Jimenez Fights In Chicago On June 1

Puerto Rican super featherweight prospect Daniel Jimenez will battle veteran Angel Chacon on Friday, June 1st at Cicero Stadium in the ten round co-main event at TEST OF COURAGE, another evening of world class professional boxing, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions. Said Pesoli, “I saw Jimenez beat Vicente Escobedo a year ago and Angel Recio at the end of last year. He’s a very skilled, entertaining fighter and someone that many boxing people tell me is a future champion..

TEST OF COURAGE is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING along with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and TCF Bank.

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.

The twenty six year old Jimenez, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is trained by Evangelista Cotto, uncle and trainer of world champion Miguel Cotto. He brings a record of 16-1-1 (10KO’s) and is undefeated since losing his pro debut in 2000.

In his last bout on December 8, 2006, Jimenez knocked out previously undefeated Angel Recio in the ninth round winning the WBO NABO Super Featherweight Title.

Chacon, 30-7-2 (15KO’s) is a former world title challenger whose career includes wins over John Michael Johnson and Emmanuel Lucero. Additionally, he has gone the distance with former world champion Oscar Larios.

TEST OF COURAGE is headlined by a world class welterweight bout between former world title challenger Ben Tackie of Ghana and highly regarded prospect Freddy Hernandez of Mexico City.

The full TEST OF COURAGE card is;

Freddy Hernandez vs. Ben Tackie, ten rounds, welterweights
Daniel Jimenez vs. Angel Chacon, ten rounds, super featherweights
Jose Manuel Ortega vs. TBA, six rounds, junior welterweights
Victor Polyakov vs. Rene Luis Sierra, six rounds, middleweights
Jorge Gonzalez vs. TBA, six rounds, junior middleweights
Jose Angel Rodriguez vs. TBA, six rounds, junior middleweights
Ivan Popoca vs. Guadalupe Diaz, four rounds, welterweights
Leon Green vs. Gustavo Palacios, four rounds, welterweights

More information on this event will be announced shortly.

The open to the public weigh-in for this event will take place on Thursday, May 31st at 7pm at Club Aquarius, 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 20.05.2007

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