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Boxing News: Luciano Perez, Gee Culmer, Ahmed Samir

CHICAGO, IL (September 8, 2008) Former amateur standout Noe Perez, brother of Chicago’s blood and guts warrior Luciano Perez, will make his professional debut on Friday, September 19th at Cicero Stadium, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING..

The 19 year old Perez, a 2008 Chicago Golden Gloves champion, will battle Nick Arellano in a four round lightweight bout which has just been added to “ LIBERTY ”, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing which is part of Cicero ’s huge Mexican Independence Day celebration.

Said Pesoli, “I’ve watched Noe for the last few years as an amateur and have been very impressed. He’s done a terrific job as an amateur and I’m anxious to see how he does in the pro ranks. Luciano is amongst the most popular fighters in Chicago and I think the fans will like what they see from Noe.”

Tickets for “ LIBERTY ”, presented along with Budweiser, TCF Bank, Aero Mexico, Jack Daniels, EL Jimador Tequila, Grossinger Auto Group, ABT Electronics and New York Jewelers, are on sale in advance by calling the 8 Count Productions office at 312-226-5800. Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie .. Doors for this event will open at 7pm with the first bell scheduled for 8pm..

Headlining the “ LIBERTY ” card is an eight round junior welterweight bout between Sonora , Mexico ’s Ramon Montano and Bayamon , Puerto Rico native Mike Gonzalez.

The 26 year old Montano, now living in Las Vegas , NV , sports a record of 15-5-2 since turning professional five years ago. Most recently he battled then WBC Lightweight Champion David Diaz on March 15th in Las Vegas , losing a hard fought majority decision. Other notable names on his record include world ranked Dmitriy Salita (DRAW-8) and Americo Santos (W-SD8).

The heavy handed Gonzalez, 10-4-1 (9KO’s) now based in Milwaukee , Wisconsin , splashed onto the local boxing scene three years ago and quickly ran off a string of eight wins, all by knockout.

Most recently Gonzalez has fought against some of the best prospects in boxing, losing hard fought battles to Jorge Teron and Joel Torres both in their hometown of New York City . In his last local fight, Gonzalez devastatingly knocked out Jaime Alvarado in April 2007 at the PAR-A-DICE Casino in East Peoria , IL .

The co-main event features the return of Chicago fan favorite Luciano “EL MICHOACAN” Perez taking on Puerto Rico ’s Devin Lopez in a junior middleweight bout.

Perez, 15-8-1 (13KO’s), returns to Cicero Stadium where he has fought successfully twice before, a third round knockout of John Vaughn in March 2007 and a SOLO BOXEO televised knockout of Carson Jones in February 2006.

Two years ago, Perez battled fellow Mexican Francisco Rincon at the Aragon Ballroom in one of Chicago most action packed fights in recent years. The blood filled war, featuring continuous power shots from both warriors, was won by Perez as he rallied to win the fight in the last two rounds.

In his last major bout, Perez battled former world champion Carlos Baldomir at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon , California , losing a highly disputed ten round majority decision which was also broadcast on SOLO BOXEO.

Lopez, now fighting out of Hammond , Indiana , brings a record of 7-3-1 (6KO’s). He had won three in a row before being stopped by Aaron Pryor Jr. earlier this year.

In a special feature attraction undefeated Chicago light heavyweight Gerald Taylor, 4-0-1 (2KO’s) will look to continue his winning ways against Denver, Colorado’s Satya Williams, 2-0 (1KO) in a scheduled six round bout. Taylor is coming off a four round unanimous decision win over previously undefeated Walter Foster on July 11th at the Aragon Ballroom.

In a four round lightweight bout, Chicago based fighters Miguel Angel Figueroa and Jeff “THE BIG FROG” Curran will open the night’s proceedings.

More information on this card will be announced shortly.

