Tavoris Cloud Storms Back to Chicago on March 28th

World ranked light heavyweight prospect Tavoris Cloud returns to Chicago on Friday, March 28th as he takes on Mike Wood in the twelve round main event at UNDISPUTED, an evening of world class professional boxing at the Aragon Ballroom presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, as well as A-TEAM Boxing and Miller Lite..

The Aragon Ballroom is located at 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., adjacent to the corner of Broadway and Lawrence on the north side of Chicago . Tickets can be obtained in advance through Ticketmaster at 312-559-1212 or or by calling the 8 Count Productions’ office at 312-226-5800. Doors for this event will open at 7pm with the first bell scheduled for 8pm.

Tallahassee, Florida native Cloud, amongst the fastest rising stars in boxing, has impressively run his undefeated record to 17-0 with sixteen knockouts. Cloud ended 2007 with two of his most impressive performances, a fifth round knockout of Jose Luis Herrera on August 24th at the Congress Theatre and a third round stoppage of Jake Rodriguez on December 14th at Cicero Stadium, both of which can be viewed at

Cloud is currently world ranked # 12 by the WBA, #9 by the IBF and # 9 by the WBO.

Wood of St. Louis, Missouri brings a record of 19-6-1 (11KO’s) into the battle with Cloud and is riding a three bout winning streak. The scheduled twelve round bout will be for the USBA light heavyweight title.

Said Pesoli, “Tavoris is on the fast track to a world title bout in 2008. The Chicago fight fans have been very supportive of him and we’re very excited to bring him back on March 28th.”

The co-main event at UNDISPUTED features former Chicago Golden Gloves champion Louis “KNOCK” Turner, 11-1 (7KO’s), battling heavy handed Mexican veteran Jesus Valverde, 21-14-1 with sixteen knockouts, in a scheduled eight round middleweight bout.

In a special feature attraction Chicago based heavyweight Carl “IRON FIST” Davis will take on Rochester , New York ’s Jermell Barnes in an eight round bout. Davis brings a record of 10-2 with eight knockouts into the bout with Barnes, 18-15-2 (4KO’s).

Also featured at UNDISPUTED is Chicago ’s world ranked female boxing sensation, Rita “LA GUERA” Figueroa. The undefeated junior welterweight Figueroa, 10-0 with three knockouts, is scheduled in a six round bout.

More information on this card will be announced shortly.

Along with Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions and A TEAM Boxing, UNDISPUTED is presented by Miller Lite and AeroMexico, Mexico ’s premier airline travel headquarters.

The Master of Ceremonies for UNDISPUTED will be ring announcer Thomas Treiber.

8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 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 05.03.2008

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