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Windy City Fight Night 20 Serves Up a Fast-Paced Night of Action

by on Dec.17, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Knockouts the Theme of the Evening; Middleweight War Thrills Fans

Viktor Polyakov (L) breaks down Foster Nkodo's guard

Viktor Polyakov (L) breaks down Foster Nkodo's guard

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CHICAGO, IL, December 16, 2011 — In the final card of the year, 8 Count Productions continued its tradition of introducing promising fighters to Chicago fight fans, featuring a number of prospects and the pro debut of 2011 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion Paul Littleton. The event was packed with explosive action, with the young boxers seeming to vie for who could achieve the quickest knockout. Andrzej Fonfara gave his fans what they were shouting for, and middleweights Viktor Polyakov and Foster Nkodo showed the grit that brought them to a showdown of undefeated prospects.

Curtis Tate (L) tries to avoid a charge from Edward Gauch

Curtis Tate (L) tries to avoid a charge from Edward Gauch

The first fight of the evening featured Oakland, Tennessee’s Curtis Lee Tate (252 lbs.,3-3, 3 KO’s) against Hannibal, Missouri’s Lance Edward Gauch (280 lbs., 3-4, 3KO’s) in a four-round heavyweight bout that promised not to go the distance, given the knockout records of the participants. The first round started slow, with Tate finding his range with a jab. When Gauch started countering with uppercuts, the fighters switched to some inside fighting. Tate seemed to have the sharper punches at the outset, but Gauch began looking for and finding targets, especially for his heavy right hand. Near the end of the round, Gauch’s punches began to take their toll, though Tate rallied at the end. (continue reading…)

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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. (continue reading…)

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Adrian Granados and Frankie Gomez Thrill Fans in Main Event of Solo Boxeo Tecate: Windy City Fight Night 18 at UIC Pavilion on August 26

by on Aug.27, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Explosive Undercard Gives Local Prospects a Chance to Shine

Adrian Granados (L) and Frankie Gomez battle over eight rounds

Adrian Granados (L) and Frankie Gomez battle over eight rounds

By Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray

CHICAGO, IL, August 26, 2011 – Golden Boy Promotions teamed with Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions and Solo Boxeo Tecate to bring a rousing five bout card to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago (with portions broadcast live on Telefutura), showcasing some of Chicago’s most promising prospects against other young fighters looking to dash their hopes. Both Adrian Granados and Frankie Gomez found themselves facing perhaps the sternest tests of their young careers when they went to war over eight rounds. Granados, who recently impressed local fans by replacing an injured David Estrada on short notice and looking impressive in earning a draw against the far more experienced Lanardo Tyner took unbeaten 19-year-old East LA native Gomez into deep waters, never backing down from the knockout artist who could not get the finish he was looking for, though he got the judges’ nod. On the undercard, Daniel Sotelo scored an impressive knockout in his debut, Omar Figueroa continued his winning streak with a second round stoppage, Luis Santiago won a decisive victory over the limited but durable Clifford McPherson, and Juan Bustamente, though he put together some impressive combinations, deserved a better opponent.

Daniel Sotelo (L) stops Ronnie Fuentez

Daniel Sotelo (L) stops Ronnie Fuentez

In the first bout of the evening, Chicago welterweight Daniel Sotelo (143 lbs.) made his professional debut against Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Ronnie Fuentez (now 0-2, 144 lbs.).  The Wisconsin native looked tense but determined, and came out swinging. Sotelo took a few shots to the body and head but kept his composure as he started timing his opponent’s wide, looping punches. Tightening his guard, Sotelo covered well and countered with straight shots to the head and body. A hard cross at the top of the second minute drove Fuentez back towards the corner where he took a volley of straight punches to the head and body. As Fuentez tried to cover, Sotelo raked his body with a hook behind the elbow. A clearly frustrated Fuentez crumpled to his knees and could not recover enough beat the count, forcing the referee to stop the bout at 1:20 of the first round, and giving Sotelo his first professional win and knockout. (continue reading…)

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