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Chicago’s Dominic Pesoli Named Vice President of ‘Warriors Boxing’

by on Dec.04, 2014, under Boxing News

 

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CHICAGO — Dominic Pesoli, the former President of Chicago-based 8 Count Productions, and the Windy City’s top promoter, accepted the position after a long and healthy business relationship with Warriors, partnering up on some of the city’s biggest boxing shows in many decades.

“Dominic has been a trusted advisor and business collaborator of Luis DeCubas and I for many years and I’m thrilled to add him to Warriors’ expanding team.” said Leon Margules. “Together we revived Chicago boxing and have made the UIC Pavilion a Midwest hotspot for big-time boxing.” (continue reading…)

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Combatants Yet to Be Determined for Historic ‘White Sox’ U.S. Cellular Field August 16th Boxing Event!

by on Mar.08, 2013, under Boxing News

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Sonny Liston, shown here at far left halting Patterson in Las Vegas, fought him at Comiskey Park in September 1962 (photo courtesy of boxrec.com)

Sonny Liston, shown here at far left halting Patterson in Las Vegas, fought him at Comiskey Park in September 1962 (photo courtesy of boxrec.com)

Responding to rampant speculation over who will appear in their historic August 16 boxing event at the Chicago White Sox’ U.S. Cellular Field stadium, Chicago-based boxing promoter Dominic Pesoli and his partners, Frank Mugnolo of Round 3 Productions and Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing, say fans are going to have to wait.

“We don’t know who is on the show. We know it’ll be incredible and we’re working on several blockbuster match-ups, but it’s still very much in the air,” said Dominic Pesoli. (continue reading…)

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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 (http://www.tomba-images.com/

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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Donovan George Visits NYC to Promote March 17th Bout at MSG!

by on Feb.17, 2012, under Boxing News

Faces Edwin ‘La Bomba’ Rodriguez live on HBO 

 

Left to right: Mike Michael, Donovan George, and Leon Margules

Left to right: Mike Michael, Donovan George, and Leon Margules

New York, NY (2/16/12) – On Wednesday, February 15, Donovan “Da Bomb” George (22-1-1, 19KO’s) took a break from training camp and visited New York to promote his upcoming 10-round super middleweight showdown against fellow top-rated contenderEdwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (20-0, 14KO’s). Rodriguez-George, being billed as”Bombs Away”, will be shown live on HBO on the upcoming March 17, St. Patrick’s Day card taking place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden featuring Middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez defending his crown against Ireland’s top-rated contender Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin live on HBO. The card entitled, “THE REAL Middleweight Championship – Get Your Irish Up”, is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, and will be aired live on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” beginning at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

 Tickets are priced at $505, $355, $205, $125 and $65, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through the Madison Square Garden Box Office or through Ticketmaster, atTicketmaster.com, or by calling (866) 858-0008. Call DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577, or visit www.dbe1.com and @loudibella on Twitter for more information. (continue reading…)

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