and The Ring Light Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||25–2||Samuel Miller||KO||2 (10)||2013-12-06||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||24–2||Gabriel Campillo||KO||9 (12)||2013-08-16||U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois||IBF Light Heavyweight Final Eliminator|
|Win||23–2||Tommy Karpency||TKO||7 (12)||2012-11-16||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois||Won vacant IBO Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||22–2||Glen Johnson||UD||10 (10)||2012-07-13||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||21–2||Byron Mitchell||TKO||3 (10)||2012-03-16||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois||Won vacant United States Boxing Organisation Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||20–2||Phil Williams||KO||3 (10)||2011-12-16||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||19–2||Jose Spearman||TKO||2 (8)||2011-09-23||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||18–2||Anthony Russell||KO||7 (8)||2011-05-20||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois||Won vacant WBO NABO Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||17–2||Ray Smith||KO||4 (8)||2011-04-09||Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey|
|Win||16–2||Adam Jaco||TKO||5 (8)||2011-01-28||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||15–2||Anthony Doughty||KO||1 (8)||2010-11-19||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||14–2||Roger Cantrell||TKO||4 (10)||2010-11-19||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois||Won vacant WBC Youth World Light Heavyweight title.|
|Win||13–2||Adan Leal||TKO||4 (6)||2010-01-29||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|NC||1 NC||Skyler Thompson||NC||2 (8)||2009-06-26||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois||For vacant WBF United States Super Middleweight title.|
|Win||12–2||Kendall Gould||UD||6 (6)||2009-03-27||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||11–2||Terrence Wilson||UD||6 (6)||2009-01-23||Cicero Stadium 1909 S. Laramie, Cicero, Illinois|
|Loss||10–2||Derrick Findley||TKO||2 (8)||2008-07-11||Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||10–1||Manny Castillo||DQ||2 (6)||2008-04-11||The Odeum, Villa Park, Illinois|
|Win||9–1||Jorge Alberto Gonzalez||MD||6 (6)||2008-02-15||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois|
|Win||8–1||Dave Saunders||KO||1 (6)||2007-11-16||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois|
|Win||7–1||Luis Hodge||UD||4 (4)||2007-09-14||Congress Theatre 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||6–1||Joshua Rodriguez||KO||3 (4)||2007-07-13||Congress Theater, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||5–1||Justin Danforth||UD||4 (4)||2007-04-13||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois|
|Loss||4–1||Eberto Medina||UD||4 (4)||2006-12-01||Cicero Stadium 1909 S. Laramie, Cicero, Illinois|
|Win||4–0||Calvin Pitts||TKO||2 (5)||2006-11-10||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois|
|Win||3–0||Johnny Higgins Jr||UD||4 (4)||2006-10-20||Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois|
|Win||2–0||Gregory Walker||UD||4 (4)||2006-06-23||The Odeum, Villa Park, Illinois|
|Win||1–0||Miroslav Kubik||MD||4 (4)||2006-06-03||Hala Widowiskowo - Sportowa ul. Traugutta 1, Ostrołęka, Masovian||Fonfara's professional debut|
- Hamel, Larry (17 November 2012). "Andrzej Fonfara’s puzzling TKO victory pleases Pavilion crowd". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 26 September 2014.