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Jeffrey Resto vs Roberto Valenzuela on March 16

08.03.07 -Welterweight prospect Jeffrey Resto will take on Roberto Valenzuela in a special attraction bout at MARCH MAYHEM on March 16th at Cicero Stadium, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions. MARCH MAYHEM, another evening of world class professional boxing is presented by 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING along with TCF Bank and Miller Lite. Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie, just minutes from the Eisenhower and Stevenson Expressways. Doors for this event will open at 7:00pm with the first bell at 8:00pm. Advanced tickets can be obtained by calling 312-226-5800..

Resto, from the Bronx, New York, sports a record of 19-2 with thirteen knockouts,

his most recent win being a tenth round knockout of Michael Warrick at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on April 28, 2005. He also holds wins over Emmanuel Clottey and former world champion Livingstone Bramble.

Mexican native Valenzuela brings a record of 38-29-2 (34KOís) into the scheduled six rounder. His fifteen year career includes battles with Jose Luis Castillo, Demetrius Hopkins, Ben Tackie, Michael Stewart and Henry Crawford.

Said Pesoli, ďRestoís has been off for a while, but Iíve seen him fight a few times, heís got terrific skills and is very popular in New York City. Iím very happy to bring him to Chicago and I think our fans will really enjoy seeing him.Ē

The full MARCH MAYHEM card is as follows;

Mike Nevitt vs. Shawn Hammack, eight rounds, light heavyweights

Juan Carlos Martinez vs. Kenny Humphrey, eight rounds, super featherweights

Jeffrey Resto vs. Roberto Valenzuela, six rounds, welterweights

Luciano Perez vs. Ramiro Rivera, six rounds, welterweights

Leo Martinez vs. Reggie Sanders, six rounds, lightweights

Rita Figueroa vs. TBA, six rounds lightweights


Master of Ceremonies for this event will be nationally known ring announcer Thomas Treiber.

The weigh-in for MARCH MAYHEM will take place at 7pm on Thursday, March 15th at Club Aquarius, 2459 N. Pulaski on the northwest side of Chicago. 8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1997 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland. In 2003, Pesoli along with former featherweight contender Mike Garcia opened JABB Boxing Gym, a 6,000 square foot venue dedicated to the finest Chicagoland boxers of all talent levels.

To view the seating chart and poster for this event or for more information on 8 Count Productions and JABB Boxing Gym, please visit www.8countproductions.com and www.jabbboxinggym.com

Article posted on 09.03.2007



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