'Ukranian Tiger' Polyakov to Fight Friday Night in Cicero

Hard punching middleweight prospect Victor Polyakov will complete his successful 2007 campaign this Friday night, December 14th, at Cicero Stadium in one of the featured bouts 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 the massive nine bout DECEMBER FURY card 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.

Polyakov, 6-0 with five knockouts, will be competing in his fifth bout this year, an exciting stretch that has seen the “UKRAINIAN TIGER” thrill Chicagoland audiences at venues including the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, PAR A DICE Casino in Peoria and Cicero Stadium.

In his last bout on October 19th, Polyakov stunned the Cicero Stadium crowd with a devastating second round knockout of veteran Corey Budd.

Said Pesoli, “Victor is a terrific prospect. He’s continued to improve with each outing and the fight fans in Chicago have made him one of their favorites. We’re looking forward to a terrific performance from him on Friday night and have great plans for him in 2008.”

Polyakov will be featured at DECEMBER FURY in a scheduled six rounder. More information on this bout will be announced shortly.

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 also includes world ranked light heavyweight Tavoris Cloud, bantamweight fan favorite Francisco Rodriguez, lightweight Frankie Tafoya 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.

The massive nine bout DECEMBER FURY/SOLO BOXEO TECATE event is 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.

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 13.12.2007

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