Louis “Knock” Turner Back In Action On March 28th In Chicago

Middleweight prospect Louis “KNOCK” Turner will return to the ring on Friday, March 28th at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom at UNDISPUTED, an evening of world class professional boxing presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and A-TEAM Boxing along with Miller Lite and AeroMexico, the premier source of travel in Mexico..

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.

Chicago based Turner, 11-1 (7KO’s) will battle Mexican veteran Jesus Valverde, 21-14 (16KO's) in a scheduled eight round bout. In his last bout, Turner thrilled the fans at the Sears Centre on October 13, 2007 engaging in an action packed war with former world title challenger Angel “TORO” Hernandez that ESPN’s Dan Rafael listed amongst his “Fight of the Year” candidates calling it “pure violence disguised as a legal boxing match.” The Turner/Hernandez bout took place on the undercard of the HBO televised lightweight title bout between Juan Diaz and Julio Diaz.

Speaking from his training camp in St. Louis, MO where he is working with junior middleweight world champion Cory Spinks, Turner discussed his return to the ring.

“I’m thrilled to be fighting back in Chicago. The fans loved my fight against ‘TORO’ but I could have made the fight a little easier and took the decision.

I know that Valverde is a tough Mexican fighter, but I’m well prepared and looking to put on a terrific performance on March 28th” said the 26 year old former Chicago Golden Gloves champion.

Valverde’s thirteen year pro career includes battles with world champions; Kermit Cintron and Carlos Quintana as well as notables Yuri Foreman and Teddy Reid along with The Contender’s Ahmed Kaddour and Donnie McCrary.

UNDISPUTED is headlined by a twelve round USBA/NABO/NABA light heavyweight title bout between undefeated Tallahassee, Florida native Tavoris Cloud, 17-0 (16KO’s) facing off against Mike Wood, 19-6-1 (11KO’s) of St. Louis, MO. Cloud is currently world ranked # 5 by the IBF, #9 by the WBO and # 12 by the WBA.

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 22 year old newcomer Johnny “THE BULLDOG” Suarez who is scheduled in a four round bout. The Burbank, California resident carries a record of 1-0-1 (1KO).

More information on this card including additional bouts will be announced shortly.

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 21.03.2008

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