Archive for June, 2012
Chicago’s ’8 Count Productions’ Teams Up with ’100 Club’ for July 13th ESPN Friday Night Fights Show
CHICAGO, June 27, 2012 – Chicago based 8 Count Productions and Round 3 are proud to announce that they have partnered with the 100 Club of Chicago for their “ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/ CROSSROADS” professional boxing event set for Friday, July 13th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.
With a huge crowd expected, 8 Count Productions and Round 3 will be making a donation from the ticket proceeds to the 100 Club of Chicago, on behalf of families of Cook County’s fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics who lose their lives in the line of duty. (continue reading…)
By Dan Hanley
Marvin Johnson was a consummate blue-collar fighter. Exhibiting no airs about himself, no attempts at cuteness and lacking the fundamentals of cockiness, he walked to the ring with one aim in mind. To sling leather at his opponent until his foe dropped to his haunches. And with a patent disregard for today’s ‘win this time, look good next time’ approach, Marvin Johnson was one fighter who made it a point to leave nothing in the fuel tank for a safe journey home. (continue reading…)
NEW YORK – With all of the major world middleweight champions tied-up for the immediate future, America’s No. 1 160-pound boxer Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (27-0, 20 KOs) must remain patient, active and confident until he gets his impending title fight.
Quillin is coming off of a convincing 10-round unanimous decision win over four-time World Light Middleweight Champion Ronald “Winky” Wright (51-6-1, 25 KOs), whose other five career losses have all been to world champions, live on Showtime.
“I have ‘Winky’ Wright’s name on my record,” Quillin spoke about his most recent fight. “He was a great fighter who took the fight with me hoping to get lucky. I don’t believe in luck. What I learned was I need to keep working hard, stay dedicated to boxing and continue sacrificing, in order to win at this high level. It was a good experience for me.
PROVIDENCE - Healthy for the first time in his professional career, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada continues his march back to the top of the heavyweight division, headlining Friday night’s Big Six Entertainment-presented “Takeover” card, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.
The 31-year-old Estrada (18-4, 5 KOs), fighting out of Providence, faces 1992 Puerto Rican Olympian Alex Gonzales (20-6, 10 KOs) in the eight-round main event. One of the most decorated amateur boxers in United States history, Estrada is coming off of arguably his most impressive performance last March, a stunning second-round knockout of veteran Dominque Alexander. (continue reading…)
Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Cesar Vazquez Headlines Championship Fight Card on July 20 in Laughlin, Nevada at the Edgewater Casino Resort, Televised on ESPN2
LAUGHLIN, NV, June 25, 2012 — Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions, Ken Thompson/Thompson Boxing, JEG Boxing, ESPN & the Edgewater Casino Resort Presents a night of world class boxing on July 20th at The Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. The main event & co-main event will be televised live on ESPN’S Friday Night Fights on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN 3 at 9 p.m. ET.
In the ten round main event, former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos, 29-1 with 19 knockouts of Tijuana, Mexico will look to make it five straight wins when he takes on Cesar Vazquez, 25-0 with 16 knockouts of Mexicali, Mexico in a ten round Super Featherweight bout for the WBO Latino Junior Lightweight Championship. (continue reading…)