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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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Exciting Match-Ups Highlight Windy City Fight Night 10 at UIC Pavilion

by on Jun.20, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Ringside report by Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray
Adrian Grenados (R) attacks Michael Anthony Culbert in the fight of the night

Adrian Granados (R) attacks Michael Anthony Culbert in the fight of the night

CHICAGO, IL, June 20, 2010 – Last night at the UIC Pavilion, several popular and successful Chicago-based  amateur boxers made their pro debuts at 8 Count Productions’ Windy City Fight Night 10, which also featured some up and coming young punchers. It was a sweep for the home team, with the host boxers winning every bout, but the evening featured some exciting matchups that kept the crowd cheering throughout as some of the visitors earned their respect as well with some scrappy performances in their quests for upsets.
 

Donatas Bondoravas (L) stands his ground against Keon Johnson

Donatas Bondoravas (L) stands his ground against Keon Johnson

First in the ring were middleweights in a bout scheduled for six rounds: Gary, Indiana’s Keon ‘Neon’ Monte Johnson (157 lbs., 8-3-0) and Donatas Bondoravas of Chicago by way of Lithuania (157lbs., 6-1-1).  Johnson established his jab early, with Donatas looking for power shots. Bondoravas made short work of his Chicago debut, overwhelming Johnson, who looked more tentative as the round progressed, with powerful punches before landing the knockout right hook at 2:33 of the first round. (continue reading…)

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Jaime Herrera and Adrian Granados Featured at Windy City Fight Night 10 this Saturday Night

by on Jun.17, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

8 Count Productions Presents Action Packed Evening

CHICAGO, IL, June 16, 2010 — Sensational young prospects Jaime Herrera and Adrian Granados will be featured this Saturday night, June 19th at WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 10 at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

Herrera’s and Granado’s continued ascent in professional boxing headlines a six bout action packed evening presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. (continue reading…)

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Ticket Alert: Windy City Fight Night 10 Hits UIC Pavilion on June 19th

by on Jun.08, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

061910chicagoCHICAGO, IL, June 8, 2010 — Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, presents Windy City Fight Night 10, on Saturday, June 19th at the UIC Pavilion.

Advance tickets for Windy City Fight Night 10, starting at $31 are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions’ Office (312-226-5800). (continue reading…)

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