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Andrzej Fonfara Destroys “Seek and Destroy” Spearman and Jaime Herrera Looks Sharp Against Wiley Robert “The Wolf” Jones

by on Sep.24, 2011, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

Local Fighters Taken into Deeper Waters on Undercard with Mixed Results

Jaime Herrera (R) attacks Robert L. Jones

Jaime Herrera (R) attacks Robert L. Jones

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CHICAGO, IL, Friday, September 23, 2011 – Windy City fight Night 19, presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, saw the return of fan favorite Andrzej Fonfara, whose huge contingent of Polish supporters were not disappointed by his efficient dissection of his latest foe. In the co-main event, Jaime Herrera successfully continued to build his winning streak in a war against the upset-minded Robert L. Jones. Chicago-based Ukrainian Viktor Polyakov was welcomed back to the ring by hard-punching Romaro St. Johnson. The undercard featured local fighters facing more experienced fighters, though not all proved to be the tests that they looked to be on paper, as well as the professional debut of Dimar Ortuz.

Viktor Polyakov (L) successfully counters Romaro St. Johnson

Viktor Polyakov (L) successfully counters Romaro St. Johnson

The first bout of the evening featured middleweight Viktor Polyakov (8-0, 6 KO’s, 161 lbs) of Chicago via Ukraine returning to the ring to face the more experienced Romaro St. Johnson (11-4-1, 7 KO’s, 161.5 lbs.) of Joliet. Both men came with bad intentions in the first round. St. Johnson worked behind a stiff jab, while Polyakov raked the body of his opponent and exploited the openings he created. By round’s end, the body shots were starting to take their toll on St. Johnson and his corner was urging him to return the favor. (continue reading…)

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Andrzej Fonfara vs. Phil Williams Headlines Windy City Fight Night 19 Friday, September 23rd, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion

by on Sep.05, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

092311posteraCHICAGO, IL, September 5, 2011 — A sensational main event featuring light heavyweights Chicago’s Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara and Phil “The Drill” Williams of Minneapolis, has been announced for WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 19, Friday, September 23rd at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

Advance tickets, priced at $36 for reserved floor seats and $31 for general admission can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), the UIC Pavilion Box Office, (phone 312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions Office (312-226-5800.) (continue reading…)

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Ticket Alert: Windy City Fight Night 19, Friday, September 23rd at UIC Pavilion–Andrzej Fonfara and Jaime Herrera Top Sensational Card

by on Aug.31, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, August 30, 2011 — Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, has announced details of WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 19, a sensational evening of world class professional boxing on Friday, September 23rd at the UIC Pavilion.

Advance tickets, priced at $36 for reserved floor seats and $31 for general admission can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, the UIC Pavilion Box Office, (phone 312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions Office (312-226-5800.) (continue reading…)

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Fight Report: ‘Quest for 50′ Thwarted at the Venue, Undercard Shows Potential of Some Future Contenders

by on May.30, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Achour Esho (R) Gets Through the Guard of Robert Jones

Achour Esho (R) Gets Through the Guard of Robert Jones

By Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

HAMMOND, IN, May 29, 2010 — Hitz Boxing returned to Hammond, Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino with a packed card headlined by Montell ‘Ice’ Griffin entering the ring for his 58th bout in his quest for 50 wins against Buffalo, NY’s Ross ‘The Boss’ Thompson.  The ‘Quest for 50’ also featured a packed undercard of Chicago fighters, including Henry Coyle returning to the ring after an injury to face Danville, VA’s Marcus Luck, and Achour Esho looking to maintain his unbeaten record against Ann Arbor, MI, veteran Robert Jones in what would be the Fight of the Night. The event featured lots of action in small quantities, as most of the fights ended early. The Main Events were disappointing. There was a respectable crowd (given the fact that another card was taking place just a few miles away at the UIC Pavilion and the Blackhawks were playing in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals). Hawks fans were mollified by the big screen broadcast of the game between bouts.

Rafael Murphy (L) looks for an opening against Quinton Smith

Rafael Murphy (L) looks for an opening against Quinton Smith

The first bout of the evening featured the Cruiserweight professional debut of Chicagoan Rafael Murphy (200 lbs.) against Covington, TN’s Quinton Smith (2-6-0, 0 KO’s, 201 lbs.). The slightly paunchy Smith came out strong and landed a few punches. However, Murphy withstood the first onslaught and countered. Smith charged in again, but with his head low, he found himself eating an uppercut, followed by a barrage of punches from Murphy, none of which he could not see to counter. Smith found himself on the canvas at :49 seconds into Round 1, and Referee Celestino Ruiz waved off the fight, giving Murphy his first professional victory by knockout.

Murphy wins by knockout

Murphy wins by knockout

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