Andrzej Fonfara Confirms Allegiance to 8 Count Productions

Despite rumors and innuendo to the contrary, Chicago-based promoter Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions and IBF #1, WBO #2 and WBC #7-ranked light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara have no other intentions than to continue working together.

“I am with Dominic Pesoli and 8 Count Productions. I have always been with 8 Count Productions and I will continue with them for the foreseeable future,” said Fonfara.

Echoed Pesoli, “Andrzej and I have been together a long time and we are excited to be headed to his first world title fight as a team.”

Responding to a fringe group claiming a promotional allegiance with Fonfara, the 25-year-old “Polish Prince” is clear: “Disregard any announcements you may read from anyone other than Dominic Pesoli and his group. They are false.”

Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs) is a native of Warsaw, Poland, and a longtime Chicago fan favorite. He is currently riding a 15-bout unbeaten streak including victories over former world champions Gabriel Campillo and Glen Johnson.

“I have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with my team, including Dominic Pesoli as my promoter and that is who will stay as we make our final push to the world championship.”

Pesoli went on to say; “promoting Andrzej into the star he has become has been one of my most enjoyable accomplishments as a promoter. I can’t wait to celebrate with him after each future triumph.”

Granados Sparring Broner in Preparation for Dec. 6th Return

preparation for his next thrill-a-minute ring appearance, all-action junior welterweight contender Adrian “El Tigre” Granados is in Cincinnati, sparring with WBA World Welterweight Champion Adrien Broner.

Granados will be back on Friday, December 6, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on the undercard of Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Warriors Boxing and 8 Count Promotions’ world-class professional boxing event entitled “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3”.

Granados says he’s enjoying the fresh perspective he’s getting from training with Broner at The Punch House in Cincinnati,who is himself preparing for a fight against Marcos Maidana on December 14.

“It’s going great and I’m very happy to be here. I’m learning to deal with a different style and learning a different way of training. They do a lot of nonstop stuff. For instance, whenever we’re going to spar four rounds, we go 12 minutes straight. That’s pretty cool. It’s a marathon. All in all, just being in the ring with a world champion is a great learning experience.”

24-year-old Granados was last seen in August on Friday Night Fights in a heart-stopping knockdown fest against Mark Salser, which he eventually won by TKO 6.

“I’m definitely holding my own in every sparring session,” continued Granados. “I’ve worked with other world champs, David Diaz, Devon Alexander and Juan Manuel Marquez and I’ve held my own with each one of them. I feel I belong here.”

Granados’ opponent will be announced shortly.

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).

Andrzej Fonfara vs. Gabriel Campillo For IBF World Title Eliminator Aug. 16

The highly anticipated light heavyweight clash between “Chicago’s Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara and former world champion Gabriel “El Chico Guapo” Campillo set for Friday, August 16 has now been declared an International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Title Eliminator. The winner will be ranked #1 by the sanctioning body.

The Fonfara/Campillo 12-round clash headlines “THE BIG FIGHT 2, ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD,” the first outdoor professional boxing card in over fifty years in the Windy City.

“We’re very happy the I.B.F. has declared the Fonfara/Campillo bout an official world title eliminator,” said Frank Mugnolo, President of Round 3 Productions.

“There has been a sensational amount of interest in this unique boxing event at U.S. Cellular Field and the declaration from the I.B.F. adds another layer of intrigue. Every fighter wants to compete for a world title.”

Continued Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, “It’s been an honor to have promoted Andrzej since he turned professional and we’re thrilled to provide him with this opportunity towards a world title.”

The Fonfara/Campillo bout is presented in association with Sampson Boxing.

“THE BIG FIGHT 2, ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD” is presented by Round 3 Productions, 8 Count Productions, Warriors Boxing and Ulrich Knockout Promotions along with the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

The historic boxing event is headlined by a 12-round light heavyweight clash between “Chicago’s Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara and former world champion Gabriel “EL Chico Guapo” Campillo.

Also featured will be the “Can’t Miss” heavyweight rematch of Artur “The Pin” Szpilka of Wieliczka, Poland and Chicago’s “Merciless” Mike Mollo, scheduled for ten rounds.

In a special attraction televised bout, Chicago’s Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados will face off against undefeated Mansfield, Ohio’s Mark Salser for the IBA Junior Welterweight Title over eight scheduled rounds.

Additional undercard bouts will be annouSznced shortly.