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David Diaz vs. Robert Frankel on Jan 28

ormer WBC Lightweight Champion David Diaz will battle Denver based spoiler Robert “Red Hot” Frankel on Friday, January 28th in the ten round main event at WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 15, a sensational evening of professional boxing hosted by Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. A longtime Chicagoland fan favorite, Diaz, 35-3-1 (17KO’s), heads back home where many of his biggest victories have come since turning professional. In his last area bout on September 26, 2009, Diaz battered former world champion Jesus Chavez enroute to a ten round decision in front of a huge crowd at the UIC Pavilion..

Diaz also defeated boxing legend Erik Morales in defense of his WBC Lightweight Title on August 4, 2007, in front of a packed house at the Allstate Arena.

Most recently Diaz challenged Mexican veteran Humberto Soto for the vacant WBC Lightweight Title on March 13th at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in front of a crowd of over 51,000. The action packed twelve round war, won by Soto, was the co-main event to boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao’s world title defense against Joshua Clottey.

Diaz is promoted by Top Rank Incorporated.

Frankel, 27-9-1 (4KO’s), is riding a six bout winning streak, including wins against notables including Ricardo Dominguez, Bobby Pacquiao, Ramon Montano and Derrick Campos.

A professional for seven years, Frankel has also faced world ranked fighters Lamont Peterson, Dmitriy Salita, Henry Bruseles and Michael Stewart throughout his career.

Presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 15 also features outstanding Chicago based prospects; light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, 15-2-1 (6KO’s), undefeated welterweight Jaime Herrera, 5-0-0 (3KO’s), hard hitting welterweight Achour Esho, 9-0-0 (6KO’s), exciting newcomer, junior welterweight Genaro Mendez, 3-0-0 (2KO’s) and former amateur standout, junior welterweight Ramiro Carrillo, 3-0-0 (2KO’s),

Rounding out the card, outstanding undefeated Russian prospects, junior welterweight Aslanbek Kozaev, 13-0-0 (5KO’s) and welterweight Anton Novikov, 18-0-0 (6KO’s), are scheduled in separate six round bouts.

More information on this exciting evening of professional boxing will be announced shortly.

Advance tickets starting at $31 are available through the 8 Count Productions office (312-226-5800), Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) and the UIC Pavilion box office (312-413-5740).

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine, just one block south of the Eisenhower Expressway. For further information, please visit their website at www.uicpavilion.com. The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.

8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland.

Fighters currently under the 8 Count Productions banner include; super middleweight contender Donovan “DA BOMB” George, junior welterweight prospect Ivan Popoca, light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, featherweight Jose Hernandez, welterweight Jaime Herrera and junior middleweight Luciano Perez.

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 28.12.2010



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