Club Owner, Professional Boxer
Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. Muhammad Ali.
Andrzej Fonfara was born in 1987 in Radom, Poland, currently residing in Chicago, Illinois.
His professional record as of March 30th 2013: won 21 (KO 12) + lost 2 (KO 1) + drawn 0 = 23
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 “CWKS 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 Pawel and Sebastian Skrzecz and with them he ended his amateur carrier.
His professional carrier had begun in 2006 in Ostroleka, Poland where he won by majority of points versus MiroslavKubik. After this fight he got a chance to train and fight inUS. From this point he resides with his family in Chicago and trains with Sam Collona (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.
So far he won 21 of which 11 by knockout and lost only 2.
Pro career of Andrzej Fonfara:
- 2012-03-16 174 3/4 Byron Mitchell, UIC Pavilion, Chicago, USA W TKO 3
- 2011-12-16 173 1/2 Phil Williams, UIC Pavilion, Chiago, USA W KO 3
- 2011-09-23 175 1/2, Jose Spearman UIC Pavilion, Chicago, USA W TKO 2
- 2011-05-20 175 Anthony Russell UIC Pavilion, Chicago, USA W KO 7WBO NABO light heavyweight title
- 2011-04-09 175 Ray Smith , Prudential Center Newark, USA WKO 4
- 2011-01-28 175 Adam Jaco UIC Pavilion, Chicago, USA W TKO 5
- 2010-11-19 175 Anthony Doughty UIC Pavilion, Chicago, USA W KO 1
- 2010-04-30 173 Roger Cantrell UIC Pavilion, Chicago, USA W TKO 4WBC Youth World light heavyweight title
- 2010-01-29 172 Adan Leal UIC Pavilion, Chicago, USA W TKO 4 6
- 2009-06-26 164½ Skyler Thompson UIC Pavilion, Chicago, USANC NC 2
- 2009-03-27 168 Kendall Gould UIC Pavilion, Chicago, USA W UD 6
- 2009-01-23 168 Terrence Wilson Cicero Stadium, Cicero, USA W UD 6
- 2008-07-11 159 Derrick Findley Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, USA L TKO 2
- 2008-04-11 158 Manny Castillo The Odeum, Villa Park, USA W DQ 2
- 2008-02-15 160 Jorge Alberto Gonzalez Cicero Stadium, Cicero, USA W MD 6
- 2007-11-16 155 Dave Saunders Cicero Stadium, Cicero, USA W KO 1
- 2007-09-14 153½ Luis Hodge Congress Theatre, Chicago, USA W UD 6
- 2007-07-13 153 Joshua Rodriguez Congress Theatre, Chicago, USA W KO 3
- 2007-04-13 148 Justin Danforth Cicero Stadium, Cicero, USA W UD 4
- 2006-12-01 146 Eberto Medina Cicero Stadium 1909 S. Laramie, Cicero,USA UD 5
- 2006-11-10 148 Calvin Pitts Cicero Stadium, Cicero, USA W TKO 2
- 2006-10-20 146 Johnny Higgins Jr Cicero Stadium, Cicero, USA W UD 4
- 2006-06-23 147 Gregory Walker The Odeum, Villa Park, USA W UD 4 4
- 2006-06-03 145¼ Miroslav Kubik Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa, Ostroleka, Poland W MD 4 4 Pro debut for Fonfara.
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