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‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ Explodes at Cicero Stadium Sat., April 14th!

by on Mar.29, 2012, under Boxing News

Get your tickets NOW!  Edner Cherry vs. J.C. Martinez in main; Russ vs. Miranda in co-main fight.

Granados added to undercard.


 CHICAGO – ”Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting” as Chicago’s 8 Count Productions has teamed with Warriors Boxing to present SOLO BOXEO TECATE, an evening of world class professional boxing set for Saturday, April 14th at Cicero Stadium in Cicero, Illinois.

 Advance tickets, priced at $30, $50, $75 and $100; for SOLO BOXEO TECATE can be purchased through the 8 Count Productions’ office by calling 312-226-5800. Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie; doors on the night of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm.

 Headlining SOLO BOXEO TECATE is a sensational ten round lightweight battle between former world title challenger Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry and returning Chicago fan favorite Juan Carlos “EL Pez” Martinez.

“It’s a terrific matchup. Both fighters have a wealth of experience facing and beating world ranked fighters and Cherry and Martinez are both looking to use this fight as a springboard to a world title shot,” said Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.

 A native of the Bahamas, now training in Chicago, the 29 year old Cherry, 29-6-2(16KO’s), returned to action on February 24th, a unanimous decision win over crafty, Puerto Rican southpaw Guillermo Sanchez at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

An eleven year pro, Cherry has faced numerous champions and world ranked contenders including Timothy Bradley, Paulie Malignaggi, Stevie Johnston, Jose Armando Santa Cruz, Daniel Alicea, Jaime Rangel, Wes Ferguson and Ricky Quiles.

The 30-year-old Martinez, 19-13-1 (7KO’s), is based in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, but has fought five times in front of a growing legion of fans in Chicago.

His career eight-year career includes wins over former world title challenger Bernabe Concepcion, world ranked contender Jose Hernandez of Chicago and two wins over then highly regarded prospect Jaime Sandoval. He has also battled current world champion Antonio DeMarco, former world champion Guty Espadas Jr., and top ten rated contenders Mikey Garcia, Eloy Perez and Juan Carlos Burgos.

In his last start in Chicago on September 26, 2009, Martinez outworked and pressured Windy City native Hernandez over ten rounds taking a wide ten round unanimous decision at the UIC Pavilion.

The co-main event at SOLO BOXEO TECATE features an eight round middleweight clash between undefeated 25-year-old prospect Lamar Russ of Hartford, Connecticut, and heavy-handed Columbian veteran Dionisio Miranda.

Russ kicked off his 2012 campaign with a dominant unanimous decision win over Roberto Yong on February 3rd in Las Vegas. In his only prior Chicago appearance, Russ won a six round over Elie Augustama on December 17, 2010 at the UIC Pavilion.

The 29 year old Miranda, sporting a record of 21-7-2 (18KO’s), holds career best wins over contenders Lajuan Simon and Sebastian Demers and has also battled Roman Karmazin, Giovanni Lorenzo and Peter Quillen over his ten years in the paid ranks.

In a special feature attraction at SOLO BOXEO LIVE, Chicago fan favorite Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados returns to the ring in a junior welterweight bout. The Cicero resident improved to 7-1-1 (3KO’s) with a dominant eight round unanimous win over Jaime Herrera on February 24th at the UIC Pavilion.

More information on Granados’ bout will be announced shortly.

Rounding out the undercard in separate bouts at SOLO BOXEO LIVE are undefeated Chicago based prospects; Puerto Rican welterweight Luis “Sito” Santiago, 4-0-0 (1KO), hard hitting cruiserweight Dimar Ortuz, 3-0-0 (3KO’s), super middleweight and former amateur standout Tracy Rollins, 2-0-0 (1KO), super featherweight Juan Bustamante, 3-0-0 (2KO’s) along with heavyweight Curtis Tate, 4-3-0 (4KO’s).

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, world ranked light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, former world title challenger Edner Cherry, middleweight prospect Viktor Polyakov, 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”.

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