Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions presents an evening of world-class professional boxing this Friday night, August 25th, at the air-conditioned Aragon Ballroom.
Newly crowned WBC interim Lightweight World Champion David Diaz will be honored during this evening of six outstanding bouts. Diaz, who won his title with a stunning 10th round TKO of Jose Armando Santa Cruz on Saturday, August 12th in Las Vegas as part of the HBO PPV broadcast, will return to the scene of two of his biggest wins, over Jaime Rangel and Silverio Ortiz.
“We’ve got a terrific evening of boxing planned and knowing how much our fans love David, we’ve decided to make this a welcome home party for him after his huge win,” said Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.
“Our main event is a great featherweight matchup between Jose Hernandez (20-3, 13 KO’s) and Lenny DeVictoria, (8-4, 2 KO’s) from Philadelphia. Jose’s looking to stay in the win column following his win over Anthony Martinez this past June and DeVictoria is a typical ‘tough as nails’ type of kid from Philadelphia.
“The co-main is a true welterweight showdown between Luciano Perez, (13-4-1, 12 KO’s) and Francisco Rincon, 11-3 (6 KO’s) of Dallas. Our fans love warriors like Jose and Luciano and they’re both in against very good fighters which should make for a couple of terrific fights.
“Our undercard features heavyweight Mike Mollo, Rita Figueroa, Barbaro Zepeda and a kid who made his pro debut with a fantastic knockout at our last show, Ashour Esho. Our fans have seen Rita and Barbaro fight often on our shows and they’re always in great fights.
“From top to bottom, our matchmaker Jerry Alfano has put together six very competitive bouts which is what our fans want and we’ve become known for.”
The full card is as follows;
Jose Hernandez vs. Lenny DeVictoria, 8 rounds, featherweights
Luciano Perez vs. Francisco Rincon, 8 rounds, welterweights
Barbaro Zepeda vs. Yamin Mohammed, 8 rounds, featherweights
Mike Mollo vs. Willie Walker, 6 rounds, heavyweights
Rita Figueroa vs. Leora Jackson, 6 rounds, lightweights
Ashour Esho vs. Will Diamond, 6 rounds, super lightweights
The weigh-in is open to the public and will take place on Thursday, August 24th, at Marisco El Veneno Restaurant, 6651 S. Pulaski starting at 7pm.
The Aragon Ballroom is located at 1106 W. Lawrence Avenue on the north side of Chicago. Doors for this event will open at 7pm; with the first bell scheduled for 8pm. Tickets starting at $25 are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800.
To view the poster and seating chart for this event or for more information on 8 Count Productions and the 6,000 square foot JABB Boxing Gym, please visit www.8countproductions.com and www.jabbboxinggym.com.