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Sensational Undercard Featured at Windy City Fight Night 20 this Friday Night at the UIC Pavilion

by on Dec.15, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

121611poster1CHICAGO, IL, December 14-, 2011 — 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, has put together a sensational six bout undercard for Windy City Fight Night 20 set for this Friday, December 16th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

“Our goal is to keep the fans fully entertained the entire evening. Many are coming for the main event to see Andrzej Fonfara but we’ve put together an exciting undercard card full of terrific fights,” said Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions. (continue reading…)

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Fonfara Headlines Windy City Fight Night 20 Friday, December 16th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion

by on Oct.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, October 16, 2011 — Tickets are now on sale as ‘The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara returns to the boxing ring on Friday, December 16th headlining Windy City Fight Night 20 at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.

Advance tickets priced at $76, $51, $36 and $31 can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), the UIC Pavilion Boxing Office (312-413-5740) or the 8 Count Productions Office (312-226-5800).  Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. (continue reading…)

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Adrian Granados and Frankie Gomez Thrill Fans in Main Event of Solo Boxeo Tecate: Windy City Fight Night 18 at UIC Pavilion on August 26

by on Aug.27, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Explosive Undercard Gives Local Prospects a Chance to Shine

Adrian Granados (L) and Frankie Gomez battle over eight rounds

Adrian Granados (L) and Frankie Gomez battle over eight rounds

By Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray

CHICAGO, IL, August 26, 2011 – Golden Boy Promotions teamed with Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions and Solo Boxeo Tecate to bring a rousing five bout card to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago (with portions broadcast live on Telefutura), showcasing some of Chicago’s most promising prospects against other young fighters looking to dash their hopes. Both Adrian Granados and Frankie Gomez found themselves facing perhaps the sternest tests of their young careers when they went to war over eight rounds. Granados, who recently impressed local fans by replacing an injured David Estrada on short notice and looking impressive in earning a draw against the far more experienced Lanardo Tyner took unbeaten 19-year-old East LA native Gomez into deep waters, never backing down from the knockout artist who could not get the finish he was looking for, though he got the judges’ nod. On the undercard, Daniel Sotelo scored an impressive knockout in his debut, Omar Figueroa continued his winning streak with a second round stoppage, Luis Santiago won a decisive victory over the limited but durable Clifford McPherson, and Juan Bustamente, though he put together some impressive combinations, deserved a better opponent.

Daniel Sotelo (L) stops Ronnie Fuentez

Daniel Sotelo (L) stops Ronnie Fuentez

In the first bout of the evening, Chicago welterweight Daniel Sotelo (143 lbs.) made his professional debut against Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Ronnie Fuentez (now 0-2, 144 lbs.).  The Wisconsin native looked tense but determined, and came out swinging. Sotelo took a few shots to the body and head but kept his composure as he started timing his opponent’s wide, looping punches. Tightening his guard, Sotelo covered well and countered with straight shots to the head and body. A hard cross at the top of the second minute drove Fuentez back towards the corner where he took a volley of straight punches to the head and body. As Fuentez tried to cover, Sotelo raked his body with a hook behind the elbow. A clearly frustrated Fuentez crumpled to his knees and could not recover enough beat the count, forcing the referee to stop the bout at 1:20 of the first round, and giving Sotelo his first professional win and knockout. (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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Introducing Luis Santiago: Welterweight Newcomer Returns Friday, May 20th, at UIC Pavilion

by on May.17, 2011, under Boxing News

052011postereng1CHICAGO, IL, May 17, 2011 — Puerto Rican welterweight Luis ‘SITO’ Santiago burst onto the Chicago boxing scene on April 1st with a thunderous pro debut, dropping William Bokhart three times in the first round on his way to a stoppage stunning the huge crowd at the UIC Pavilion.

The all-action 26 year old Santiago will return to the ring on Friday, May 20th in his second pro bout taking on St. Louis native Chris Holloman in a featured four round undercard bout at Windy City Fight Night 17. (continue reading…)

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