8 Count Productions Signs Francisco Rodriguez

CHICAGO'S 8 Count Productions has signed bantamweight prospect Francisco Rodriguez to an exclusive promotional contract, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions. The 23 year old Rodriguez, born and raised in Chicago , sports a record of 8-1 with six knockouts.. His illustrious amateur career includes a first place finish at the 2001 National Championships, a third place finish at the 2000 National Championships in addition to being a five time Chicago Golden Gloves Champion.

Said Rodriguez, 的知 very happy to sign with 8 Count. Dominic does a terrific job with his fighters and events and I知 looking forward to getting back in the ring on July 13th.

I want to be a world champion from Chicago like David Diaz and I知 confident 8 Count can help me achieve that. The fans in Chicago have been terrific to me and I知 looking forward to performing in front of them. Although I haven稚 fought in a while, I致e been training diligently over the last five months and I知 in great shape.

About future opponents, Rodriguez said, "Down the road I'd like to fight Raul Martinez. We missed each other a few times in the amateurs but I look forward to fighting him."

Said Pesoli, 選知 very happy to sign Francisco, he痴 a highly skilled fighter with a terrific following here in Chicago . He痴 a great addition to the 8 Count roster and I look forward to working with him towards achieving his goal of world champion."

Rodriguez is trained by his father Evaristo Rodriguez and brother Tito Rodriguez. He is managed by his brother Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez痴 ring walk is amongst the most entertaining in boxing featuring a full percussion band which fills the Chicago arenas he has fought in.

The next 8 Count Productions event, SUMMER SIZZLE at the Congress Theater in Chicago on July 13th will feature Rodriguez in a six round bout. Tickets can be obtained in advance by calling 312-226-5800. For more information please visit

8 Count Productions roster includes world rated and undefeated light heavyweight Tavoris Cloud, all action featherweight Jose Hernandez, undefeated lightweight prospect Mike Gonzalez, welterweight warrior Gilbert Venegas, Chicago favorites middleweight MACHO Miguel Hernandez and welterweight Luciano Perez, as well as former amateur standouts, the Gonzalez brothers Jimmy and Jorge.

Also on the 8 Count Productions roster are junior middleweight Freddie Cuevas, welterweight Francisco Rincon, undefeated female slugger Rita Figueroa, former NBA standout Kendall Gill and light heavyweight Mike Nevitt.

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.

Article posted on 19.06.2007

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