Former world light heavyweight title challenger Andrzej Fonfara has announced his retirement from the sport of boxing.
Fonfara made the announcement and stated that his retirement came down to his desire to compete as hard as he could no longer being there. Fonfara retires with a 30-5 pro record with 18 knockout wins.
Andrzej Fonfara ogłosił zakończenie kariery. Jesteśmy dumni, że mogliśmy uczestniczyć w jego zawodowej drodze. Niezapomniane chwile! Powodzenia, Bracie! ----#TeamFonfara #TylkoZwycięstwo pic.twitter.com/h8SQKHjDXb— Warsaw Sports Group (@WSG_agency) February 13, 2019
The 31-year-old Fonfara made his pro debut in 2006, winning 25 of his first 28 bouts with one of those fights being ruled a no contest. Fonfara challenged for the WBC light heavyweight title in 2014, but lost a unanimous decision to Adonis Stevenson.
After winning four of his next five fights, Fonfara challenged Stevenson once again for the WBC world title in 2017, but Stevenson stopped the Polish boxer in the second round to retain his title. Fonfara only fought once since losing to Stevenson a second time, a sixth-round TKO win over Ismayl Sillah in June 2018.
Although Fonfara was unsuccessful in winning a major world title, he did win the IBO light heavyweight title in 2012. Among the number of regional titles that Fonfara has won throughout his career, Fonfara captured the WBC International and WBO-NABO titles.
Fonfara has a 6-2 record against former world champions throughout his career and owns wins against notable boxers such as Glen Johnson, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Nathan Cleverly and Chad Dawson.