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Fonfara Vs. Rincon In Chicago On Feb 15th

Junior middleweights Andrzej Fonfara and Francisco Rincon will battle in a special feature attraction bout on February 15th at CELEBRATION, a terrific evening of world class professional boxing at Cicero Stadium, presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated..

CELEBRATION marks the 10th anniversary of Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.

Tickets for CELEBRATION are available in advance by calling the 8 Count Productions offices at 312-226-5800. 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.

A native of Warsaw, Poland, now living in Chicago, Fonfara, 8-1 (3KO’s) has built a huge following in Chicago since making his pro debut in June of 2006. The 20 year old former amateur standout is coming off a crowd pleasing first round knockout of Dave Saunders on November 16, 2007 at Cicero Stadium.

With four straight wins in 2007, Fonfara is looking to start 2008 in similar fashion and continue his rise amongst the hottest young prospects in boxing.

Rincon, born in Coahuila, Mexico, currently residing in Dallas, Texas

has fought three times in Chicago including wins over tough veterans Gilbert Venegas and Fabian Luque. He also holds a decision win over rising Bronx, New York, prospect Frankie Figueroa.

In his most recent bout in Chicago, the 24 year old Rincon and Chicago fan favorite Luciano Perez thrilled the packed house at the Aragon Ballroom on August 25, 2006 with a memorable “blood and guts” battle that left both warriors widely respected in the Chicago boxing community in their off-TV war.

Said Pesoli about the Fonfara/Rincon bout, ‘This is a real solid test for Fonfara, he gets better each time out. However, Rincon is a true Mexican warrior who will battle every second of every round. Our fans are in for a terrific fight as both guys have much to gain with a victory.”

The full fight card for CELEBRATION is;

Mike Alvarado vs. Jesus Rodriguez, ten rounds, junior welterweights

Alejandro Perez vs. Jorge Cardenas, eight rounds, super bantamweights

Francisco Rodriguez vs. Andre Wilson, eight rounds, bantamweights

Andrzej Fonfara vs. Francisco Rincon, six rounds, junior middleweights

Freddie Cuevas vs. Victor Villareal, six rounds, middleweights

Ivan Popoca vs. Guadalupe Diaz, four rounds, junior welterweights

The open to the public weigh-in will be held at 7pm on Thursday, February 14th at Club Aquarius, 2459 N. Pulaski on the Northwest side of Chicago.

Along with Chicago’s 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated, CELEBRATION is presented by TCF Bank, Tecate Beer and AeroMexico, Mexico’s premier airline travel headquarters. The SOLO BOXEO TECATE broadcast will be viewed in 42 US markets and 70 foreign countries.

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

8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 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.

Article posted on 06.02.2008



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