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Gonzales & Hopkins in Main Event Showdown on June 18th

07.06.04 - Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions' in association with Lou Duva's Duva Boxing are proud to announce full details of UNDEFEATED, a spectacular lineup of professional boxing at the DePaul Athletic Center on Friday, June 18th broadcast live on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights.

Fight fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

Headlining the action packed card is a ten round junior welterweight showdown between two highly regarded unbeaten prospects looking to break into the top 20 world rankings as Chicagoan Al "Speedy" Gonzales, (14-0-1, 7KO's) takes on Philadelphia's Demetrius Hopkins, (14-0-1, 6KO's). Hopkins is managed by his uncle, World Middleweight Champion, Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins.

The press conference for this event will be held on Wednesday, June 16th at Via Carducci's Italian Eatery, 1419 W. Fullerton in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago at 7pm.

The weigh-in will be held on Thursday June 17th at Liberty Auto Center, 1000 E. Park Ave. in Libertyville, IL at 7pm.

Other bouts on the card include;

Kendall Holt, (15-0, 11KO's) vs Tommy Davis, (8-1, 4KO's), 8 rounds, junior welterweights
David Estrada, (4-1, 2KO's) vs Shay Mobley, (6-2-1, 2KO's) 6 rounds, middleweights
Tommy Bach, (1-0) vs Danny Schlienz, (4-4-1, 3KO's), 4 rounds lightweights
Sammy Merza, (13-0, 10KO's) vs TBA, 4 rounds, middleweights
Jermaine White, (2-0, 1KO) vs TBA, 4 rounds lightweights

The DePaul Athletic Center is located at 2323 N. Sheffield in Chicago, doors open at 7pm, first bell is at 8pm.

Article posted on 07.06.2004



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