27 Facts About Andrzej Fonfara


Andrzej Fonfara was born on 4 November 1987 and is a Polish former professional boxer who competed from 2006 to 2018, and held the IBO light heavyweight title from 2012 to 2013.


Andrzej Fonfara challenged twice in his career for the WBC light heavyweight title, and once for The Ring light heavyweight belt.


Andrzej Fonfara was based in Chicago for most of his career.


Andrzej Fonfara fought 43 year old former world champion Glen Johnson on June 13,2012, at Chicago's UIC Pavilion.


Johnson had some success early landing with power shots and jabs when in range, but Andrzej Fonfara had the better stamina and speed and worked over Johnson, who was fading, for the final four rounds.


Andrzej Fonfara connected well from the distance with jabs, followed by right hands and only allowed Johnson a chance when he chose to fight in close.


In front of 4,224 on a Friday night, Andrzej Fonfara won the vacant IBO title after stopping Karpency in round 7.


Andrzej Fonfara started off well, until Karpency go in on the action through the middle rounds.


Andrzej Fonfara however, recovered very well, even dropping Stevenson in the ninth round.


CompuBox Stats showed over the 12 rounds, Stevenson landed 329 of 790 punches thrown and Andrzej Fonfara landed 217 of his 613 thrown.


Six months later in November 2014, Andrzej Fonfara made a comeback at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago against fringe contender Doudou Ngumbu.


Andrzej Fonfara went the 10 round distance, winning the fight on the scorecards.


On October 16,2015, Andrzej Fonfara fought former world champion Nathan Cleverly at UIC Pavilion in Chicago for the WBC International light heavyweight title.


Andrzej Fonfara outlasted Cleverly over 12 entertaining rounds to claim a victory by unanimous decision in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card.


Combined, Cleverly and Andrzej Fonfara set CompuBox records for the most combined punches thrown and landed in a light heavyweight fight, throwing 2,524 punches and landing 936, both CompuBox records.


Andrzej Fonfara set individual records for a light heavyweight by landing 474 punches and attempting 1,413.


The win ended Andrzej Fonfara's 15 fight undefeated streak at the UIC Pavilion.


Andrzej Fonfara was scheduled to fight in a 10-round fight against 34 year old, former world champion Chad Dawson, who last fought in April 2016 and having lost 3 of his last 6 fights.


Yvon Michel later told ESPN that the fight was official and take place in Canada, in the province of Quebec on June 3,2017 Andrzej Fonfara started the fight well in round 1, connecting with the jab.


Stevenson, who was patient with his left hand, eventually landed a left hook to the head of Andrzej Fonfara, dropping him to the canvas.


Andrzej Fonfara beat the count, but was on steady legs and when he got backed up to in the corner, the bell saved him from an onslaught.


Andrzej Fonfara survived, but even when he came back to the corner he wasn't all the way there.


Andrzej Fonfara defeated Sillakh via sixth-round technical knockout in a scheduled 10 round fight.


The ending came when Andrzej Fonfara unloaded with a flurry of shots that led referee Leszek Jankowiak to stop the fight.


On January 24,2019, PBC announced Andrzej Fonfara would fight Edwin Rodriguez on the Shawn Porter vs Yordenis Ugas undercard on March 9 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.


On February 13,2019, Andrzej Fonfara announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 31.


Andrzej Fonfara ended his 13 year professional career with 30 wins, 18 coming inside the distance and 5 losses.