Andrzej Fonfara wins a bruising toe-to-toe action-packed 12-round unanimous decision against Nathan Cleverly on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion, Chicago on PBC on Spike TV.
From the opening round, Fonfara and Cleverly engaged in a phone booth battle that lasted till the final bell of their light heavyweight clash. Fonfara (28-3, 16 KOs) got the better of it as he’s the one who fought a little bit more technical than the simply come forward style of the Wales fighter. He was able to finished the fight stronger and Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) looked weary in the championship round.
I think, that was the result of a broken nose. The ringside doctor checked Clev’s nose before the championship round to make sure he was okay.
Cleverly was enjoying the fight especially in the middle rounds. He would ask for more even if the bell already sounded. The referee would guide him back to his corner for the one-minute break. But that Cleverly act didn’t continue in the next last three rounds as Fonfara was able to land more and more shots to the head. Cleverly would walked straight to his corner this time. It seemed he had enough. Fonfara on the other hand was still fresh going into the championship. He finished strong especially in the last 10 seconds wherein he unleashed flurry of punches that have no answer, and sent Clev to the corner.
It was a fan-friendly fight that you can’t watch every Saturday night on free TV. Awesome matchmaking this time from PBC
The official scores were: 115-113, 116-112 and 116-112 all for Fonfara for the unanimous.