RING-rated light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara spoke to the boxing media following his sensational performance against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who he dropped and stopped after nine rounds on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s career, along with any goodwill fans still had for him, took a major hit on Saturday against Andrzej Fonfara, but the writing was on the wall long ago.
After both top-10 contenders weighed in at 171.5 pounds for tonight’s Showtime-televised fight, former light heavyweight title challenger Andrzej Fonfara told RingTV’s Dominic Verdin that he’s ready to upset the plans of former middleweight beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. spoke to RingTV about his April 18 fight against light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara and what might be next (such as a super middleweight showdown with Carl Froch). Trainer Joe Goossen talked about Chavez Jr.’s preparation and unique fighting style.
Unbeaten junior welterweight contender Amir Imam will aim to move one step closer to a world title opportunity when he faces Nicaraguan puncher Walter Castillo in a 10-round bout, scheduled to take place as co-feature to the light heavyweight clash between Julio Cesar Chavez and Andrzej Fonfara, on April 18, in California.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andrzej Fonfara believe they’ve picked the perfect opponent to make for an explosive light heavyweight match. The two tough and aggressive boxers fight on Showtime on April 18 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
If the April 18 fight between Andrzej Fonfara and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., which both sides have agreed to, is allowed to happen, the Polish 175-pound contender says fans can expect a war. “He has his Mexican style and I have my Polish style,” he said. “I don’t think this fight will end in a decision.”
A deal has been reached for light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara to face former middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on April 18 at an undisclosed weight and at a site to be determined. However, Bob Arum, Chavez’s promoter in arbitration, says the Mexican star owes him one more fight
Heavyweight Artur Szpilka is the latest boxer to be signed by Al Haymon and will be trained by Ronnie Shields, according to promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing.
Though Adonis Stevenson’s recent stoppage of Dmitry Sukhotsky was seen as easy work, the RING light heavyweight champion’s promoter still sees “Superman” as superior.
Action pics from Chicago for bantamweights Tomoki Kameda vs. Alejandro Hernandez; light heavyweights Andrzej Fonfara vs. Doudou Ngumbu; and bantamweights Koki Kameda vs. Omar Salado. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara won a hard-fought decision over game Doudou Ngumbu in the main event of a Showtime tripleheader on Saturday at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara won the entertaining 10 rounder by scores of 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.
Fighters always say they aren’t looking past the next guy, but Andrzej Fonfara sees his upcoming bout against Doudou Ngumbu as a stepping-stone to a rematch with RING/WBC light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson, who defeated Fonfara by a unanimous decision in May.
Andrzej Fonfara lost a unanimous decision to light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson in May but gave a spirited effort and hopes to get a rematch. However, first he has to take on Doudou Ngumbu in Chicago on Saturday. Fonfara shared his thoughts on his Ngumbu and the 175-pound division with RingTV.com.
Former light heavyweight title challenger Andrzej Fonfara hopes a win over Doudou Ngumbu on Nov. 1 will pave the way to a rematch against RING champion Adonis Stevenson.