Victor Polyakov Back In Action This Friday

Undefeated Russian middleweight prospect Victor Polyakov returns to action in Chicago this Friday night, June 1st at Cicero Stadium as he takes on Puerto Rican prospect Rene Luis Sierra in a six round bout at TEST OF COURAGE, another evening of world class professional boxing presented by 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING..

Polyakov, 3-0 with three knockouts, stunned the crowd at PAR A DICE Casino in East Peoria, IL on April 7th with a devastating second round knockout of William Deets-Quintana. The 25 year old Polyakov had an outstanding international amateur career and has quickly built a reputation as a pro with his terrific skills and power in both hands.

The 24 year old Sierra, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, brings a record of 4-2-1 (2KO’s) into the bout with Polyakov.

Said Pesoli, “Victor is a terrific prospect, he had an excellent amateur background and is very serious about his pro career. Sierra is a tough prospect from Puerto Rico and this should be an excellent six rounder.”

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 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. Bruce Burkhardt, six rounds, junior middleweights

Jose Angel Rodriguez vs. Juan Pablo Montes de Oca, 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 28.05.2007

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