"Polish Prince" Fonfara To Headline In ChiTown
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Tuesday, 30 August 2011 12:31|
CHICAGO, IL (August 29, 2011) Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, has announced details of WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 19, a sensational evening of world class professional boxing on Friday, September 23rd at the UIC Pavilion.
Advance tickets, priced at $36 for reserved floor seats and $31 for general admission can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, the UIC Pavilion Box Office, (phone 312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions Office (312-226-5800.)
In the main event, Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, will return to the UIC Pavilion battling in front of his huge legion of supporters from Chicago’s Polish Community.
The 23-year-old Fonfara, 18-2-1 (9KO’s), is riding a six bout winning streak, most recently stopping Anthony Russell in the seventh round on May 20th. His scheduled ten round bout against an opponent to be announced will see Fonfara defend his WBO NABO and WBC Youth light heavyweight titles.
In the co-main event, popular Chicago welterweight prospect Jaime “The Truth” Herrera will challenge battle-tested veteran Robert “The Wolf” Jones of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Herrera, 6-1-0 (4KO’s) comes off an outstanding third round knockout of Eric Draper on May 20th at the UIC Pavilion. Just 22 years old, Herrera is looking to stay busy in the second half of 2011 as he cements his position as among Chicago’s finest young prospects.
The upset minded Jones bring a record of 8-9-1 (3KO’s) into the scheduled six rounder. Last October brought the 33 year old his finest victory, a third round knockout of Pete Cantu at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
In a six round special feature attraction, hard-hitting Ukrainian middleweight prospect, Viktor Polyakov will return to the Chicago fight scene. A native of Yevpatoriaa, Ukraine, now living in Chicago, the undefeated Polyakov brings a record of 8-0-0 with six stoppages into battle against an opponent to be announced.
Returning to the ring for the first time since 2008, all but one of Polyakov’s victories have come in the Chicagoland area.
WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 19 will also see four of Chicago’s finest newcomers in separate four round bouts, super bantamweight Sergio Montes De Oca, 4-1-0 (1KO), super bantamweight Juan Carlos Fernandez, 1-0-1, super featherweight Jeremias Correa, 2-0-0 (1KO) and pro debuting cruiserweight Dimur Ortuz.
Rounding out the card, Tacoma, Washington prospect Mike Gavronski, 2-0-1 (2KO’s), will see action in a four round super middleweight bout.
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; super middleweight contender Donovan George, light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, junior welterweight prospects Ivan Popoca, Adrian Granados and Ramiro Carrillo along with welterweights Achour Esho and Jaime Herrera.
For more information on 8 Count Productions please visit their new website, www.8countproductions.com. Follow them on Twitter at 8_Count and Facebook at “8 Count Productions”.
Doors open at the UIC Pavilion at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine, just one block south of the Eisenhower Expressway. For further information, please visit their website at www.uicpavilion.com. The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.