Andrade-O'Brien and Ornelas-Contreras on Saturday
LOS ANGELES, August 22 - After traveling the world and doing battle in Denmark, Canada and Germany, fighting brothers Librado Andrade and Enrique Ornelas have one stamp missing stamp in their fistic passports - their native Mexico.
Article posted on 23.08.2011
In the 12 round main event, Andrade will face Canada's Matt O'Brien for the vacant WBC Intercontinental Super Middleweight Title. The co-feature will pit Ornelas against Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico's Alfredo Contreras in a 10 round light heavyweight contest. August 27 will mark the ninth time the brothers from Jesus del Monte, Guanajuato have competed on the same card, compiling an impressive 16-2 combined record in those fights.
The doubleheader headlines a scheduled 11 fight event presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with ESA and Leon Tijuana Boxing and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 5:00pm, the first fight begins at 6:00pm and the Televisa broadcast begins at 10:30pm CT.
The fights will also be available in the United States as AT&T* is exclusively delivering the series across three screens (TV, Online and Mobile) to AT&T U-verse members. The August 27 U-verse broadcasts will air live at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT on AT&T U-verse® TV, U-verse Online at www.att.net/boxeo and, for subscribers to the U-verse Live TV mobile application, on qualifying mobile phones.**
Tickets priced at 400 pesos, 200 pesos, 100 pesos and 50 pesos are available for purchase online at www.eticket.com.mx or La Feria Box Office.
Rugged super middleweight contender Librado Andrade (29-4, 22 KO's) has long been one of boxing's top rated contenders and is a hard-charging battler with thudding power to change a fight with just one swing of his fist. A 12-year professional, Andrade has challenged for the 168-pound world title against champions Mikkel Kessler and Lucian Bute (twice) and even though he fell short of victory, the lessons he's learned will help him get back to the top sooner rather than later. He is coming off of a tough decision loss to Aaron Pryor Jr. in May, but the 32-year old is reinvigorated by the fact that his comeback is beginning in Guanajuato.
Quesnel, British Columbia's Matt O'Brien (18-2, 8 KO's) has split two fights since moving to the super middleweight division and expects to hand Andrade his second straight defeat on August 27. Owner of a decade of professional experience, the 34-year old's time to shine is now and he plans on capitalizing on this opportunity.
The younger brother of Andrade, 30-year-old Enrique Ornelas (31-7, 20 KO's) has the same aggressive style as his older sibling and some believe he packs an even bigger punch. Considering that six of his last seven wins have come by way of knockout, it's not that far-fetched a notion. Having competed with fighters like current World Champions Bernard Hopkins and Robert Stieglitz as well as Bronco McKart and Marco Antonio Rubio, Ornelas has the skill, power and world-class experience to give anyone a tough night.
26-year-old Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico native Alfredo "Galan" Contreras (10-11-3, 4 KO's) has faced 12 unbeaten fighters in his six-year professional career, including Anthony Dirrell, George Groves, David Lemieux and Marco Antonio Periban, and the hard-charging brawler is planning to bring all he has when he gets in the ring with Ornelas. In July, Contreras battled to a hard-fought draw with Kevin Riding-In and, a little over 30 days later, he will aim for the upset against the well-traveled Ornelas.
STACKED UNDERCARD SET FOR CHICAGO'S "SÓLO BOXEO TECATE" ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 AT THE UIC PAVILION IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO, IL (August 22, 2011) - Chicago boxing fans are anxiously counting down the days to the return of "SÓLO BOXEO TECATE": WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 18 on Friday, August 26 at the UIC Pavilion and with good reason, as Golden Boy Promotions and 8 Count Productions are bringing a sensational undercard to Chicago.
The main event pits undefeated former amateur standouts, Frankie Gomez, (10-0, 8 KO's) of East Los Angeles and Chicago's Adrian "EL Tigre" Granados, (6-0-1, 4 KO's) in an eight round junior welterweight battle.
In the televised co-main event, lightweight Omar "Panterita" Figueroa (13-0-1, 9 KO's) will put his undefeated record on the line against the battle-tested Marcos Herrera (6-6-1, 2KO's)) of Arvada, Colorado.
Fighting out of South Texas town of Weslaco, 21-year-old Figueroa will be making his second appearance at the UIC Pavilion. In his last bout in the Windy City, he stopped Anthony Woods in the second round on December 12, 2009 on the undercard of the Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz vs. Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi bout. Figueroa is coming off of a hard-fought eight round decision win over Eric Cruz on June 17 in Hidalgo, Texas.
The upset-minded Herrera will look to get back in the win column, having gone the distance with undefeated Irish top prospect Jamie Kavanagh on July 23 in Las Vegas, dropping a hotly contested six round decision.
