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Andrzej Fonfara vs. Gabriel Campillo Now IBF World Title Eliminator on August 16th
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 announced shortly.
The last professional outdoor boxing event held in Chicago took place over 50 years ago. “THE BIG FIGHT” was held at Comiskey Park on SEPTEMBER 25, 1962 and was headlined by the Heavyweight World Championship between Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson.
U.S. Cellular Field is located at 333 W. 35th Street, one block west of the Dan Ryan Expressway. For this memorable evening the ring will be set up just behind home plate with the grandstand serving as the backdrop. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:00 p.m. CT with the first at 7:00 p.m. CT.
Advance tickets starting at $32 are on sale now through Ticketmaster (www.Ticketmaster.com, phone, 1-800-745-3000) and through The Chicago White Sox(www.whitesox.com)in addition to the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office.
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