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Calvin Brock/Terry Smith in Heavy Showdown at DePaul on May 15th

07.05.04 - Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions teams up with Kathy Duva's Main Events on Saturday, May 15th for a huge Saturday afternoon of professional boxing at the DePaul Athletic Center in Chicago. Tickets, starting at $25, can be purchased by calling 312-226-5800. Fight fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to ensure entry on the afternoon of the show.

Headlining the televised portion of the card on NBC is a heavyweight showdown featuring two hard hitting undefeated contenders, Calvin Brock, 20-0 (18) of Charlotte, North Carolina and Terry Smith, 20-0-1 (15) of Little Rock, AR in a scheduled ten round bout.

Co-headlining the card is an eight round junior middleweight bout between two fast rising prospects, Sergio Mora, 11-0 (3) of East Los Angeles, CA and Les Ralston, 13-0 (7) of Buffalo, NY.

In a special featured attraction, opening the Telemundo televised portion of the card is the return of Chicago fight fan favorite, undefeated junior welterweight David Diaz, 23-0 (12) against former world champion Ener Julio of Cartagena, Columbia in a ten round bout.

Also appearing on the card is local KO artist Luciano "El Gallo Bravo" Perez, 7-0 (6) against Manuel Reyes, 4-4 (2) of Othello, WA in a scheduled six round affair.

Additional bouts include middleweights, "Macho" Miguel Hernandez 9-1 (7) of Chicago, IL and
Anthony Hanshaw, 15-0 (10) of Mansfield, OH in separate six round bouts.

More information on these bouts will be available shortly. The DePaul Athletic Center is located at 2323 N. Sheffield in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago. Doors open at 11:30am, first bell is 12:15pm

David Diaz will hold an open-to-the-public workout this Saturday afternoon at 12:00pm at the JABB Boxing Gym, 410 N. Oakley, 2nd Floor, on the near northwest side of Chicago. For further information contact JABB at 312-733-5222. Tickets for the Saturday May 15th boxing card will be on sale at the workout.

Article posted on 07.05.2004



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