It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from Andrzej Fonfara.
Once within spitting distance of a second title shot, the Chicago-based Pole suffered one of 2016’s biggest upsets last June when Joe Smith Jr. defied twelve-to-one odds to knock him out in a single round. He had previously given Adonis Stevenson his toughest title defense, battered Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. into submission, and outslugged Nathan Cleverly to claw his way back into contention.
"I concentrated on my family, my wife and my son who was born in July. I’ve also moved to California to start training with Virgil Hunter. I’m concentrating on getting back to the top," Fonfara exclusively told World Boxing News when asked what he’s been up to since the summer.
"I’ve been working on my defense and legwork. Also strengthening my weaknesses and improving what’s already there."
"For now, I hope to be back in spring and look forward to fighting again," added Fonfara.
Fonfara (28-4, 16 KO) is currently ranked #8 by the WBC. I certainly wouldn’t object to seeing him back in action soon rather than later.