The Contender's Rudy Cisneros Battles In Chicago

10.04.07 - Chicago fan favorite Rudy Cisneros returns to the ring this Friday night, April 13th at Cicero Stadium to battle Leshon Sims as part of RESURRECTION, another evening of world class professional boxing presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. RESURRECTION, is presented by 8 Count Productions, along with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated, TCF Bank and TECATE Beer. Cicero Stadium is 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..

The heavy handed Cisneros, 9-2 (8KO’s) is coming off a second round destruction of Rudy Lovato on December 22, 2006 at Cicero Stadium. Los Angeles native Sims, 4-4 (2KO’s) is a main stay on the burgeoning Southern California boxing scene.

Said Pesoli, “We’re very happy to have Rudy back on our card. The packed house was thrilled to welcome him back this past December.”

The full RESURRECTION card is as follows,

Cruz Carbajal vs. Francisco Lorenzo, twelve rounds, super featherweights

Carlos Vinan vs. Carlos Madrid, eight rounds, lightweights

Donovan George vs. Alberto Mercedes, six rounds, super middleweights

Rudy Cisneros vs. Leshon Sims, six rounds, junior middleweights

Ivan Popoca vs. Gustavo Palacios, four rounds, welterweights

Andrzej Fonfara vs. Justin Danforth, four rounds, welterweights

The weigh-in for this event will take place on Thursday, April 12th at 7pm at Club Aquarius at 2459 N. Pulaski on the northwest side of Chicago.

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 and

Article posted on 11.04.2007

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