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Holmes Loses Final Fight by Decision

by on Apr.01, 2012, under Boxing News

According to the Post-Tribune, Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes lost his final fight by decision.  You can read their account at the following link:

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/sports/11644248-556/holmes-loses-final-fight-by-decision.html

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Fonfara vs. Russell Highlights Exciting Windy City Fight Night 17

by on May.21, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Andrzej Fonfara (R) batters Anthony Russell's Body en route to vicotry

Andrzej Fonfara (R) batters Anthony Russell's body en route to victory

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CHICAGO, IL, May 20, 2011 – 8 Count Productions stormed the UIC Pavilion with an exciting evening of fights highlighted by an explosive bout between Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara and the durable Canadian Anthony Russell for the WBO and NABO Light Heavyweight titles. Other highlights of the stacked card included a messy Indiana showdown between Middleweights Josh Crouch and Keon Johnson; a rematch between Jaime Herrera (coming off his first loss) and Eric Draper, out to avenge his loss to Herrera in their first outing; and the Windy City Fight Night debut of undefeated Middleweight Ninos Abraham.

Juan Bustamante (L) and Jose Rivera trade punches inside

Juan Bustamante (L) and Jose Rivera trade punches inside

The first match of the evening marked the professional debut of Chicagoan Juan Bustamante (132 lbs.) in a Lightweight battle that would go the distance.  Facing him was scrappy Puerto Rican Jose “El Gallo” Rivera (130 lbs.), who did not come all the way from Ocala, Florida, to lose. Both boxers fought emotionally at times, with bad intentions evident in the hard exchanges. Rivera launched the first attack of the round, but Bustamante came back moments later, pushing Rivera back. The majority of the round was spent with both boxers fighting inside, launching punishing hooks to the body, most of which bounced off arms and elbows, to try to find a home for uppercuts and hooks to the head. Neither gave the other many opportunities to do so, but Bustamante was the busier of the two. (continue reading…)

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8 Count Productions Presents Stacked Card Tonight at Windy City Fight Night 17

by on May.20, 2011, under Boxing News

052011postereng3CHICAGO, IL, May 20, 2011 — Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, presents a stellar evening this Friday night, May 20th at the UIC Pavilion.

The seven bout card, Windy City Fight Night 17, brings together a terrific blend of Chicagoland’s finest contenders, proven prospects and exciting newcomers. (continue reading…)

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Jaime Herrera Returns at Windy City Fight Night 17, Friday, May 20th at the UIC Pavilion

by on May.14, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

052011posterengCHICAGO, IL, May 9, 2011 — Chicago fan favorite Jaime Herrera returns to battle against Indianapolis’s Eric Draper in a six round welterweight tilt at WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 17 on Friday, May 20th.

WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 17, an action packed evening of world class professional boxing is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. (continue reading…)

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