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Rita Figueroa: ‘This Fight is Do or Die!’

by on Nov.05, 2009, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Rita Figueroa (left) lands a jarring left hook to the face of  Tammie Johnson (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Rita Figueroa (left) lands a jarring left hook to the face of Tammie Johnson (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO – It’s said that some people wear their hearts on their sleeves.  Female boxer Rita Figueroa wears hers on her bicep. 

Deeply devoted to family and friends, she also harbors a deep love for fighting, as evidenced by the tattoo of her boxing promoter, 8 Count Productions, which adorns the inside of her right arm.  (continue reading…)

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Rita Figueroa: ‘I’m Fighting Again Nov. 6th!’

by on Oct.11, 2009, under Boxing News

By Rita ‘La Guera’ Figueroa

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Hey all -

Just a reminder – I am figHhting again Nov 6th at the UIC Pavilion – it’s a Friday Night – perfect to come see some boxing.

I have $31 General Admission tickets available for $25 – You can see me, Danny at Degerberg or Sam at Chicago Boxing Club. (continue reading…)

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Photo of the Day: Rita Figueroa, Rocky Martinez & Friend at Ringside

by on Jul.02, 2009, under Boxing News

Rita Figueroa (right) with her manager, former boxer Rocky Martinez, and the daughter of a friend of Martinez's, after Figueroa's fight versus Tammie Johnson last Friday at the UIC Pavilion (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Rita Figueroa (right) with her manager, former boxer Rocky Martinez, and the daughter of a friend of Martinez's, after Figueroa's fight versus Tammie Johnson last Friday at the UIC Pavilion (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO — Here’s a photo of Rita “La Guera” Figueroa with her manager, Rocky Martinez, and the child of a friend of Rocky’s at ringside after Rita’s scintillating fight versus Tammie Martinez last Friday night at the UIC Pavillion. 

To read an account of Rita’s fight, click on the link below:

http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/blog/?p=1578

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Rita Figueroa Prepped for Rematch on Friday Night

by on Jun.25, 2009, under Boxing News, Press Releases

‘La Guera’ takes on Tammie Johnson at ‘Windy City Fight Night 3′

Rita Figueroa seen here advancing on Tammie Johnson in their first battle (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Rita Figueroa seen here advancing on Tammie Johnson in their first battle (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO, June 24, 2009 – Chicago fan favorite Rita “LA GUERA” Figueroa heads to “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 3” this Friday night at the UIC Pavilion for her rematch with Tammie “THE TASMANIAN DEVIL” Johnson in an eight round junior welterweight bout.

“WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 3” is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.

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Fres Oquendo Participates in Chicago’s Puerto Rican Day Parade

by on Jun.22, 2009, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Fres Oquendo (center) is confident of becoming heavyweight champion

Fres Oquendo (center) is confident of becoming heavyweight champion

CHICAGO, June 21, 2009 – Two time heavyweight world title challenger Fres Oquendo was a Special Guest this past weekend at Chicago’s Puerto Rican Day Parade on Saturday before tens of thousands who turned out at the annual downtown Grant Park celebration. 

“It was a beautiful day to celebrate with family and friends,” says Oquendo.  “Every year it’s a bigger and better celebration.” (continue reading…)

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