Fonfara vs. Cleverly

By Boxing News on August 27, 2015
Fonfara vs. Cleverly
“Our fighting styles guarantee that everyone can expect fireworks on October 16th.”

Andrzej Fonfara meets Nathan Cleverly in Chicago, Illinois, for the WBC International light heavyweight title…

On Friday, October 16, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois, Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs), from Chicago, Illinois, by way of Warsaw, Poland, meets former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (29-2, 15 KOs), from Cefn Fforest, Wales, United Kingdom, for the WBC International light heavyweight title.

The fight will be presented by Premier Boxing Champions and televised live on Spike TV starting at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

“I’m excited to return to my hometown of Chicago against a world-class fighter like Nathan Cleverly,” said Fonfara. “This will be a tough fight for both of us. Cleverly is a solid fighter and it’s no fluke that he was a world champion and that he defended his belt so many times. Our fighting styles guarantee that everyone can expect fireworks on October 16th. I want this fight to be a quick stop on my way to a rematch with Adonis Stevenson.”

“This is a major platform for me to prove that I am more than capable of becoming world champion again,” Cleverly said. “If I beat Fonfara it’s a doorway fight to the world title and establishing myself as one of the best light heavyweights once again. Fonfara is a good fighter. He’s tall, has power and has moved up through the levels in his career. I am looking forward to coming over to Chicago and I am very confident that our styles will blend well for a really exciting fight.”

Fonfara has won 13 of his last 15 fights by knockout. In his last fight in April of this year, he forced Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to quit.

Cleverly has lost two of his last five fights, to Sergey Kovalev in 2013 and Tony Bellew the following year.

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  1. kb 10:44am, 08/29/2015

    The Pole will poleaxe the Brit

  2. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 07:41am, 08/27/2015

    Cleverly in tough here….still remember him being bullied around by Mohammedi who Kovalev obliterated….of course Kovalev did the same to Nathan.

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