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Sensational Undercard Featured at Windy City Fight Night 20 this Friday Night at the UIC Pavilion

by on Dec.15, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

121611poster1CHICAGO, IL, December 14-, 2011 — 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, has put together a sensational six bout undercard for Windy City Fight Night 20 set for this Friday, December 16th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

“Our goal is to keep the fans fully entertained the entire evening. Many are coming for the main event to see Andrzej Fonfara but we’ve put together an exciting undercard card full of terrific fights,” said Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.

“Boxing fans are always asking me who the next hot prospect is in Chicago, they’ll have a great opportunity this Friday to see quite a few.”

Kicking off the undercard is a four round welterweight clash between Puerto Rican Luis Santiago of Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood and Bloomington, Minnesota native David Laque.

The 26-year-old Santiago, sporting a record of 3-0-0 (1KO), has impressed boxing fans at the UIC Pavilion, winning all three of his bouts at the venue in spectacular fashion.  Laque, 2-8-1 (2KO’s), is a hard-nosed veteran who has gone the distance with Chicago based prospects Antonio Avila and Bobby Jaskierny.

In the super middleweight division, recent Chicago transplant Mike Gavronski will clash with South Bend, Indiana’s Cesar Martinez in a scheduled four round bout.

The 25-year-old Gavronski, a native of Tacoma, Washington, has built an undefeated record of 4-0-1 (3KO’s), since turning professional in 2010. Making his Chicago debut on September 23rd in Chicago, Gavronski dominated Gerald Taylor over four rounds enroute to a four round shutout decision win.

The upset minded Martinez, 1-3-1, returns to the UIC Pavilion following his terrific battle with undefeated Chicago prospect Ninos Abraham on May 20th, which resulted in a split decision draw.

Chicago based cruiserweight strongman Dimar Ortuz will return to the 8 Count Productions ring on December 16th against fellow newcomer Joe Hancock.

Ortuz brought a large and vocal crowd of supporters to his pro debut on September 23rd, a second round stoppage of Covon Graham at the UIC Pavilion. Fighting out of Tipton, Missouri, Hancock is 0-1-0.

Junior welterweight prospects will square off at Windy City Fight Night 20 as Daniel Sotelo, fighting out of Highland Park, Illinois clashes with Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Troy Dunaski.

Sotelo thrilled the crowd at the UIC Pavilion in his pro debut on August 26th with a stunning first round knockout of Ronnie Fuentez.

Dunaski will be looking for his first win having dropped his pro debut to Dustin Mason on October 22nd.

In a four round super middleweight bout, 2011 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion Paul Littleton will make his highly anticipated pro debut against Lakeland, Florida native Jose Laguer, 0-2-0.

Rounding out the undercard, heavyweights will see action with Oakland, Tennessee’s Curtis Tate battling Lance Gauch of Hannibal, Missouri, in a scheduled four rounder.

The 27-year-old Tate makes his Chicago debut with a record of 3-2-0 with three knockouts while the 22-year-old Gauch stands at 2-4-0 (2KO’s).

In the main event at WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 20, Chicago’s “Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara will battle Phil “The Drill” Williams in a ten round light heavyweight battle while the co-main features undefeated middleweights Victor Polyakov of the Ukraine and Cameroon’s Foster Nkodu, both of whom now reside in Chicago.

Advance tickets priced at $76, $51, $36 and $31 can be purchased through Ticketmaster (, the UIC Pavilion Boxing Office (312-413-5740) or the 8 Count Productions Office (312-226-5800).  Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm.

8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland.

Fighters currently under the 8 Count Productions banner include: super middleweight contender Donovan George, light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, junior welterweight prospects Ivan Popoca and Adrian Granados along with welterweights Achour Esho and Jaime Herrera. 

For more information on 8 Count Productions please visit their new website, Follow them on Twitter at 8_Count and Facebook at “8 Count Productions”.

Doors open at the UIC Pavilion at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine, just one block south of the Eisenhower Expressway. For further information, please visit their website at The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.

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