Tickets for August 16 boxing card at U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox, will go on sale Wednesday. This historic event marks the return of boxing to the South Side after more than 50 years. The ring will be set up behind home plate with the grandstand serving as a backdrop. The last Chicago baseball stadium professional boxing event took place on September 25, 1962 at the previous home of the Chicago White Sox, Comiskey Park. Headlined by the World Heavyweight Championship fight between champion Floyd Patterson and challenger Sonny Liston, over 260 million viewers worldwide watched ‘The Big Fight” in addition to a huge crowd in attendance.
Headlining the August 16 ESPN Friday Night Fights telecast will be the return of IBO light heavyweight world champion light heavyweight world champion Andrzej Fonfara battling former world champion Gabriel “EL Chico Guapo” Campillo in a scheduled twelve rounder. Also featured will be the “can’t miss” heavyweight rematch of Artur ‘The Pin” Szpilka and “Merciless” Mike Mollo, scheduled for ten rounds.
Tickets start at $32 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT through Ticketmaster, the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office and the 8 Count Productions Office 312-226-5800.