Tavoris Cloud Returns To Chicago On Dec14th

Undefeated and world ranked light heavyweight Tavoris Cloud of Tallahassee, Florida will return to the ring at DECEMBER FURY on Friday, December 14th at Cicero Stadium, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING..

Advance tickets for DECEMBER FURY are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800. 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.

Cloud, 16-0 with 15 knockouts, is currently world ranked # 10 by the IBF and # 14 by the WBO.

In his most recent battle, Cloud knocked out Jose Luis Herrera in the fifth round at Chicagoís Congress Theatre on August 24th. The full bout including the devastating KO can be viewed at

Speaking from his training camp in Miami, the 25 year old Cloud spoke of his knockout of Herrera, ďWe were both similar in skills so it was a good matchup. After he cut me with the head butt in the 4th round, I stepped on the gas in the 5th and drilled him with an overhand right which caused the stoppage. Iím not sure it was my best performance, Iíll leave others to judge that after viewing the bout.Ē

Continued Cloud, ďIím getting better each time out but I donít really consider myself a knockout artist. Iím more of a pressure fight and that with my power in both hands, my array of punches and my solid chin Iím ready for anyone at 175.Ē

In regards to his specific plans for the future the modest Cloud stated, ďIím happy to be in the rankings of the IBF and WBO and Iím ready to fight anyone ahead of me. Thereís no one specific, if theyíre above me I want to get in the ring with them and find out whose better. Iím expecting 2008 to be a big year for me and Iím more than ready for it.Ē

More information on Cloudís fight at DECEMBER FURY will be announced shortly.

The massive nine bout DECEMBER FURY is headlined by a ten round featherweight battle featuring two time world title challenger Orlando Salido, 28-9-2 (18KOís) of Sonora, Mexico squaring off against Hector Julio Avila, 39-3 (36KOís) of the Dominican Republic.

The co-main event is a ten round lightweight bout between Mexico CityĎs Miguel ďEL ANESTESISTAĒ Huerta, 25-8-1 and Puerto Rican Daniel Alicea, 30-6-2 (22KOís).

Also appearing on the DECEMBER FURY undercard in separate bouts are Chicago favorites Francisco Rodriguez, Victor Polyakov, Francisco Tafoya and Carl Davis along with newcomers Eric Estrada and Greg Dziubek.

The Master of Ceremonies for DECEMBER FURY will be Lupe Contreras, the internationally recognized voice of Latino boxing.

Along with Dominic Pesoliís 8 Count Productions and Bob Arumís Top Rank Incorporated, DECEMBER FURY is presented by TCF Bank, Tecate Beer and AeroMexico, Mexicoís premier airline travel headquarters. The SOLO BOXEO broadcast will be viewed in 42 US markets and 70 foreign countries.

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 02.12.2007

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