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Andrzej Fonfara Dominates, Retires Glen Johnson

by on Jul.14, 2012, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside

Photos coutesy of Tom Barnes (

Fonfara (right) bounces a left off Johnson's head (photo by Tom Barnes)

Fonfara (right) bounces a left off Johnson's head (photo by Tom Barnes)

CHICAGO, July 13, 2012 – The last time Andrzej Fonfara fought on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, he was stopped inside two rounds. That was four years and two days ago, to be precise, at the Aragon Ballroom, and his opponent was Derrick Findley, a squat and muscular, hard-slugging brawler.

Six foot-two and 160 lbs. back then, Fonfara looked like a spindly fawn trying to fend off a hungry bulldog with quick, sharp pokes from its left forepaw. He was surprisingly effective until the roof crashed down on him in the second. (continue reading…)

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Chicago’s ’8 Count Productions’ Teams Up with ’100 Club’ for July 13th ESPN Friday Night Fights Show

by on Jun.27, 2012, under Boxing News


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. (continue reading…)

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Open Workout Today at Noon in Chi-Town!

by on Jun.05, 2012, under Boxing News

 Crossroads/ESPN Friday Night Fights presesnts Chicago public media workout at 8 Count Boxing Gym on Tuesday, June 5th at noon


WHO: World Ranked Light Hvwt Andrzej Fonfara, 21-2-0 (12KO’s)

Welterweight Prospect Ivan Popoca, 15-1-1 (10KO’s)

Dominic Pesoli, President/8 Count Productions

Frank Muggs/Round 3 (continue reading…)

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Edner Cherry: From Orange Groves to TV Lights

by on Feb.18, 2012, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

By Juan C. Ayllon

Photo courtesy of Team Cherry

Photo courtesy of Team Cherry

CHICAGO, February 18, 2012 – There is something to be said for hard physical labor. It toughens a person, inside and out. Working the fields and farmlands, one learns the importance of getting the job done – you don’t work, you don’t eat. It’s not glorious; it’s humbling. It’s demanding. It requires discipline. What’s more, bad weather can erase a season’s yields and send one scrambling to salvage what’s left for another go. You learn to make do with resources stretched thin, day-in and day-out, in hopes of reaping a robust harvest.

Even the apostle Paul tipped his hat to such endeavors when he said, “a man reaps what he sows.” (continue reading…)

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Edner Cherry Signs with 8 Count Productions, Debuts in Chicago Feb. 24th

by on Feb.15, 2012, under Boxing News


CHICAGO, January 15, 2012 — Former world title challenger and perennial contender Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, its President.

Cherry has also partnered with the highly regarded management team of Albert Falcon and Pat Doljanin of Warehouse Boxing of Highland Park, Illinois to assist in guiding his future. (continue reading…)

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