The public weigh-in for “ LIBERTY ” will take place at TCF Bank/ Melrose Park at 1440 W. North Ave. at 7pm on Thursday, September 18th.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be nationally known boxing 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.


Gee Culmer, Ready To Rumble In Philly This Friday

Super middleweight warlord, Gee Culmer (14-1-0), returns to his old stomping ground - The Legendary Blue Horizon - on Friday 12th September to do battle in 'The Gold Team Special' event with fellow Philadelphian Jameel Wilson (13-14-3). This will be the first fight for Culmer since his decision victory over the Indianapolis hard man Mustafah Johnson back in April this year.

Culmer, who is trained by Buster (Percy Custus) at the James Shuler Memorial Gym in Phildelphia, is not taking this fight lightly. The memories of his battle with Johnson back in April are clearly playing their part.

Taking a break after sparring with his close friend and gym-mate, Jamaal 'Da Truth' Davis, a very confident Culmer said "I'm training harder than ever before. I'm stronger, faster and totally focused. I'm going to dominate from the start. I'm going in hard and fast, there'll be no messing about. I know I'm the best super middleweight around and will prove it on Friday. This will be the fight of the night."

Also featured on the fightcard at The Legendary Blue Horizon on Friday will be a welterweight contest between debutees Daryl Jones and William Porter. Another debut follows, this time for local featherweight Derek Bivins against Maryland's Darrell Martin (2-5-0). Next on the card is a lightweight contest between Philadelphia's own Gerald Smith (3-0-0) against Geraldo Robles (2-7-0) from Topanga, California. Following Gee's big fight with Jameel Wilson is a cruiserweight battle between the sensational, unbeaten, Ran Nakash (14-0-0, 10 by way of Knockout) from
Haifa, Israel and Philadelphia's Larry Robinson (10-3-O 7 KOs). Headlining the show is local hero Steve Upsher (17-1-1) in a light welterweight contest with fellow Philadelphian Kevin Carmody (10-10-2)

Location:

The Gold Card Special
@ The Legendary Blue Horizon
1314 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia. PA


Cruiserweight Ahmed Samir to fight September 26th

NEW YORK 09 September 2008: Optimum Sports Agency is proud to announce the addition of Ahmed Samir to their stable of fighters.

Egyptian born Ahmed arrived in the United States as part of the Egyptian National boxing team to compete in the 2007 World Amateur Championships in Chicago. Yet before the championships began, Ahmed abandoned the team in search of a new life for himself in the US as a professional prize fighter.

Ahmed has had an extensive amateur career finishing with an outstanding record of 198-13 including 95 international fights with an international record of 85-10

Ahmed represented Egypt with distinction winning gold at such prestigious events as the 2007 All African Games in Algeria, the 2007 Arab Championships in Tunisia and the 2006 Jordan International Championships.

Ahmed had his first professional fight in February of this year at the famous Blue Horizon in Philadelphia winning a unanimous decision against Kamarah Pasley which got his career off to the right start. This was soon followed up with a win against Pedro Martinez in May in which he was unlucky not to get the stoppage win. He dropped his foe twice in the opening round but Martinez was tough and held on to lose a unanimous decision to Ahmed.

Ahmed resides in New York and trains at the renowned Gleason’s gym under the guidance of Dillan Carew who has recently taken over the training duties of Ahmed.

Ahmed is scheduled to fight again on the 26th of September at the Huntington Hilton in Long Island, New York against Andrew Hutchinson.

Ahmed is managed by Optimum Sports Agency’s Damon de Berry, who says “we are delighted to represent Ahmed. He has the right attitude and ability to go a long way at either Cruiserweight or Heavyweight. We have him fighting on the 26th September and then we will look to have him fighting more frequently after that”

Ahmed Samir has just started his professional career and is determined to make it even more successful than his amateur career. Optimum Sports Agency is excited to be a part of this young prospect’s rise and looks forward to showcasing his talents.

Article posted on 08.09.2008



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