Report and photo: Przemek Garczarczyk
“Yes, I can confirm that Krzysztof Włodarczyk (48-2, 34 KO) will defend his World Boxing Council cruiserweight title on December 6, in downtown Chicago’s UIC Pavilion against WBC mandatory contender, Italy’s Giacobbe Fragomeni (31-3, 12 KO). We are finalizing US TV right as we speak,” said Andrzej Wasilewski, “Diablo’s” promoter from Ulrich KnockOut Promotions.
This will be the third confrontation between these fighters. In May of 2009 in Rome, Fragomeni was awarded a highly controversial draw, but almost exactly a year later in Łódź, Poland, Włodarczyk knocked him out in the eighth round of their rematch. Since draw against Fragomeni, Włodarczyk has won seven straight fights, most recently a spectacular KO win over Russia’s Beijing Olympic champion, previously undefeated Rakhim Chakhiev (16-1, 12 KO)