Yusaf Mack added to April 11 Chicago card

CHICAGO, IL (April 3, 2008) Super middleweight contender Yusaf Mack has been added to THE ODEUM RUMBLE, an evening of world class professional boxing set for Friday, April 11th, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. The 28 year old Mack, a native of Philadelphia, PA, will square off against Mexican veteran Ernesto Zamora in a scheduled eight round bout. Both fighters will be making their first appearances in Chicago..

Mack, 23-2-2 with fourteen knockouts, is coming off a terrific battle with world title challenger Librado Andrade on October 7, 2006 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. In an all-action fight Mack drilled Andrade with a devastating left hook in the first round, sending the granite chinned Mexican down hard and fast. Andrade recovered and was able to earn a stoppage in the seventh round with repeated body shots in a fight that Mack was winning on all three scorecards.

Sonora, Mexico native Zamora brings a record of 15-13 with eleven knockouts into the bout with Mack.

Said Pesoli, “Mack is a world class, highly skilled boxer. In his last fight he showed the courage of a lion and boxed beautifully after knocking Andrade down in the first round. We’re thrilled to bring him to Chicago for our fans."

The seven bout event is headlined by a terrific junior middleweight clash between Chicago based veterans Luciano Perez and Carlos Molina. The cross-town showdown between the Mexican natives is scheduled for eight rounds.

The full bout card for THE ODEUM RUMBLE is

Luciano Perez vs. Carlos Molina, eight rounds, junior middleweights
Yusaf Mack vs. Ernesto Zamora, eight rounds, light heavyweights
David Torres vs. TBA, eight rounds, lightweights
Andrzej Fonfara vs. Manny Castillo, six rounds, middleweights
Ivan Popoca vs. TBA, five rounds, welterweights
Terry Martin vs. Ricardo Upchurch, four rounds, cruiserweights,
Ikem Orji vs. Juan Gonzalez, four rounds, lightweights

Along with 8 Count Productions, THE ODEUM RUMBLE is presented by Miller Lite, TCF Bank and AeroMexico, the premier travel source in Mexico.

The Master of Ceremonies for THE ODEUM RUMBLE will be ring announcer Thomas Treiber.

The Odeum Sports and Expo Center is conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown Chicago at 1033 N. Villa Avenue in Villa Park and is easily accessible from the Eisenhower expressway in addition to toll roads 355 and 294. Specific directions and further information can be found on their website at

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the 8 Count Productions box office at 312-226-5800. Doors will open on the night of the fight at 7pm, with the first bell at 8pm.

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 04.04.2008

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