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Weights from Peoria

by on Sep.10, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Saturday, September 10th
PAR-A-DICE Casino,
Peoria, IL

Donatas Bondoravas, 161.5 vs. Adam Leal, 163
Evette Collazo, 126.5 vs. Jackie Trivilino, 125
Josh Crouch, 158.5 vs. Lamar Harris, 156
Antwan Robertson, 121 vs. Hassan Wasswa, 125
David Laque, 145 vs. Troy White, 151

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Ticket Alert: 8 Count Productions Presents Rumble in Par-A-Dice Saturday, September 10th, in East Peoria, IL

by on Aug.22, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

PEORIA, IL, August 22, 2011 — Tickets are now on sale for RUMBLE IN PAR-A-DICE, an action packed evening of professional boxing set for Saturday, September 10th at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino in East Peoria, Illinois. Presented in association with Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, advance tickets priced at $40 and $20 may be purchased at the Hotel Front Desk or by calling 309-698-6083.

Headlining RUMBLE IN PAR-A-DICE will be a sensational middleweight clash featuring Lithuanian prospect Donatas Bondoravas and Mexican- American Adam Leal of Nogales, Arizona. (continue reading…)

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Fonfara vs. Russell Highlights Exciting Windy City Fight Night 17

by on May.21, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Andrzej Fonfara (R) batters Anthony Russell's Body en route to vicotry

Andrzej Fonfara (R) batters Anthony Russell's body en route to victory

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CHICAGO, IL, May 20, 2011 – 8 Count Productions stormed the UIC Pavilion with an exciting evening of fights highlighted by an explosive bout between Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara and the durable Canadian Anthony Russell for the WBO and NABO Light Heavyweight titles. Other highlights of the stacked card included a messy Indiana showdown between Middleweights Josh Crouch and Keon Johnson; a rematch between Jaime Herrera (coming off his first loss) and Eric Draper, out to avenge his loss to Herrera in their first outing; and the Windy City Fight Night debut of undefeated Middleweight Ninos Abraham.

Juan Bustamante (L) and Jose Rivera trade punches inside

Juan Bustamante (L) and Jose Rivera trade punches inside

The first match of the evening marked the professional debut of Chicagoan Juan Bustamante (132 lbs.) in a Lightweight battle that would go the distance.  Facing him was scrappy Puerto Rican Jose “El Gallo” Rivera (130 lbs.), who did not come all the way from Ocala, Florida, to lose. Both boxers fought emotionally at times, with bad intentions evident in the hard exchanges. Rivera launched the first attack of the round, but Bustamante came back moments later, pushing Rivera back. The majority of the round was spent with both boxers fighting inside, launching punishing hooks to the body, most of which bounced off arms and elbows, to try to find a home for uppercuts and hooks to the head. Neither gave the other many opportunities to do so, but Bustamante was the busier of the two. (continue reading…)

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8 Count Productions Presents Stacked Card Tonight at Windy City Fight Night 17

by on May.20, 2011, under Boxing News

052011postereng3CHICAGO, IL, May 20, 2011 — Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, presents a stellar evening this Friday night, May 20th at the UIC Pavilion.

The seven bout card, Windy City Fight Night 17, brings together a terrific blend of Chicagoland’s finest contenders, proven prospects and exciting newcomers. (continue reading…)

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Derrick Findley Stops Miguel Hernandez in Hammond

by on May.08, 2010, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Photos by Daniel Royle

Findley (right) attacks Hernandez

Findley (right) attacks Hernandez

HAMMOND, IN – Built like a 5’ 7” ebony-hued bullfrog on steroids, Indiana super middleweight boxer fights with the subtlety of a blacksmith slamming his hammer down on an iron horseshoe, bludgeoning foes with brute, thudding force with a little science thrown in.

And thus before a lively crowd at the Hammond Civic Center, he dispatched fellow Chicagoan Miguel Hernandez in a rematch of a bout he’d won unanimously in May 2008.

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