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Ticket Alert: Donovan George Headlines Windy City Fight Night 16 Friday, April 1, at the UIC Pavilion

by on Feb.23, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Adrian Granados, Ramiro Carrillo, Genaro Mendez, Ramon Valenzuela and Joe Linenfelser on Huge Undercard

CHICAGO, IL, February 23, 2011 — Chicago’s finest in professional boxing will once again be on display on Friday, April 1st at the UIC Pavilion as 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, presents WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 16, a sensational evening headlined by the highly anticipated return of super middleweight contender and longtime local fan favorite, Donovan ‘DA BOMB’ George.

Tickets for WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 16, starting at $31 can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster, (, the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and 8 Count Productions (312-226-5800). (Tickets purchased for the originally announced date of March 18th can be used for the new date with no exchange necessary.)

The 26 year old George, 21-1-1 (18KO’s), is coming off a brutal first round knockout of Cornelius White on February 11th in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Dropping White three times before the bout was waved off, George celebrated with his trademark victory back flip on the ShoBox broadcast.

In his last Chicago battle, George fought to a spectacular eight round decision win over Osumanu Adama on April 30, 2010 at the UIC Pavilion in a bout also broadcast on ShoBox.

“Donovan looked fantastic stopping Cornelius White on ShoBox and we’re thrilled to bring him back to the UIC Pavilion on April 1st. He’s always been very popular in Chicago and we’re expecting a packed house for his return,” said Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.

Donovan George’s bout is presented in association with Warriors Boxing. George is managed by Cestus Management (

The action packed undercard at WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 16 also includes all-action attraction Adrian ‘EL TIGRE’ Granados, 5-0-0 (3KO’s) and cross-town rival Ramiro ‘EL LOBITO’ Carrillo, 4-0-0 (2KO’s) in separate bouts.

“Granados and Carrillo are on a true collision course. This is the first time they’ve fought on the same card, they both bring huge followings so it will give fans an opportunity to truly gauge where each is at. They fought numerous times as amateurs and we’re hoping to match them as professionals in the near future,” said Pesoli.

Rounding out the undercard are undefeated Chicago prospects junior welterweight Genaro Mendez, 3-0-1 (2KO’s) and middleweight Ramon Valenzuela, 3-0-0 (1KO), along with Rockford’s ‘BAZOOKA’ Joe Linenfelser, 8-1-1 (6KO’s) in separate bouts.

More information on this exciting card will be announced shortly.

Doors on the evening of the event will open 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.

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, Adrian Granados and Ramiro Carrillo, welterweights Achour Esho and Jaime Herrera and junior middleweight Luciano Perez.

For more information on 8 Count Productions please visit

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