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Angel Hernandez returns to the ring on May 11th

Chicago boxing favorite Angel “TORO” Hernandez returns to the ring on Friday, May 11th to battle Kendall Gould at Cicero Stadium as the special feature attraction of MANO A MANO, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions. HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXINGb MANO A MANO, another evening of world class professional boxing, is presented by 8 Count Productions along with TCF Bank and Miller Beer..

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. Tickets are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

The thirty one year old Hernandez, 27-6 (16KO’s) has been amongst Chicago’s most popular fighters since bursting onto the scene in 1996, fighting numerous world class fighters in nationally televised bouts.

Said Pesoli, “The fans love Toro. He’s been in some terrific battles and he truly exemplifies a Mexican warrior in the ring with his never quit attitude. He’s had some time off the last couple of years but has been training diligently at our place (JABB Boxing Gym).”

Hernandez holds wins over former world champion Frankie Randall and former world title challengers J.C. Candelo and Anthony Jones over his eleven year career.

In his 14th professional bout he battled former world champion Wilfredo Rivera over ten outstanding rounds of boxing, dropping a very close decision in a non-televised war that has been talked about for years as one of the finest in Chicago boxing history.

In February 2004, Hernandez’s most recent nationally televised bout, TORO battled former world title challenger Raymond Joval at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona for eight rounds before the bout was stopped on cuts due to an accidental headbutt from Joval in the 4th round.

Although bleeding from the 5th round on, Hernandez pressed the action and strongly protested the stoppage which resulted in a split technical decision for Joval.

In 2003, Hernandez battled world champions Winky Wright and Kassim Ouma, losing a close decision to Wright in Las Vegas while seemingly beating Ouma only to lose a very narrow split decision at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. .

The full MANO A MANO fight card is;

Tavoris Cloud vs. Jim Strohl, ten rounds, light heavyweights

Carl Davis vs. Zack Page, ten rounds, heavyweights

Angel Hernandez vs. Kendall Gould, six rounds, middleweights

Leo Martinez vs. TBA, six rounds, lightweights

Jeff Curran vs. Guadalupe Diaz, four rounds, junior middleweights

More information on this event will be announced shortly.

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

The weigh-in for MANO A MANO will take place at 7pm on Thursday, May, 10th 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 04.05.2007



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