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Exciting Match-Ups Highlight Windy City Fight Night 10 at UIC Pavilion

by on Jun.20, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Ringside report by Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray
Adrian Grenados (R) attacks Michael Anthony Culbert in the fight of the night

Adrian Granados (R) attacks Michael Anthony Culbert in the fight of the night

CHICAGO, IL, June 20, 2010 – Last night at the UIC Pavilion, several popular and successful Chicago-based  amateur boxers made their pro debuts at 8 Count Productions’ Windy City Fight Night 10, which also featured some up and coming young punchers. It was a sweep for the home team, with the host boxers winning every bout, but the evening featured some exciting matchups that kept the crowd cheering throughout as some of the visitors earned their respect as well with some scrappy performances in their quests for upsets.

Donatas Bondoravas (L) stands his ground against Keon Johnson

Donatas Bondoravas (L) stands his ground against Keon Johnson

First in the ring were middleweights in a bout scheduled for six rounds: Gary, Indiana’s Keon ‘Neon’ Monte Johnson (157 lbs., 8-3-0) and Donatas Bondoravas of Chicago by way of Lithuania (157lbs., 6-1-1).  Johnson established his jab early, with Donatas looking for power shots. Bondoravas made short work of his Chicago debut, overwhelming Johnson, who looked more tentative as the round progressed, with powerful punches before landing the knockout right hook at 2:33 of the first round. (continue reading…)

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Brothers Vie for Chicago Golden Gloves Titles: 1st Time in 50 Years!

by on Apr.05, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

HIGHLAND PARK, IL, April 5, 2010 — It’s been 50 years, but a pair of Chicago area brothers plan on repeating what Brian and Tom O’Shea did in 1960: win a Golden Gloves Championship.

Brothers, Genarao Mendez (152 lbs) and Miguel Guanarrama (132 lbs) will be fighting to make their dream a reality, this Friday and Saturday night, respectively.  Both fighters represent the Warehouse Gym and Boxing Club in Highland Park, IL, 20 minutes north of Chicago. (continue reading…)

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