News: Margarito vs Mosley; James DeGale; Rodriguez vs Daniels

World Boxing Association welterweight world champion ANTONIO MARGARITO and three-division world champion SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY will host a news conference announcing their world welterweight title fight promoted by Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, Margarito vs. Mosley will take place on Saturday, January 24, at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The 12-round welterweight championship bout will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10 p.m. ET /7 p.m. PT..


Olympian James DeGale is desperate to make his professional debut after tasting the incredible big fight atmosphere on Saturday night at the ExCeL London.

The 2008 Olympic middleweight champion was part of a capacity crowd in London's Docklands to see Amir Khan knock out Oisin Fagan inside two rounds.

And he says the experience has made him even keener for his first bow in the professional ranks.

DeGale, 23, signed professional terms with promoter Frank Warren last week, and will have his first fight as a professional in February.

Fellow Olympians Billy Joe Saunders and Frankie Gavin will also be on the card.

"The atmosphere at the ExCeL was wicked," said DeGale.

"Amir Khan showed what a great fighter he is, and I'd love to get the crowd going in the same way he does.

"Their reaction on Saturday sent shivers down my spine, and has made me even more determined to make it as a professional.

"I know you have to deliver between the ropes if you want the public on your side, but I'm not going to let to them down.

"When I fight it will be excitement all the way, and just like Amir I want to sell out venues up and down the country.

"I've been speaking to Billy Joe and Frankie, and I know they feel the same way. When we are all boxing together the fans will not be going home disappointed."



CHICAGO, IL, (December 8, 2008) Chicago fan favorite Francisco “EL NINO AZTECA” Rodriguez will once again be led to the ring by his marching band on Friday, December 12th as he faces Las Vegas native Torrance “DYNAMITE” Daniels at Cicero Stadium.

The Rodriguez/Daniels eight rounder headlines “YOUNG GUNS”, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing presented by 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.

The 24 year old Rodriguez, 13-2-0 (8KO’s), looks to continue his winning ways; having knocked out Angel Priolo on May 9th and taking a unanimous decision over Alex Becerra on July 25th.

The Roger Mayweather trained Daniels brings a record of 12-6-1 (5KO’s) into the battle with Rodriguez, his sixth fight this year. The former amateur standout, known for his sharp left hook, was a national Golden Gloves titlist and a U.S. Olympic team alternate in 2004.

Mayweather, known as the “BLACK MAMBA” during his career which included two world championship reigns, was also the acclaimed trainer of former “Pound for Pound” king Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The full bout card for “YOUNG GUNS” is

Francisco Rodriguez vs. Torrance Daniels, eight rounds, bantamweights

Carlos Molina vs. Roberto Valenzuela, six rounds, welterweights

Danny Williams vs. Barbaro Zepeda, six rounds, junior lightweights

Andrzej Fonfara vs. TBA, six rounds, super middleweights

Adrian Granados vs. Jesse Francisco, four rounds, junior welterweights

Noe Perez vs. Elijah Israel, four rounds, junior lightweights

Sergio Montes De Oca vs. Quincy Johnson, four rounds, featherweights

Advance tickets for “YOUNG GUNS” can be obtained by calling the 8 Count Productions office at 312-226-5800. Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie in Cicero . Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be noted boxing ring announcer Thomas Treiber.

“YOUNG GUNS” is presented along with Miller Beer, TCF Bank, Jack Daniels and EL Jimador Tequila.

The public weigh-in for will be held at 7pm on Thursday, December 11th at Mullens Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western on the North Side of Chicago .

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 08.12.2008

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