The headhunting began from the opening bell and didn’t stop for 36 minutes. In between, two 175-pound warriors engaged in an epic battle of wills, the turning point coming in a seventh round that could only be described as savage.
Records were broken and noses were broken, but Andrzej Fonfara’s and Nathan Cleverly’s will to win was shatterproof.
Of the five current or former world champions that Andrzej Fonfara has faced, he’s whipped four of them—and the only one who escaped defeat rose from the canvas to do so.
Adonis Stevenson can hear the whispers of his critics as though they were broadcast over a loudspeaker above his head. “People say I face bums,” says the 175-pound world champion. “But [Andrzej] Fonfara can fight and box.”
Frank Sinatra once crooned that Chicago was his kind of town. Well, if anyone concurs with the sentiments of the late Chairman of the Board, it’s Andrzej Fonfara—and not just because the the Polish native now resides in the Windy City.