Two rising stars in welterweight division will see action in separate bouts as Chicago's Luis Santiago (2-1, 1 KO) faces Clifford "The Magician" McPherson (2-4-1, 1 KO) of Cleveland, Ohio in a four round battle and pro debuting Daniel Sotelo challenges Hinckley, Minnesota's Ronnie Fuentez (0-1).
Also appearing in separate bouts will be two undefeated prospects in hard-hitting, Emanuel Steward trained, junior middleweight Tony Harrison (3-0, 3 KO's) of Detroit, Michigan and Chicago-based junior featherweight Juan Carlos Fernandez (1-0-1). Harrison and Fernandez are scheduled in separate four round fights against opponents to be determined.
As part of FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT, advance tickets for "SÓLO BOXEO TECATE": WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 18 are priced at just $36 (Floor Level) and $31 (General Admission), and are now on sale through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), the UIC Pavilion Boxing Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions Office (312-226-5800).
WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 18 is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and 8 Count Productions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. Doors open at the UIC Pavilion at 7:00pm, the first bell rings at 7:30pm and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30pm ET / PT (10:30pm CT). Fans at home can also be part of the action by voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character during the telecast by sending a text message to 55333.
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.
Tecate, cerveza con carácter, is the largest beer brand to sponsor boxing matches in the U.S. Part of its commitment to make boxing accessible to consumers is the title sponsorship of "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," which creates an opportunity for local fans to witness some of the most exhilarating fights by today's up-and-coming prospects. Additionally, Tecate has been a primary supporter of Golden Boy Promotions' marquee events since 2007, and has launched a variety of initiatives to ensure consumers are part of the boxing experience, including boxer autograph signing sessions, commemorative cans, PPV mail-in rebate offers, and most recently the launch of a mobile museum "Tecate Museo de Boxeo," which showcases decades of the most memorable moments in the sport.
TICKET ALERT!!!!!!! 8 COUNT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS RUMBLE IN PAR-A-DICE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
PEORIA, IL (August 22, 2011) Tickets are now on sale for RUMBLE IN PAR-A-DICE, an action packed evening of professional boxing set for Saturday, September 10th at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino in East Peoria, Illinois.
Presented in association with Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, advance tickets priced at $40 and $20 may be purchased at the Hotel Front Desk or by calling 309-698-6083.
Headlining RUMBLE IN PAR-A-DICE will be a sensational middleweight clash featuring Lithuanian prospect Donatas Bondoravas and Mexican- American Adam Leal of Nogales, Arizona.
A fan favorite since moving to Chicago two years ago, the aggressive, all -action Bondoravas, 13-3-1 (3KO’s) is coming off his finest win of his of his career, a sensational six round decision over long time Detroit based contender Marlon Thomas on July 15th in Chicago.
The heavy-handed Leal, sporting a record of 8-3-0 (7KO’s), is coming off an eight round stoppage of Rosario Escalante on March 26th in Sonora, Mexico.
In the co-main event, ladies in the featherweight division will face off in an eight rounder as Chicago’s Evette Collazo challenges Jackie Trivilino of Plattsburgh, New York.
The 23-year-old Collazo, 4-2-0 (2KO’s), will have her huge crowd of Windy City supporters on hand as she looks to add to her win total.
Fighting out of Plattsburgh, New York, Trivilino 6-3-2 (1KO) returns to action following a hard fought majority decision loss to Nydia Feliciano on April 15th for the New York State Featherweight Title.
Middleweights will see action in a special feature attraction as knockout artist Josh Crouch of Schererville, Indiana challenges St. Louis’ Lamar “The Prince of Pain” Harris.
Crouch has scored all eight of his wins by knockout, stopping Eddie Gates in the fifth round on July 30th in Gary, Indiana.
Harris is best known for engaging in two outstanding wars last year with cross-town rival Ryan Davis, the first a six round draw in January followed by a very close, eight round decision loss in June.
In a six round featherweight cross-state showdown, Minnesota based veteran road warriors Antwan Robertson and Hassan Wasswa will look to settle their score for the last two years.
Rounding out the card is the highly anticipated pro debut of 24-year-old light heavyweight Junior Wright. A three-time Chicago Golden Gloves Champion and a highly decorated national amateur fighting out of Evanston, Illinois, Wright will compete in a scheduled four rounder against an opponent to be announced.
Par-A-Dice is located off of Rt. 116 at 21 Blackjack Blvd in East Peoria, IL and offers 26,000 square feet of gaming with nearly 1,200 slot machines and 27 table games. Par-A-Dice also offers several food venues including Boyd’s Steakhouse, Options Buffet, and Nelson’s Deli.
Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana
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 George, light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, junior welterweight prospects Ivan Popoca, Adrian Granados and Ramiro Carrillo along with welterweights Achour Esho and Jaime Herrera.
For more information on 8 Count Productions please visit their new website, www.8countproductions.com. Follow them on Twitter at 8_Count and Facebook at “8 Count Productions”.
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