Henry Coyle battles in Chicago on Friday May 9th

CHICAGO, IL (April 24, 2008) Chicago based Irish prospect Henry “THE WESTERN WARRIOR” Coyle will battle Billings, Montana veteran Ben Aragon in a special attraction eight round junior middleweight bout at BATTLE FOR PRIDE on Friday, May 9th at Cicero Stadium..

BATTLE FOR PRIDE, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and Octavius James’ One In A Million Incorporated along with Miller Lite, TCF Bank and AeroMexico, the premier travel source to Mexico.


Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the 8 Count Productions box office at 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 7:00pm with the first bell at 8:00pm.

Said Pesoli, “Chicago fight fans, particularly the Irish have really taken a liking to Henry. He’s a tough kid who loves to trade in the middle of the ring. This is his first eight rounder and he’s in against a solid veteran so it’s a true test for Henry.”

The heavy handed Coyle, 6-1 with six knockouts, made his pro debut with a first round knockout of Jason Collazo at Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2007 at a huge New York City St. Patrick’s Day Celebration card headlined by Irish boxing star John Duddy.

In his last Chicago fight, Coyle thrilled the packed Cicero Stadium with a first round knockout of Guy Packer on November 16, 2007. Since then “THE WESTERN WARRIOR” has been on the road knocking out two additional opponents.

Aragon, 7-9-2 with five knockouts, has already had a busy 2008 having fought three times with a 1-1-1 (1KO) record. With vastly more experience, the Billings, Montana resident should prove to be a very tough test for Coyle.

The main event at BATTLE FOR PRIDE features Chicago fan favorite and Season 3 contestant on ESPN’s The Contender, MACHO Miguel Hernandez in a crosstown showdown against fellow Chicagoan “SUPERMAN” Derrick Findley in a middleweight bout.

The co-main event at BATTLE FOR PRIDE will feature the return of bantamweight prospect Francisco “EL NINO AZTECA” Rodriguez. The

23 year old Rodriguez, 11-2 with seven knockouts, is looking to rebound after the controversial stoppage loss of his most recent bout with Andre Wilson on February 15th at Cicero Stadium. More information on this bout will be announced shortly.

The undercard will feature popular Chicago prospects, super bantamweight Eric Estrada, 3-0 (1KO) and lightweight Gadiel Andaluz, 2-0 (KO’s).

Estrada wlll square off against Ronnie Howell, 1-1, of Cincinnati while Andaluz will battle fellow undefeated prospect Jose Mandujano 2-0 (1KO) of Detroit, Michigan, each in four round bouts.

The weigh-in for the BATTLE FOR PRIDE event will take place on Thursday, May 8th at 7pm at Team Doctors Chiropractic Treatment and Training Center of Champions located at 6432 S. Pulaski on the South Side of Chicago. Further information can be obtained at

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

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Article posted on 25.04.2008

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