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Lee Halts Walker, Novikov Outpoints Perez at UIC

by on Sep.18, 2010, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Photos by Belle


CHICAGO, September 17, 2010 – An estimated 2,000 fans cheered.  Tonight, Ireland by way of Detroit, Michigan’s Andy Lee (162 lbs., 22-1, 16 KO’s) showed flashes of brilliance and took another step closer to the upper echelons of boxing, as he halted Chicago’s rugged Michael “The Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-4-2, 12 KO’s) at the UIC Pavilion.    

Wearing the red Kronk boxing trunks trimmed in gold and trained by the Kronk legendary trainer, Emmanuel Stewart – the one who seems to specialize in redeeming taller, standup European boxers like Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko – Lee towered over the ebony hued Walker who stalked around the ring in white with black trim, sporting the initials “OIM” (One in a Million Boxing of Merrillville, Indiana).   (continue reading…)

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Ticket Alert: Windy City Fight Night 12 Marches into UIC Pavilion on Friday, September 17th

by on Aug.24, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL,  August 24, 2010 — 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, has announced details of WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 12, a sensational night of action packed, world class professional boxing set for Friday, September 17th at the UIC Pavilion.

Advance tickets for WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 12, starting at $31 are available through Ticketmaster (, the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions’ Office (312-226-5800).

Headlining WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 12 is a ten round middleweight shootout between Ireland’s Andy Lee and Chicago’s Michael Walker. (continue reading…)

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Paulie Malignaggi Gets Sweet Revenge, Wins NABO Crown in Chicago

by on Dec.13, 2009, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside

Photos by Tom Glunz* 

M(right) unloads an uppercut on the chin of Diaz as referee Genaro Rodriguez looks on

Malignaggi (right) unloads an uppercut on the chin of Diaz as referee Genaro Rodriguez looks on

CHICAGO, December 12, 2009 – The clamor of an estimated 4,600 fans at the UIC Pavilion was so loud tonight that one couldn’t hear the winner’s post-fight interview with HBO’s Max Kellerman.  Even in the face of a decisive points win, the volatile chemistry generated in the wake of the rematch between Paulie Malignaggi and NABO Light Welterweight champion Juan Diaz took on a life of its own.  It was as if the crowd did not want this “magic” night to end. 

In August, Diaz had won a controversial unanimous decision over Malignaggi for the vacant NABO Light Welterweight title, one that sparked cries of robbery worldwide.   

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