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Ivan Rodriguez faces Rungea on Friday 13th

CHICAGO - Popular Puerto Rican prospect Ivan Rodriguez returns to the ring in a rematch against Vineash Rungea on Friday, July 13th at Chicago's Congress Theatre as part of SUMMER SIZZLE, an evening of world class professional boxing, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions..

Said Pesoli, “This is a rematch of a terrific bout last year which SOLO BOXEO televised that saw both Rodriguez and Rungea perform very well. We’re happy to have the rematch on our July 13th card at the Congress Theatre.”

Tickets for SUMMER SIZZLE can be purchased in advance by calling the 8 Count Productions office at 312-226-5800. The newly remodeled Congress Theater is conveniently located minutes from downtown Chicago at 2135 N. Milwaukee , just one mile west of the Kennedy Expressway by way of the Armitage Ave. exit. For additional information, please visit their website at www.congresschicago.com

SUMMER SIZZLE is presented by 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated along with TCF Bank and TECATE Beer. The SOLO BOXEO broadcast will be viewed in more than 42 US markets and 70 foreign countries.

The Rodriguez/Rungea super bantamweight bout is a rematch of their hard fought draw, broadcast on SOLO BOXEO, which took place on September 15, 2006 in front of a huge crowd at the Aragon Ballroom.

Rodriguez, 7-3-1 (3KO’s) is coming off a win over Benjamin Orozco on December 1st at Cicero Stadium. His aggressive, all action style has proved to be a favorite amongst Chicago boxing fans.

In Rungea’s last appearance in Chicago , the stylish native of England won a six round decision over Ricky Benavides on January 26, 2007 at Cicero Stadium.


The full SUMMER SIZZLE card is:
Jose Aguiniga vs. Francisco Lorenzo, ten rounds, super featherweights
Wilton Hilario vs. Juan Carlos Martinez, eight rounds, super featherweight
Ivan Rodriguez vs. Vineash Rungea, six rounds, super bantamweights
Francisco Rodriguez vs. TBA, six rounds bantamweights
Miguel Angel Garcia vs. Manuel Sarabia, six rounds, super featherweights
Andrzej Fonfara, vs. Joshua Rodriguez, four rounds, junior middleweights
George Esho vs. TBA, four rounds, junior welterweights

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

The open to the public weigh-in for this event will be held at Chicago ’s Club Aquarius at 7pm on Thursday, July 12th. Club Aquarius, featuring some of the finest Mexican food in Chicago, is located at 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 02.07.2007



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