Nacho Beristain Brings Mares To Chicago For World Title Fight On Friday

18.04.07 - World renowned trainer Nacho Beristain brings his latest charge, undefeated bantamweight prospect Abner Mares to Chicago this Friday night, April 20th in a world title showdown against veteran Angel Priolo at Cicero Stadium. The Mares/Priolo WBO NABO world title bout headlines JUDGEMENT DAY, another action packed evening of world class professional boxing presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions along with 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. Tickets are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

2007 has been a terrific year for Beristain, thought by many in boxing as amongst the finest trainers in the world. In March, the Marquez brothers, Rafael and Juan Manuel won world championships at junior featherweight and junior lightweight, respectively. Beristain also trained legendary Hall of Famers Ricardo Lopez and Daniel Zaragoza during their illustrious careers.

Said Pesoli, “Nacho is a terrific trainer, he’s been with the Marquez brothers their whole careers and they both are outstanding fighters and true warriors in the sport.

We’ve had Abner on our cards in the past and we’re thrilled to bring him back for our fans again. Having Nacho in his corner is a great move for his career.”

The full JUDGEMENT DAY card is

Abner Mares vs. Angel Priolo, 12 rounds, bantamweights,

WBO NABO bantamweight title

Mike Nevitt vs. Otis Griffin, 12 rounds, light heavyweights,

WBO NABO light heavyweight title

Jonathan Oquendo vs. Oscar Andrade, ten rounds, super bantamweights

Miguel Hernandez vs. TBA, middleweights, six rounds

Trinidad Garcia vs. Jesse Barbot, junior middleweights, six rounds

Deividas Nekrasas vs. Larry Carter, cruiserweights, four rounds

Luis Pelayo vs. David Del Valle, super bantamweights, four rounds

More information on this event will be announced shortly.

The weigh-in for this event will take place on Thursday, April 19th as Las Islas Marias, 6550 W. Fullerton on the northwest side of Chicago 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 and

Article posted on 18.04.2007

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