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‘Crossroads’ Undercard Announced

by on Jul.06, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing have announced the undercard for “CROSSROADS”, the ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised night of action-packed professional boxing on Friday, July 13, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.

CHICAGO, IL, July 6, 2012 — Several local and national prospects are scheduled to appear in support of the main event featuring a 10-round light heavyweight clash between former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) and Chicago’s popular world ranked contender, “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) and the co-main event featuring a 10-round welterweight battle between two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Terrible” Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) and longtime Chicago fan favorite Ivan “EL Marro” Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs).

In a six-round welterweight battle, Jaime Herrera (7-2, 4 KOs) of Franklin Park, Illinois, will face Tyrone Chatman (9-1-2, 6 KOs) of St Louis, Missouri; Bassett, Virginia’s Elijah McCall (9-1-1, 8 KOs), son of heavyweight champion Oliver McCall, will appear in a six-round heavyweight scrap against Jason Massie (7-2, 4 KOs), Cleveland, Ohio; popular Chicago super middleweight Paul Littleton (3-0, 3 KOs) will face Ramiro Bueno Jr., (2-2-0, 1 KO) of South Bend, Indiana, in a five-round bout; cruiserweight Junior Wright (3-0, 3 KOs) of Evanston, Illinois, will face Covon Graham (1-2-1, 1 KO) of Detroit in a four-rounder; Chicago super featherweight Juan Bustamante (3-0, 2 KOs) will go against Michah Branch (0-1-0) of Cincinnati, Ohio, in a four-rounder; Miami, Florida’s hard-punching Vilier Quinonez (3-0, 2 KOs) will take on Hesperia, Michigan’s Rogelio Saldana (1-3, 1 KO) in a light heavyweight four-rounder; and in a heavyweight four-rounder Curtis Tate (4-3, 4 KOs) of Oakland, Tennessee will face Calbert Lewis (0-1) of Gary, Indiana. (continue reading…)

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Do or Die for Glen Johnson Next Friday: ‘If I lose I Probably Won’t Want to do it Anymore.’

by on Jul.06, 2012, under Boxing News

Glen Johnson when he was champ (photo courtesy of Boxrec.com)

Glen Johnson when he was champ (photo courtesy of Boxrec.com)

Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) is working hard with trainer Orlando Cuellar, co-Trainer Hamlet McKenzie and strength and conditioning coach Steve Arintok at Thump Boxing Gym in Miami.

The still-dangerous former world champion is putting the finishing touches on preparations to face Chicago’s “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) in the 10-round main event of 8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing’s “CROSSROADS”, boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights next Friday, July 13.

In the co-main event that night, former world champion Jose Luis “EL Terrible” Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) will face Chicago fan favorite Ivan “EL Marro” Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight battle. (continue reading…)

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Glen Johnson vs. Andrzej Fonfara at UIC Pavilion in Chitown July 13th

by on Jul.04, 2012, under Boxing News

Ivan Popoca vs. Jose Luis Castillo on co-main

Workouts, pressers and weigh-ins schedule leading up to cataclismic showdown 

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TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012 — PUBLIC/MEDIA WORKOUTS

8 COUNT BOXING GYM

410 N. Oakley, 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60612

312-226-5800

 12NOON CST

Andrzej Fonfara, Ivan Popoca

1PM CST

Glen Johnson, Jose Luis Castillo (continue reading…)

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Chicago’s ’8 Count Productions’ Teams Up with ’100 Club’ for July 13th ESPN Friday Night Fights Show

by on Jun.27, 2012, under Boxing News

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CHICAGO, June 27, 2012 – Chicago based 8 Count Productions and Round 3 are proud to announce that they have partnered with the 100 Club of Chicago for their “ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/ CROSSROADS” professional boxing event set for Friday, July 13th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

With a huge crowd expected, 8 Count Productions and Round 3 will be making a donation from the ticket proceeds to the 100 Club of Chicago, on behalf of families of Cook County’s fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics who lose their lives in the line of duty. (continue reading…)

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Andrzej Fonfara to Participate in ‘Run the Ridge’ 5 K This Sat. Morning!

by on Jun.21, 2012, under Boxing News

Preps for biggest test vs. Glen Johnson on July 13th 

Andrzej Fonfara greets the crowd (photo courtesy Magda Marczewska)

Andrzej Fonfara greets the crowd (photo courtesy Magda Marczewska)

CHICAGO, June 20, 2012 – World ranked light heavyweight professional boxer Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara will take a short break from his intense training this Saturday morning, June 23rd to participate in the “RUN THE RIDGE’ 5K in Burr Ridge, Illinois.

The 24 year old Fonfara is spending the excessively hot summer Chicago days preparing for his showdown with former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson in the main event at “CROSSROADS” set for Friday, July 13th at the UIC Pavilion and broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights. (continue reading…)

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