By Craig Miller-
(CBS) Kelly Kraft is the CEO of the Illinois Sports Facility Authority. She joined me to talk about “The Big Fight 2” at U.S. Cellular Field, August 16, 2013.
For the first time in over fifty years, boxing will return to the ballpark in Chicago as U.S. Cellular Field and the Illinois Sports Facility Authority host several bouts this summer.
Chicago’s Polish Prince, Andrzej Fonfara will defend his IBO Light Heavyweight World Title against Gabriel Campillo of Madrid, Spain in the main event. Co-headlining the card, Oak Lawn’s Mike Mollo will clash with Poland’s Artur Szpilka in a rematch of their sensational heavyweight battle from February 1 at the UIC Pavilion.
The last professional boxing event held in a baseball stadium took place on September 25, 1962, “The Big Fight 1”, featuring the heavyweight world title bout between Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson at Comiskey Park—seen by over 260 million people around the world on closed circuit TV.
Tickets are available through Ticket Master. Prices start at $32.00 plus all applicable fees and taxes.
The event is presented by ISFA, Round 3 Productions, 8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing.
In addition to acting as a producer for The Mully and Hanley Show, heard Monday-Friday from 5am-9am on 670 The Score, Craig covers boxing for 670TheScore.com/boxing. Follow Craig on Twitter @CraigMiller670