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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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Granados Looking to Hit it Out of the Park, Prove he’s an Elite Fighter

by on Apr.11, 2012, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Granados at left, seen here nailing Jaime Herrera with a left to the chin (photo by Belle Ayllon).

Granados at left, seen here nailing Jaime Herrera with a left to the chin (photo by Belle Ayllon).

CICERO, Ill. – For boxer Adrian Granados, 22, he can see it as if it happened yesterday: He’s 10 years old, at bat in a little league baseball game. The pitch comes and, swinging the bat with all his might, he hears a loud crack. Moments later, the baseball clears the fence. The crowd cheers. He just hit the ball out of the ballpark for his first time. “It was in an all-star game, too,” he says.

He’s looking to do the same with his boxing career this next year.

Nicknamed “El Tigre”, Granados has amassed a record of 9-2 with five knockouts. An aggressive boxer-slugger, he has won the favor of the locals with his penchant for engaging in frenzied brawls. Granados enthuses, “I just want to continue to be victorious and be undefeated for five fights in a row, and make a jump after that.” (continue reading…)

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Cherry Surprisingly Tested in Win over Sanchez and Granados Edges Herrera in Cross-Town War!

by on Feb.25, 2012, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Photos by Belle Ayllon


Cherry (left) pulls back from Sanchez' right jab

Cherry (left) pulls back from Sanchez' right jab

CHICAGO, February 24, 2012 – Strains of “The joy of the Lord is my strength” ushered in his entrance before an estimated 4,500 at the UIC Pavilion, but with his tearful raising of hands to heaven from his knees afterwards, he might as well have just witnessed Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the 5,000 with a couple fishes and loaves. Edner Cherry was sternly tested in what had appeared to be a routine stop en route to another run at a world title.

He had stepped up a weight class in 2008 and went the distance with World Boxing Council junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (who faces superstar Manny Pacquiao in June). Since then, he’d dispatched his last five opponents inside the distance (the last one, versus Eric Aiken in September, was ruled “no contest” because Cherry hit him after the bell and Aiken couldn’t continue). Now facing him was a relative neophyte with only two knockouts to his resume. He was going to steamroll him. (continue reading…)

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Granados and Herrera Ready for Chicago Battle this Friday Night

by on Feb.20, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Kick Off Huge Week of Media Appearances Ahead of Clash

Jaime Herrera, Univision's Enrique Rodriguez, Adrian Granados, Photo Courtesy 8 Count Productions

Jaime Herrera, Univision's Enrique Rodriguez, Adrian Granados, Photo Courtesy 8 Count Productions

CHICAGO, IL, February 20, 2012 — Chicago fan favorites Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados and Jaime “The Truth” Herrera kicked off a full schedule of media appearances on Sunday afternoon as they headed to Chicago’s Univision TV studios where they were interviewed at length by Enrique Rodriguez about their cross-town showdown set for this Friday night, February 24th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

The Granados/Herrera eight round welterweight clash is featured at Windy City Fight Night 21, presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, celebrating 14 years as the HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. (continue reading…)

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8 Count Productions Celebrates Fourteen Years Friday, February 24th at the UIC Pavilion

by on Feb.16, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, February 13, 2012 — Chicago’s 8 Count Productions will celebrate fourteen years as the HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING with Windy City Fight Night 21, another evening of world-class professional boxing set for Friday, February 24th at the UIC Pavilion.

Featured at Windy City Fight Night 21 are two outstanding clashes, a junior lightweight battle between former world title challenger Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry and hard punching Puerto Rican native Guillermo “The Vampire” Sanchez along with a Chicago cross-town showdown with welterweights Adrian ‘EL Tigre” Granados of Cicero, Illinois clashing with Franklin Parks’ Jaime “The Truth” Herrera. (continue reading…)

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