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No Easy Fights at Hitz Boxing Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino

by on May.26, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Fres Oquendo Stays Sharp in Hard-Fought Victory, Up and Coming Boxers Fight Hard for Their “0’s”

Fres Oquendo (R) closes on Joey Abell in the Main Event

Fres Oquendo (R) closes on Joey Abell in the Main Event

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

HAMMOND, IN, May 25, 2012 — Chicago’s Fres Oquendo (219.5 lbs., now 34-7, 22 KO’s) was back in action at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana this evening after more than a year off and suffering a series of heartbreaking and controversial losses in his last attempts to get back into the title race. If Oquendo was hoping to prove he is still a contender, he did so against the game and dangerous Joey Abell (240 lbs., 28-6, 27 KO’s) from Coon Rapids, MI. Oquendo has lost some of his speed, but his smarts took over when he found himself in trouble against the hard-punching but less skilled southpaw Abell. Nevertheless, Abell did not give him a moment’s rest as long as the bout lasted. The two were fighting for the WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Title, so Oquendo now has some hardware to offer in his quest for a major fight.

The other action of the evening featured a series of pitched battles between up-and-comers and would-be spoilers. Nick Ramirez was unimpressive  in his professional debut. Meegal Harper struggled to keep his undefeated record intact against the crafty veteran Guy Packer. Donatas Bondorovas stayed calm under heavy fire before launching his own brutal counter-attack against Ramon Valenzuela Jr. David Martin III found a surprisingly durable opponent in Tim Washington. Elijah McCall had a tough time with the larger and surprisingly active Stan Allen. Phillip Triantfillo struggled to launch a consistent offense against the light-punching but busier Emerson Chasing Bear. Mike Jimenez took some heavy shots against granite-chinned Adrian Hermann before finally wearing him down enough to finish. If the hometown fighters were looking for easy wins, they did not get their wishes. There were no opponents on this card; everyone lacing on the gloves came to fight. (continue reading…)

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Weights from Chicago

by on Apr.01, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

8 Count Productions Windy City Fight Night 16, April 1
UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Doors 7pm, First Bell 8pm

Maxell Taylor--Donovan George, Photo Courtesy Tom Barnes, Tomba-Images

Maxell Taylor--Donovan George, Photo Courtesy Tom Barnes, Tomba-Images

Donovan George, 168 vs. Maxell Taylor, 166.5
12 Rounds, Vacant USBA Title
Sergey Kovalev, 174 vs. Julius Fogle, 173
Genaro Mendez, 134 vs. Javier Loya, 134
Joe Linenfelser, 154 vs. Jeremy Marts, 152
Luis Santiago, 148 vs. William Bokhart, 146.5
Jeremias Correa, 128, vs. Anthony Linenfelser, 129
Ramon Valenzuela, 160 vs. William Chouloute, 161.

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Donovan George Headlines Windy City Fight Night 16 this Friday Night at the UIC Pavilion

by on Mar.28, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

040111poster1CHICAGO, IL, March 28, 2011 — World ranked super middleweight Donovan ‘Da Bomb’ George returns to action in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois this Friday night, April 1st, against Baltimore’s Maxell ‘The General’ Taylor at the UIC Pavilion.

The George/Taylor twelve round clash for the vacant USBA Title, headlines WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 16, a sensational seven bout card presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. (continue reading…)

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Ticket Alert: Donovan George Headlines Windy City Fight Night 16 Friday, April 1, at the UIC Pavilion

by on Feb.23, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Adrian Granados, Ramiro Carrillo, Genaro Mendez, Ramon Valenzuela and Joe Linenfelser on Huge Undercard

CHICAGO, IL, February 23, 2011 — Chicago’s finest in professional boxing will once again be on display on Friday, April 1st at the UIC Pavilion as 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, presents WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 16, a sensational evening headlined by the highly anticipated return of super middleweight contender and longtime local fan favorite, Donovan ‘DA BOMB’ George.

Tickets for WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 16, starting at $31 can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster, (, the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and 8 Count Productions (312-226-5800). (Tickets purchased for the originally announced date of March 18th can be used for the new date with no exchange necessary.) (continue reading…)

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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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