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Prospect: Get 2 Know Andrzej Fonfara

Status: WBC Youth World Light Heavyweight champion.

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 175

DOB: November 4, 1987 In: Warsaw, Poland

Record: 14-2 (5 KO’s)

First Boxing Memory: “Small kids, start in small club in Warsaw, my brother (Mark) bring me there. I start boxing there, I have first test. After training – I’m very tired – I say, Mark, I don’t go never (again) to boxing training. But he say, No, you must go. I went again. Went again. And I’m still in boxing [smiles].”

Inspirations: “I want to be the world champion (of) some good federation. I’m training hard. I want to win good fights. Now I’m light heavyweight, but I think the top of my weight is cruiserweight.”

Nickname: “No. Just Andrew Fonfara.”

Hobbies/Interests: “I like soccer. And I like boxing.”

Last Book Read: “I don’t read books.”

Favorite Movie: “It’s 300.”

Favorite TV Show: “It’s Jerry Springer [smiles].”

Musical Tastes: “Every kind. (Name a name?) Frankie Polock.”

First Job: “Boxing.”

First Car: “Pontiac G6.”

Current Car: “Cadillac (gold).”

Favorite Meal: “Spaghetti.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Chocolate.”

Pre-Fight Feeling: “I be focused. I think about what I’m doing in the fight.”

Greatest Career Moment: “I win this belt (WBC Youth world title by TKO 4 Roger Cantrell in Chicago in Aril 2010). My belt, winning with boxing.”

Most Painful Moment: “I’m boxing with ESPN and lose with Derrick Findley in the second round. He punch me, left hook, right hook, I go down, stand up, he go at me and referee stop the fight.”

Funny Boxing Memory: “I have pro fight with a Mexican guy (Manny Castillo), he fouled me in head – elbow. And after, referee tell him, What are you doing here? And the guy say, What?! And he want to punch the referee [smiles]. And the referee disqualify him.”

Embarrassing Boxing Memory: “No.”

Favorite Boxers To Watch: “Tomasz Adamek is a very good fighter and very good guy. He’s Polish and I like his style. Pascal in the fight with Dawson. And Pacquiao too.”

Toughest Part Of Boxing: “I think it’s every day is hard. Every day training. It’s a hard sport.”

Describe Your Style: “Classic. Long jab, long right hand. I keep distance, move a lot. And I have good right hand and left hook. I’m always keeping long jab, long jab. This is key for fight.”

What do you need to improve: “I think I must start fight with little better opponents. I must start fights with better – If I win with better guy, I’m better too.”

Who was the first famous boxer you met: “Andrew Golota. When I was 17. He was the first top Polish fighter. I fight for my club in Poland, every fight I watch him. I want to be like him. I met him in Poland. He’s nice. We want to take a photo with him, he says, Okay, no problem. And after I come to Chicago and start professional boxing, and he help me a lot. He come into training. He help me a lot. I rent house with him.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “Good person.”

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