Nathan Cleverly will face Andrzej Fonfara at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday October 16, live on Sky Sports in the UK and Spike in the US.
Cleverly is back up at Light Heavyweight having faced bitter foe Tony Bellew at Cruiserweight in November, and the Welshman is looking to rule the World for a second time in the division in his third fight on US soil.
Standing in his way of making inroads in the 175lbs division once more is Polish-born Chicago fan-favourite Fonfara, who fights at UIC Pavilion for the 14th time in his career and is fresh off a stunning performance against former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in April of this year.
With Cleverly’s status as a former World ruler and Fonfara’s stock rising with his impressive performance against Chavez, both men will be gunning for a World title shot if they land the win.
“This is a major platform for me to prove that I am more than capable of becoming World Champion again,” said Cleverly. “If I beat Fonfara it’s a doorway fight to the world title and establishing myself as one of the best light heavyweights once again. Fonfara is a good fighter. He’s tall, has power and has moved up through the levels in his career. I am looking forward to coming over to Chicago and I am very confident that our styles will blend well for a really exciting fight.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing in association with Matchroom Promotions, are priced at $151, $101, $51, $41 and $31, not including applicable service charges, and are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or UIC Pavilion Box Office at (312) 413-5740. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the UIC Pavilion Box Office (Thursday or Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).