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Nevitt/Griffin This Friday Night In Chicago

16.04.07 - Chicago's undefeated light heavyweight Mike “TENSION” Nevitt will face FOX-TV’s The Next Great Champ winner Otis “Triple OG” Griffin for the WBO NABO world championship this Friday night, April 20th, at Cicero Stadium in the featured attraction of JUDGEMENT DAY. JUDGEMENT DAY, an evening of world class professional boxing is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions along with TCF Bank and TECATE Beer..

Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie, just minutes from the Eisenhower and Stevenson Expressways. Doors for this event will open at 5:30pm with the first bell at 6:30pm. Tickets are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

Nevitt, 14-0 with five knockouts has become one of Chicago’s most popular fighters since turning pro five years ago. The two time World Kickboxing Champion's appearances are amongst the most hotly anticipated in the sport featuring a lights out ring walk of AC/DC’s Hells Bells.

In his last fight, Nevitt thrilled the huge St. Patrick’s Day crowd at Cicero Stadium with a dominating victory over Shawn Hammack.

Since winning The Next Great Champ in 2004, Griffin has supplanted himself as one of the most popular rising stars in boxing. His most recent battle was a decision win over Marcus Pernell on February 9, 2007 at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona.

The Nevitt/Griffin showdown will take place promptly at 9pm and will not be part of the SOLO BOXEO broadcast.

Said Pesoli of the bout, “I’m thrilled to give Mike this opportunity for a world title shot. Griffin is a very good fighter but Mike is always in terrific shape and this should be an excellent battle on an already action packed card.

Mike is very popular and we’re expecting a huge turnout on Friday night. The match up truly exemplifies a “fan’s fight” as only those in attendance will be able to see this world title bout.”


The full JUDGEMENT DAY card is

Abner Mares vs. Angel Priolo, 12 rounds, bantamweights,

WBO NABO bantamweight title

Mike Nevitt vs. Otis Griffin, 12 rounds, light heavyweights,

WBO NABO light heavyweight title

Jonathan Oquendo vs. Oscar Andrade, ten rounds, super bantamweights

Miguel Hernandez vs. TBA, middleweights, six rounds

Trinidad Garcia vs. Jesse Barbot, junior middleweights, six rounds

Deividas Nekrasas vs. Larry Carter, cruiserweights, four rounds

Luis Pelayo vs. TBA, super bantamweights, four rounds

More information on this event will be announced shortly.

The weigh-in for this event will take place on Thursday, April 19th as Las Islas Marias, 6550 W. Fullerton on the northwest side of Chicago at 7pm.

The Master of Ceremonies for this event will be the internationally recognized voice of Latino boxing, Lupe Contreras.

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 17.04.2007



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