Cloud vs Gonzalez Tickets Go On Sale

CHICAGO, IL, (JULY 7, 2008) Tickets are now on sale for HARD EIGHT, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing, headlined by the Light Heavyweight IBF Title Eliminator clash between undefeated contender Tavoris Cloud and former world champion Julio Gonzalez set for Friday, August 8th at the Aragon Ballroom to be broadcast on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights..

HARD EIGHT is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, along with Chicago-based A-TEAM MANAGEMENT. Advance tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster ( or 312-559-1212. Doors for this event will open at 6:00pm with the first bell at 7:00pm.

The undercard includes Emanuel Steward trained Irish middleweight prospect Andy Lee, Chicago heavyweight Carl “IRON FIST” Davis and former lightweight world title challenger Oscar “EL Artista” Leon. Much more information on this event will be announced shortly.

The 26 year old Cloud of Tallahassee, Florida, brings an unbeaten record of 18-0 with seventeen knockouts into the battle with Gonzalez. Most recently he destroyed Mike Wood in the first round on March 28, 2008 in front of a packed Aragon Ballroom. In his most explosive outing which took place on August 24, 2007, Cloud, cut badly from a head butt in the fourth round, devastatingly knocked out Jose Luis Herrera in the fifth round at Chicago’s Congress Theater.

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A native of Guerrero Negro, Mexico, now residing in Huntington Beach, California, the 31 year old Gonzalez sports a record of 41-5 with 25 knockouts. He is coming off a very close split decision loss to former world champion Reggie Johnson on February 23, 2008 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Along with battles with Johnson and Michalczewski, he has also fought world champions Roy Jones Jr., Clinton Woods (twice), Montell Griffin, and Zsolt Erdei.

Article posted on 07.07.2008

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