Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Andrzej Fonfara Looks For Bigger Things With Williams KO

By Joe Harrison

It was a night filled with knockouts at Windy City Fight Night 20 as WBO NABO light heavyweight champion Andrzej Fonfara (20-2, 11 KOs) knocked out Phil Williams (11-5-1, 10 KOs) in the third round at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.

During the opening round, 6’2 tall Fonfara used his long reach to keep his shorter opponent at bay. As the fight progressed, Williams attacked the body of Fonfara, and clinched more frequently in an effort to avoid Fonfara’s attack.

Fonfara came out swinging in the third round, looking to put Williams away. Suddenly, a strong right hand struck the head of Williams followed by a left hook. Williams was down and out of the count. The victory marked the eighth consecutive knockout win for Fonfara.

In heavyweight action, Lance Gauch (3-4, 3 KOs) scored a third-round TKO over Curtis Tate (3-3. 3 KOs). Both boxers were swinging with power from the start, but it was Gauch who was finding the openings.

Gauch continued to land his punches until the third, when he landed a right uppercut followed by a left-right combo, forcing Tate to take a knee as his mouthpiece dropped. Referee Pete Podgorski halted the bout at the official time of 1:28.

Also on the card, super middleweight Mike Gavronski (5-0-1, 4 KOs) earned a second-round TKO over Cesar Martinez (1-4-1). Martinez was wobbled by an uppercut as Gavronski followed up with a series of left and right hooks. Martinez went down, and referee Gerald Scott deemed him unable to continue. The end came at 2:15.

In addition, cruiserweight Dimar Ortuz (2-0, 2 KOs) dominated Joe Hancock (0-2) inside of one round. From the opening bell, Ortuz went on the attack as Hancock retreated and clinched in order to survive. Ortuz continued his pursuit as he landed uppercuts and hooks until referee Pete Podgorski called a halt to the contest. The time of stoppage was 1:49.

Plus, super middleweight Paul Littleton (1-0, 1 KO) earned a second-round TKO over Jose Laguer at the time of 0:01. Littleton was declared the winner when Laguer could not continue after one round.

Welterweight Daniel Sotelo (2-0, 2 KOs) dropped Tony Dunaski (0-2) three times with body punches to earn a first-round TKO. The end came at 1:37.

Welterweight Luis Santiago (3-0, 1 KO) defeated Davis Laque (2-8-1, 2 KOs) by a unanimous decision. All three judges had scores of 40-36.

Middleweight Victor Polyakov (10-0, 6 KOs) won by a unanimous decision over Foster Nkodo (6-1, 1 KO). The scores read 60-54, and 59-55 twice.

Tags: Andrzej Fonfara image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chiguy91 on 12-17-2011

i was there, williams was hunched over and fonfara's straight right scraped the back of williams' head kind of followed by the hook afterwards. fonfara was pretty much dominating though. i honestly can't imagine him fighting cleverly next though, he'd…

Comment by The Hammer on 12-17-2011

Fonfara has improved after a couple of early losses when he was very young. He's still just age 24.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Rafael Marquez Inspires Many at Mahanaim Rehabilitation Center How in The World Did McGregor Become Biggest Star In Boxing? Francisco Ruiz, Unbeaten Prospect, Passes Away After KO Loss Sergey Kuzmin Aims To Be Mandatory To Joshua, Parker, Wilder Bivol: Barrera is a Tough Test For Me, 90% That He Beats Valera Rey Vargas, Nacho Beristain Likely To Part Ways After Next Bout Hearn To Parker: Joshua Has Glass Jaw? Then Jump on This Fight! Salido: I'd Fight Lomachenko Again, My Fight on 12/9 is Better! Amir Khan Still Screaming, But Finding Success on 'I'm a Celeb' Kovalev: I'm Much Stronger Than I Was in My Last Three Fights Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jason Sosa - Ready For War in NYC Photos: Sullivan Barrera, Felix Valera - On Weight For Showdown Photos: Kovalev, Shabranskyy - Ready For WBO Title Battle Gradovich With Eye Issues, Withdraws From IBF Eliminator Eddie Hearn Speaks With Tyson Fury, Offers To Guide Career HBO's Peter Nelson: We Have All-Action Fights on This Network Jeff Horn vs. Gary Corcoran Lands on BoxNation LIVE STREAM: Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy Weigh-in From New York Daniel Gonzalez: I'll Give it Everything To Reach Goal of World Title Shabranskyy's Coach is Expecting a 'Fight' With Kovalev Hearn: Anthony Joshua Wants To Do a Job on Joseph Parker News: Tramaine Williams, Sunny Edwards, Rivera Boxing, More Alexander Ustinov vs Manuel Charr Lands on BoxNation Felix Valera, Trainer: Barrera is a Better Fighter Than Kovalev Austin Trout Eyes Return in Early 2018, With "True 154 Pounder" Barrera: Shabranskyy Hits Hard, Definitely Can Beat Kovalev Saunders: Jacobs Praised For 'Brilliant Loss' - You Lost, Got Beat! Carl Frampton: I'm Ready For World Title Fight if it Comes Next Atif Shafiq Assesses Bramall Lane Victory, Plans For 2018 Joshua: Fury Boxed and Ran With Klitschko - I Don't Respect That! Brook Willing To Eat a Kangaroo Testicle To Secure Amir Khan British Board Confirm Tyson Fury's UKAD Hearing For December Jason Sosa Seeks Own Impressive Comeback on Kovalev Card Bob Arum To Hearn: 65-35 is More Than Fair For Joshua-Parker Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui Rematch in Play For January 27 Khan is Reportedly Highest Paid Contestant Ever on "I'm a Celeb" Duva: Kovalev Looks Better Physically, Happier, With New Coach Photos: Orlando Salido Putting in Work For Roman Clash WBC Prez: GGG Conquered The Hearts of Mexico, I Was Humbled Joshua Promoter: Our Offer is 'Five Times' Parker's Biggest Purse
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement