News: James McGirt Jr, 8 Count Productions, James 'Quick Draw' DuBois

VERO BEACH, Florida (October 14, 2008) – How a pro boxer responds to adversity usually separates contenders from pretenders. Highly-regarded world middleweight prospect James McGirt, Jr. (19-1, 9 KOs), coming off of his first career loss, passed his first major test June 25 on national television, winning a unanimous 10-round decision against former IBO and WBU middleweight champion Raymond “Hallelujah” Joval (37-5, 16 KOs)..

McGirt, who returns to the ring November 11 on “Bad Boys” (Glen Johnson and Edision Miranda headline the card in separate bouts) against an opponent to be determined in Hollywood (FL), successfully bounced back from his first pro loss in April to Carlos DeLeon, Jr., serving as a valuable lesson for James who had floored DeLeon at the end of the sixth round, only to get careless going for a knockout in the seventh and consequently getting stopped himself.

McGirt has started to establish his own identity, somewhat breaking from the shadows of his father and head trainer, 2-time world champion James “Buddy” McGirt – James doesn’t use the nickname “Buddy” – with his win against Joval that catapulted him into the No. 8 spot in The Ring magazine’s ratings, as well as No. 14 in the latest World Boxing Council rankings.

“I felt better about myself after the Joval fight,” James said, “but it didn’t erase the loss (to DeLeon). But I did beat The Ring’s No. 8 rated middleweight (Joval). I beat a well experienced fighter, but I still have to whoop Carlos DeLeon so I can sleep good again at night.”

McGirt recently shifted training camp from Vero Beach to Las Vegas, where his father is preparing Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi for his November 22nd showdown against Ricky Hatton. “I’ve had a real good training camp and it’s going to get even better in Las Vegas,” James remarked. “I don’t know who I’m fighting but it doesn’t matter. Whoever it is, he’s going to have to worry about me. Paulie’s getting ready for his big fight with Hatton. My dad is his trainer, so I’m going where he is, and I respect that. I need to get away anyway. I’ve been home too long. I’ll be working harder out there and will be able to focus even more. It’s going to help get me in the right frame of mind with five weeks to go so I can go kick some butt. I can promise you this: I will be ready to fight on November 11th.”


CHICAGO, IL (October 14, 2008) “CICERO FURY” the upcoming professional boxing event set for this Friday night at Cicero Stadium, has been rescheduled for Friday, November 14th, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.

“We had a couple of fighters suffer minor injuries while training which affected the card. Over the last ten years Chicagoland fight fans have come to expect the highest quality events from 8 Count and that has always been our commitment to them.

We regret the rescheduling but want to assure our fans that the November 14th card will continue to exemplify THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING”, said Pesoli..

More information on the November 14th card will be announced very shortly. Tickets purchased for the October 17th card will be honored on the new date.

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

James “Quick Draw” DuBois Makes Cestus Management Debut ; October 25

Cestus Managements new signing; undefeated James "Quick Draw" Dubois will make his Cestus debut on October 25, 2008, at the Township Auditorium in Columbus, South Caroline. "Quick Draw" DuBois was a former Texas, national, and United States Armed Forces amateur boxing sensation; will be fighting on the under card of the Standing 8 Productions “Explosion over the Midlands” boxing event. DuBois (6-0) will take on South Carolina ’s own Darryl Watson in a six round contest. The fight is sure to entertain the local boxing fans as DuBois, is an imaculate slick and mobile boxer with punching power in both fists, who is ready to make his Cestus Management debut in grand style .

“Quick Draw” had this to say about his pending battle, “My whole life I’ve served the America people with loyalty and respect. From being a soldier in the U.S. Military to working full-time as a fireman for the San Antonio (Texas) Fire Department, I have given myself to the great citizens of this great country. On October 25, I will also give myself to the great fans of Columbus , South Carolina , as they will witness a complete boxing clinic.” DuBois continued, “I am so ready and confident in myself and now that i have Cestus Management guiding my career i feel like an unstopable powerhouse, the boxing world will soon witness the talent and abilities that i possess.”

Gina Iacovou, who manages James DuBois, said, “We (Cestus) are thrilled that James that has become a Cestus Management fighter; as he has real star potential and amazing boxing ability. When we (Cestus) were contacted by DuBois about possibly managing him and I sat down and watched some videos of his fights, I turned to Mike (Michael) and said this guy can really fight. Upon further review of his amateur background, I knew that James had all of the pedigree and talent needed to succeed in this sport.” Iacovou added, “Cestus Management is proud to represent a man like James DuBois who is a former U.S. Soldier and is now a Fireman and also an outstanding individual; who I know has a tremendous future in the boxing world.”

Cestus Management’s Founder Mike Michael said of James, “DuBois is an amazing talent and has all of the ingrediants of what it takes to be one of the top fighters in this business. His amateur resume speaks for itself as James was a highly decorated amateur boxer with great skills and awesome natural ability.” Michael continued, “I truly believe that James, who is undefeated in six fights, will be on the fast track to boxings highest levels now that we at Cestus Management are putting our winning formula behind him. So all that is left to say is; lock the doors and run for cover, because there will be a shoot out in South Carolina; as James “Quick Draw” DuBois will prove that he is the fastet gun in town and is going to put on a hell of a performance.

Don't miss Explosion over the Midlands on Fox Sports TV where the fight card will feature a fabulous fight line up with top ten world contender Jean Paul Mendy vs Jason Naugler in the main event and Tarvis Simms vs Gabriel Rosado in the co-main event and a hole host of electrifying undercard fights.

Cestus Management is located in Vineland, New Jersey, and works with fighters of distinction from all across the world. For further information, media or otherwise, log onto

Article posted on 13.10.2008

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