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8 Count & 'Golden Boy' Team Up for Massive Show in 'Cicero Chill' This Friday

November 8, 2006 -- Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions and Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions have teamed up once again to present CICERO CHILL, another outstanding evening of world class professional boxing this Friday night, November 10th. The eight bout CICERO CHILL event, broadcast internationally on SOLO BOXEO De Miller, takes place at Cicero Stadium, 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. Tickets, starting at $30, are on sale in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

Said De La Hoya about the upcoming event, "What can I say about working with 8 Count Productions other than the fact that they are a first class organization that puts the fighters and the fans first when they put on their shows, and the results speak for themselves.

We've worked with 8 Count several times and the shows just keep getting better and better. Chicago is a great fight town and the boxing fans there always make us feel welcome."

Headlining the evening is a twelve round USBA featherweight title fight between Mexico City's Martin "El Brochas" Honorio and Tanzanian native Rogers "The Tiger" Mtagwa.

Co-headlining the card is an eight round super featherweight bout between 2004 US Olympian Vicente Escobedo and Ramon Guevara.

Said Pesoli about the evening, "This is a terrific event for our fans. I'm very happy to work with Oscar and his team on this event. In the last year Oscar's brought some great talent to Chicago.

"He's put together an outstanding main event and our fans will also get to see some outstanding prospects including Escobedo, Tavoris Cloud, Mike Gonzalez and Rudy Cisneros. Add on bouts with Zepeda and the Polish prospects, Fonfara and Polakov and we've got a great show with 55 scheduled rounds of boxing."

The full CICERO CHILL fight card is:

Rogers Mtagwa vs. Martin Honorio, twelve rounds, featherweights
USBA Featherweight Title
Tavoris Cloud vs. Douglas Lafontsee, eight rounds, light heavyweights
Vicente Escobedo vs. Ramon Guevara, eight rounds, super featherweights
Mike Gonzalez vs. Marcus Brashears, six rounds, lightweights
Rudy Cisneros vs. Earl Jackson, six rounds, junior middleweights
Barbaro Zepeda vs. Hassan Wasswa, six rounds, featherweights
Andrzej Fonfara vs. Calvin Pitts, five rounds, welterweights
Victor Polakov vs. TBA, four rounds, middleweights

The open to the public weigh-in for this event will be held on Thursday November 9 at Las Islas Maria's Restaurant located at 6550 W. Fullerton in the Brickyard Mall on the northwest side of Chicago, starting at 7pm.

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

8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1997 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 www.8countproductions.com and www.jabbboxinggym.com

For more information on Golden Boy Promotions and Vicente Escobedo, please visit

www.goldenboypromotions.com

Article posted on 08.11.2006



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