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Muhammad Ali, Jesus Chavez, Andrew Golota & Clarence Griffin Head List of 2016 IL Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees

by on Oct.07, 2016, under Boxing News

Event Held on November 4, 2016 — Tickets must be purchased in advance


Jesus Chavez at ringside (photo by Juan C. Ayllon).

Former NABF, WBC Super Featherweight and IBF Lightweight Champion Jesus Chavez at ringside (photo by Juan C. Ayllon).


CHICAGO, IL – Mike McNamara, the Co-Director of the Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame, announced the Hall’ s 2016 class of inductees today.

As was the case with the Hall’s first class in 2015, this year’s inductees include a wide range of participants and contributors to boxing in Illinois. They are: (continue reading…)

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David Diaz Edges Jesus Chavez in Chi-Town Thriller

by on Sep.27, 2009, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

Photos and story by Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Diaz (right) and Chavez mix it up in close

Diaz (right) and Chavez mix it up in close

CHICAGO – They grew up buddies in the amateur boxing system in Chicago. Born and raised here, Diaz was the golden boy who went to the 1996 Olympics, fought a lot of his professional bouts in town, and became the World Boxing Council Lightweight Champion in spectacular, come from behind fashion, stopping Jose Armando Santa Cruz in suddenly in 10 rounds on August 12, 2006.

Jesus Chavez wasn’t so golden. Born in Hidalgo del Parral of Chihuahua, Mexico, he was convicted as an accessory to armed robbery at age 16, served four years in prison, and was deported back to Mexico. He built up a boxing career fighting across the border and, after years seeking to regain legal U.S. citizenship, he succeeded and moved to Austin, Texas. Having won the WBC Super Featherweight title and, later, the International Boxing Federation Lightweight championship, he’d never fought in Chicago. (continue reading…)

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David Diaz and Jesus Chavez Open Workout Photos

by on Sep.24, 2009, under Press Releases

Jesus Chavez (Photo courtesy 8 Count Productions)

Jesus Chavez (Photo courtesy 8 Count Productions)

CHICAGO, IL, September 23, 2009 – Former world champions David Diaz and Jesus Chavez each held an open workout for the Chicago media and fight fans on Tuesday afternoon.

David Diaz (Photo courtesy 8 Count Productions)

David Diaz (Photo courtesy 8 Count Productions)

While a large crowd watched at JABB Boxing Gym, Diaz and Chavez went through a vigorous workout routine as they made final preparations for their showdown on Saturday night at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. Both Diaz and Chavez looked in outstanding shape as they completed their training. (continue reading…)

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Chicago Public Workouts for David Diaz, Jesus Chavez on Tuesday Afternoon

by on Sep.21, 2009, under Boxing News


 CHICAGO, IL (September 21, 2009) Just days ahead of their lightweight showdown on Saturday night, September 26th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, former world champions David Diaz and Jesus Chavez will hold public/media workouts on Tuesday afternoon at JABB BOXING Gym.

 Fight fans are encouraged to join the local media as Diaz and Chavez wrap up preparations for their headline bout at “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6”, an action packed seven bout card presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, since 1998. (continue reading…)

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Photo of the Day: David Diaz 1st Pitch at Wrigley

by on Sep.17, 2009, under Boxing News

diazfirstpitch091709-002 Photo courtesy of 8 Count Productions

CHICAGO, September 17, 2009 – Former lightweight world champion David Diaz took a break from his Chicago based training camp to take to the mound prior to the Chicago Cubs/Milwaukee Brewers game on Wednesday night.

 Under the watchful eye of manager Lou Piniella and pitching coach Larry Rothschild, the lifelong Cubs fan threw a perfect strike to Cubs catcher Geovany Soto for the second year in a row. (continue reading…)

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