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Andrzej Fonfara brought a little something extra to the mound when he visited U.S. Cellular Field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for his home town Chicago White Sox Tuesday night. The IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion also carried a swagger and a challenge to White Sox slugger Adam Dunn.
Before making the opening toss, Fonfara, known as "Chicago's Polish Prince," called out the big first baseman — even though Fonfara will actually square off against former champ, Gabriel Campillo, at U.S. Cellular on August 16.
"If he wants to try sparring, why not?" Fonfara said. "We'll see what happens."
Dunn — who is 6-foot-6 and weighs in at 285 pounds — would have to drop a few pounds before facing the 6-foot-2, 175-pound Fonfara.
Dunn hasn't responded to Fonfara's challenge but, if he does, the Big Donkey might want to bring a bat.
IBO Light Heavyweight World Campion Andrzej Fonfara threw out his first pitch ever before tonight's game. https://t.co/HVbhb2cpJd
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 3, 2013
BEST OF MAXIM
THE WHITE SOX WIN A SERIES!!!! I take it back let’s be buyers at the deadline.
Ok that’s not right but hey 2 of 3 versus Baltimore is nice anyways.
Adam Dunn increased his potential trade value with a strong June and a walk off today, enjoy Hawk losing his mind.
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Thome joins Sox as special assistant
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 2, 2013
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Grab a drink and see you for the first pitch.
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Orioles - (ground out to pitcher)(flied out to left)(ground out to short)
Sox – De Aza(pop out to third), Ramirez(double), Rios(struck out), Dunn(popped out to left),
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