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Jaime Herrera Returns at Windy City Fight Night 17, Friday, May 20th at the UIC Pavilion

by on May.14, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

052011posterengCHICAGO, IL, May 9, 2011 — Chicago fan favorite Jaime Herrera returns to battle against Indianapolis’s Eric Draper in a six round welterweight tilt at WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 17 on Friday, May 20th.

WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 17, an action packed evening of world class professional boxing is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.

The 21 year old Herrera, 5-1-0 (3KO’s), is looking to bounce back from the first loss of his career, a second round stoppage at the hands of Alex De Leon on January 28th at the UIC Pavilion.

A native of Indianapolis, Draper, 4-4-0 (1KO), has won three in a row against excellent competition with a combined record of 17-4-0.

Herrera and Draper have fought previously with the Franklin Park native winning a four round unanimous decision on April 30, 2010 at the UIC Pavilion.

“Jaime is coming off his first loss but is very excited to get back in action and back in the win column. He made no excuses for getting stopped against De Leon and is coming back against a very confident fighter,” said Pesoli.

“Draper is on a roll; he’s fought Jaime before and believes he can beat him. This should be a sensational six round bout.”

WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 17 is headlined by a ten round light heavyweight bout between Chicago’s Polish Prince, Andrzej Fonfara and Anthony Russell for the vacant WBO NABO title.

Tickets for WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 17, priced at $100, $75, $50 and $30 are now on sale through Ticketmaster (, the UIC Pavilion Boxing 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 8pm. 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 The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.

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. 

Fighters currently under the 8 Count Productions banner include; super middleweight contender Donovan George, light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, junior welterweight prospects Ivan Popoca, Adrian Granados and Ramiro Carrillo along with welterweights Achour Esho and Jaime Herrera. 

For more information on 8 Count Productions please visit

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