Frankie Tafoya Returns To the Ring This Friday Night

Former amateur standout and Chicago fan favorite Frankie Tafoya will return to the professional boxing ring this Friday night, December 14th at DECEMBER FURY, another evening of world class professional boxing presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 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.

The 24 year old Tafoya, 5-0 with three knockouts, returns after a two year absence to face Atlanta’s Oscar De La Cruz, 4-4 (2KO’s) in a lightweight battle.

Said Pesoli, “We’re very happy to have Frankie on our card this Friday. He’s a terrific kid and judging by the fans response the last three weeks they’re very excited to see him back in the ring.”

The Tafoya/De La Cruz bout is featured on the massive nine bout DECEMBER FURY/SOLO BOXEO TECATE event presented by Chicago’s 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated along with TCF Bank, Tecate Beer and AeroMexico, Mexico’s premier airline travel headquarters. The SOLO BOXEO TECATE broadcast will be viewed in 42 US markets and 70 foreign countries.

In the main event at DECEMBER FURY, two time world title challenger Orlando Salido, 29-9-2 (18KO’s) of Sonora, Mexico will face Hector Julio Avila, 39-3 (36KO’s) of the Dominican Republic in a ten round featherweight bout.

The co-main event will pit Miguel “EL ANESTESISTA” Huerta, 25-8-1 (17KO’s) of Mexico City against Puerto Rican Daniel Alicea, 30-6-2 (22KO’s) in a ten round lightweight bout.

The outstanding DECEMBER FURY undercard includes world ranked light heavyweight Tavoris Cloud, bantamweight fan favorite Francisco Rodriguez, middleweight Victor Polyakov and heavyweight Carl Davis.

Also appearing at DECEMBER FURY are newcomers Eric Estrada and Greg Dziubek.

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

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 09.12.2007

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