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Diaz in toughest fight vs. Augustus on Jan. 30th at Super Brawl Showdown

19.01.04 - Dominic Pesoli and 8 Count Productions, the Midwest’s premier boxing promoter, is proud to announce further details of two huge action packed cards taking place at the DePaul Athletic Center as they kick off another monster year for Chicagoland’s fight fans. After setting house attendance records in 2003, 8 Count Productions promises even bigger and better events for its rapidly growing loyal fan base. Tickets for both shows, starting at $25 can be purchased by calling 312-226-5800. The DePaul Athletic Center is located at 2323 N. Sheffield in the Lincoln Park area of the Windy City. Bell time for both shows is 8pm, doors at 7pm.

Undefeated junior welterweight David Diaz, currently ranked #6 in the world, seeks to continue his dominant rise to a future world championship match in 2004 as he takes on the toughest fighter in the division, Emmanuel Augustus headlining Superbrawl Showdown. Taking on Micky Ward in 2001, Augustus lost a very close decision on ESPN2 in Ring Magazine’s Fight of the Year. Formerly the IBF Inter-Continental Champion, Augustus has been in huge battles with the likes of current undisputed lightweight champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., current junior lightweight champion Jesus Chavez, former world champions Leonardo Dorin, John-John Molina, Teddy Reid, Antonio Diaz, Diobelys Hurtado and Ivan Robinson. Mayweather Jr. has gone on record as saying his war with Augustus three years ago was the toughest fight of his career as both fighters slugged through a bloody match on HBO. No question, Augustus provides Diaz with his toughest challenge as sparks should fly early in this crossroads battle.

Also appearing at Superbrawl Showdown on January 30th is local favorite Rocky '"The Mexican Kid" Martinez, fast rising prospect “Macho” Miguel Hernandez and KO artist Luciano “El Gallo Bravo” Perez. Further information on these and other bouts will be announced shortly.

On Friday, February 27th, 8 Count Productions teams up with one of boxing biggest promoters, Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated to bring former junior middleweight world champion Luis “Yory Boy” Campas to Chicago in his first local appearance as he headlines a big night of battle. Co-headlining the card is a bout that promises wall to wall action from the opening bell as Al "Speedy' Gonzales takes on his toughest opponent, Las Vegas native Jessie Feliciano in a scheduled eight round battle. With both combatants having the reputation of swinging fast and hard from the opening bell, fight fans should witness unprecedented action from the opening bell. Speaking of the bout this past weekend, Gonzales stated “he’s the Vegas badass who’s coming to rip my head off and I’m down with tearing him apart so let’s hit it.”

Also appearing on the card is the return of classy junior middleweight Freddie Cuevas to the local ring. Additional information on these and other bouts will be available shortly.

Season tickets are now available for these and other big 8 Count Productions shows by calling 312-226-5800.

Fight fans are encouraged to reserve their seat for a great year of action from the Midwest’s premier boxing promoter.

Article posted on 19.01.2004



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