Chicago's Polyakov Bringing Kryptonite For Superman March 14th

Undefeated middleweight prospect Victor “THE UKRAINIAN TIGER” Polyakov will face Derrick “SUPERMAN” Findley at Cicero Stadium on Friday, March 14th as part of MARCH BADNESS, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING..

Tickets for MARCH BADNESS 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 member of the 2004 Ukrainian Olympic team, the 26 year old Polyakov,7-0 with six knockouts, has thrilled Chicago crowds with his stunning power since turning professional in November 2006.

Said Pesoli, starting his second decade of promoting with the MARCH BADNESS event, “This is a very good test for Victor, it’s his first eight rounder and in Findley he’s facing a real tough kid with a lot more pro experience. We’re expecting Victor to have a huge 2008 and this fight is hopefully the first step in that direction.”

Said the Chicago based Polyakov, “I’ve got the Kryptonite ready for Superman. He’s a very solid fighter and I’ve been working hard in preparation for my fight with him. The Chicago fight fans have been terrific to me and I’m looking forward to putting on a great performance.”

In his last bout, which can be viewed on, Polyakov scored a devastating first round knockout of Brad Hill on December 14, 2007.

A resident of Gary, Indiana, the 23 year old Findley, 10-2 (6KO’s), has won four in a row since battling 2004 US Olympian Gold Medal winner Andre Ward in November 2006, dropping a six round decision.

This is Findley’s second appearance at Cicero Stadium, his first being a six round war with Jorge Gonzalez on February 17, 2006 which was broadcast on SOLO BOXEO. He is promoted by Octavius James’ Merrillville, Indiana based One In A Million Incorporated. .

MARCH BADNESS is headlined by an outstanding lightweight clash between former world champion Javier “EL Chatito” Jauregui and world ranked contender Miguel “EL Anestesista “Huerta.

Along with Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated, MARCH BADNESS 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 full MARCH BADNESS card is as follows;

Javier Jauregui vs. Miguel Huerta, twelve rounds, lightweights

Brandon Rios vs. Alvin Brown, eight rounds, lightweights

Victor Polyakov vs. Derrick Findley, eight rounds, middleweights

Leo Martinez vs. Jose Navarette, six rounds, lightweights

Gadiel Andaluz vs. Nick Arellano, four rounds, lightweights

Eric Estrada vs. TBA, four rounds, super bantamweights

Javier Estrada vs. TBA, four rounds lightweights

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

The open to the public weigh-in for MARCH BADNESS will take place on Thursday, March 13th at 7pm at EL Jimador Restaurant, 1600 N. Mannheim Rd in Stone Park, just north of Lake St.

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.

To view the seating chart and poster for this event or for more information on 8 Count Productions and JABB Boxing Gym, please visit and

For more information on Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated, please visit

Article posted on 01.03.2008

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