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.
Said Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions, “The 100 Club of Chicago does an excellent job in providing for families of those who have lost their lives in the service of others in Cook County and my partner Frank Mugnolo of Round 3 and I are honored to work with them on our upcoming event.”
“As Chicago natives, Frank and I are both very aware of the assistance they provide to families in need.”
Stated Joe Ahern, Executive Director of the 100 Club of Chicago, “We are grateful for this opportunity to partner with Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions and Frank Mugnolo and Round 3 for their “ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/CROSSROADS” event to bring awareness of the 100 Club to all of the many boxing fans in the Chicagoland area. Our organization, founded in 1966, provides for the surviving spouses and dependents of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook County who lose their lives in the line of duty.”
“To date we have served 244 families with more than $8.6 million, of which $4 million was devoted to educational assistance for the dependents. There are 41 children of these fallen first responders who will be eligible for assistance as they reach college age, so it is extremely important for our organization to continue to grow our membership and increase financial support.”
For more information on the 100 Club of Chicago, please visit their website at www.100ClubChicago.org. To purchase tickets through the 100 Club of Chicago, please contact the 8 Count Productions Office at 312-226-5800.
Presented by 8 Count Productions, Warriors Boxing, Round 3 and Blue Wave Boxing, “ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS /CROSSROADS”, is headlined by a ten round light heavyweight clash between former Chicago’s popular world ranked contender, “The Polish Prince”, Andrzej Fonfara and former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson.
The co-main event will feature a ten round welterweight battle between legendary two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Terrible” Castillo and longtime Chicago fan favorite Ivan “EL Marro” Popoca.
The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Harrison, at the corner of Harrison and Racine on the campus of University of Illinois-Chicago. Doors on the night of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 7:45pm.
ABOUT 8 COUNT PRODUCTIONS
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, www.8countproductions.com. Follow them on Twitter at 8_Count and Facebook at “8 Count Productions”.
ABOUT WARRIORS BOXING
Launched in 2003, Warriors Boxing operates under a simple philosophy-bring the best boxers in the world to fight fans, match them in competitive bouts, and in doing so help re-establish the sport of boxing for a new generation.
With a series of successful Pay-Per-View shows and packed houses to it’s credit, the Warriors business model is working wonders in a sport that was sorely in need of the innovation and energy that the company brings to the table.
When it comes down to it though, a promotional company is only as good as the fighters and fights it promotes. Warriors Boxing has delivered on all fronts, with outstanding bouts such as Lara-Molina, Cayo-Peterson, Abraham-Miranda I and II, Miranda-Pavlik, Miranda-Green, Ibragimov-Briggs, Ibragimov-Klitschko, Urango-Hatton, Urango-Bailey, Cayo-Maidana and Ibraginov-Holyfield.
For more information on Warriors Boxing, visit their website at www.WarriorsBoxing.com .