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Diaz and Martinez headline Superbrawl Showdown on Jan. 30th

12.01.04 - Dominic Pesoli and 8 Count Productions are proud to announce two huge boxing cards to kick off 2004 in style for Chicago area fight fans. Tickets for both cards to be held at the DePaul Athletic Center start at $25 and can be ordered by calling 312-226-5800. The DePaul Athletic Center is located at 2323 N. Sheffield in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago, doors open at 7pm with the first bell for both nights at 8pm.

On January 30th, world ranked junior welterweight David Diaz, 22-0 (12) headlines the Superbrawl Showdown as he returns to the ring in a scheduled eight rounder. Diaz is coming off a unanimous decision win over Frankie Sanchez last month. Also appearing on the card in a separate eight round junior welterweight affair is local favorite Rocky "The Mexican Kid" Martinez, 39-9-1 (20).

The wall to wall action packed card also features Chicago KO artist, welterweight Luciano "Manos de Piedra" Perez, 4-0 (4) and hot junior middleweight prospect "Macho" Miguel Hernandez, 5-1 (4) in separate six round bouts.

Rounding out the card is the pro debut of long time amateur tough guy, heavyweight Patrick Thelan and junior middleweight "Irish" Matt McCarthy in separate four round bouts.

More information on this card will be available shortly.

In association with Top Rank Incorporated, we are proud to present the first ever Chicago appearance of former junior middleweight champion, "Yory Boy" Campas, 80-6 (68) as he headlines our card on February 27th in a scheduled ten round affair. Co-headlining the card is another appearance by Chicago's most exciting fighter, welterweight Al "Speedy" Gonzales, 13-0 (7). Gonzales came back from a six month layoff in December taking a unanimous decision over Carlos Navarez. Big things are in store for "Speedy" in 2004 and it all starts on February 27th. Much more information on this card will be announced shortly.

For these and other upcoming shows, 8 Count Productions is looking to assist local fights fans in securing their prime seat location by selling season tickets. For more information on this excellent opportunity call 312-226-5800.

With the recent opening of JAAB Boxing Gym, Chicago's finest professional and amateur boxers now have a new home to train. Currently training at JAAB is David Diaz, Luciano Perez, Rocky "The Mexican Kid" Martinez, 2000 US Olympian Michael Bennett and Gabriel Rodriguez amongst others. Under the guidance of former world ranked flyweight Mike "The Fly" Garcia, JAAB offers very reasonable monthly memberships and day rates in addition to classes and camps for amateurs and novices. For more information call 312-733-JABB (5222). JAAB is located at 410 N. Oakley, near the intersection of Grand and Western in Chicago.

Article posted on 12.01.2004



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