Andrzej Fonfara scored the biggest win of his career when he scored a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Glen Johnson at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
It was a tough fight that saw Fonfara use his height most of the time to unleash combinations from distance. Johnson showed his championship mettle by working hard on the inside but it was clear the wars of the seventy fight career has slowed down the man known as “The Road Warrior”
Fonfara, 173 3/4 lbs of Chicago won by scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 97-93 and is now 22-2. Johnson, 173 3/4 lbs of Miami is now 51-17-2.
After the fight Johnson announced his retirement
Former world Lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo stopped Ivan Popoca after round eight of their scheduled ten round Welterweight bout due to a bad cut that covered the face of Popoca.
Castillo rocked Popoca in round one from big left hard. Castillo landed a huge left in round two that sent Popoca to the canvas. Popoca was cut in round three and the blood worsened throughout the fight. The ringside doctor checked the cut several times but deemed Popoca OK to continue on. Popoca showed a lot of heart as he would get in some shots from time to time but Castillo looked fresher then he has in years. The referee called a halt to the action after the eighth round after he told Popoca that he had little chance to win.
Castillo, 146 lbs of Mexicali, MX is now 64-11-1 with fifty-five knockouts. Popoca, 147 lbs of Chicago is 15-2-1.