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Mike Lee Looks Sharp in Chicago Open Workout

by on May.27, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Mike Lee (R) and Trainer Ronnie Shields. Photo by Tom Barnes, copyright 2010

Mike Lee (R) and Trainer Ronnie Shields. Photo by Tom Barnes, copyright 2010

CHICAGO, IL, May 27, 2010 — Former Notre Boxing Captain and 2009 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion Mike Lee held an open workout for the local media and fans at JABB Boxing Gym in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon.

Along with trainer Ronnie Shields, Lee looked in terrific shape and very sharp as he went through an hour long, spirited training session just three days prior to his pro debut set for this Saturday night, May 29th at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago .

Mike Lee shadow boxes at JABB Gym. Photo by Tom Barnes, copyright 2010

Mike Lee shadow boxes at JABB Gym. Photo by Tom Barnes, copyright 2010

“We’ve put in the work for the last four months in Houston and Ronnie has done a terrific job preparing me for this. I’m in the best shape of my life and can’t wait to get in the ring and put on a great performance on Saturday night,” said a very enthusiastic Lee.

Lee will face Emmitt Woods in a scheduled four rounder in one of the feature bout at TOP RANK LIVE.

The main event at TOP RANK LIVE will feature an outstanding ten round welterweight showdown between Mexican veterans Jesus ‘Renuente’ Soto-Karass and Gabriel ‘EL Rey’ Martinez .

The undercard will feature Chicago’s Ivan Popoca, Antonio Avila and Polish heavyweight prospect Krzystof Zimnoch.

Advance tickets for TOP RANK LIVE, presented by Top Rank Incorporated and Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, priced at $101, $51 and $31 are now on sale through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions’ Office (312-226-5800).

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine , just one block south of the Eisenhower Expressway. For further information, please visit their website at www.uicpavilion.com. The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.

Further information on Mike Lee can be viewed at his website www.mikeleeboxing.com

ABOUT TOP RANK INCORPORATED

Las Vegas-based Top Rank stands as the country’s premiere boxing promotions company for one reason: We take care of our fighters and our fans. For nearly half a century, Top Rank has nurtured some of the sport’s all-time greats and produced some of its most exciting bouts. It’s a practice we continue to this day, as Top Rank further expands its brand while introducing the sport of boxing to a new generation of fans.

For more information on Top Rank Incorporated, please visit their newly designed website at www.toprank.com

ABOUT 8 COUNT PRODUCTIONS

8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland.  In 2003, Pesoli along with former featherweight contender Mike Garcia, opened JABB Boxing Gym, a 6,000 square foot venue dedicated to the finest Chicagoland boxers of all talent levels.

For more information on 8 Count Productions and JABB Boxing Gym, please visit www.8countproductions.com and www.jabbboxing.com

Mike Lee (L) and Trainer Ronnie Shields. Photo by Tom Barnes, copyright 2010

Mike Lee (L) and Trainer Ronnie Shields. Photo by Tom Barnes, copyright 2010

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