Andrzej Fonfara, 23-2-(13). Was judges a seventh round tko winner at the at the UIC Pavilion in downtown Chicago on Friday after Tommy Karpency, 21-4-(14), injured his shoulder and was forced to retire.
Fonfara floored Karpency twice in the first round. Karpency fought back but Fonfara got the job done in the end, albeit by injury to win the vacant IBO light heavyweight title.
It was later reported that Karpency may have broken his right hand, though this is not confirmed.
November 17, 2012