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Boxing Thu Aug 15 2013

Friday Night's Alright for Fighting at Sox Park

fridaynightfights.jpgTurn back the clock this Friday, Aug. 16, to a time when Chicago used to be a hub for big-time boxing events, which even took place outdoors. Round 3 Productions, 8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing come together to put on ESPN Friday Night Fights, the first fight card at a Chicago ballpark in 50 years, since Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson at Comiskey Park in 1962.

ESPN will be on hand to televise the live event from U.S. Cellular Field, featuring local light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 13 KOs) taking on former world titleholder Gabriel Campillo (21-5-1, 8 KOs). The co-feature on the card pits a heavyweight rematch between Artur Szpillka (14-0, 11 KOs) and Mike Mollo (20-4-1, 12 KOs). Szpillka scored a sixth-round KO of Mollo last Feb. 1 at UIC Pavillion in what was an all-out brutal exchange of head and body shots.

The event kicks off at 6pm with tickets available through Ticketmaster. If you're looking for some actual hitting on the South Side this season, why not make it to a boxing event?

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