News: Mike Arnaoutis; Ramiro Carrillo; Teon Kennedy

Pound For Pound Promotions returns on Thursday, June 25th with “SUMMER RUMBLE”, an evening of action packed professional boxing at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey. Tickets, starting at $35, can be purchased in advance by calling the Pound For Pound Promotions office at 201-864-9566 or 866-924-2050. Special VIP stage seats are available for $150. Schuetzen Park is located at 3167 Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen , New Jersey . Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm, with the first bell at 7:15..

Headlining “SUMMER RUMBLE” will be the return to action of popular Greek junior welterweight “MIGHTY” Mike Arnaoutis. The former world title challenger sporting a record of 21-3-2 (10KO’s), had been successful in all four of his bouts in 2008 before suffering a set back against Victor Ortiz on March 7th in San Jose, California.

Said Arnaoutis, “I’m very happy to be returning to my home of New Jersey to fight. The fans there are very supportive and I’m very thankful to the Pound For Pound team for putting me on this card.”

“We’re thrilled to have Mike fighting on June 25th. It’s a terrific opportunity for our younger prospects to fight on the same card with a fighter of his caliber” said Pat Lynch.

Also featured at “SUMMER RUMBLE” will be Jersey City lightweight Danny “LITTLE MAC” McDermott. The Jersey City prospect sporting a record of 8-1-1 (3KO’s), is on a four bout winning streak, most recently knocking out Floriano Pagliara in the second round at Schuetzen Park .

In separate six round bouts, light heavyweight prospects Bobby Rooney and Jason “MONSTRUO” Escalera also see action. Fighting out of Bayonne , New Jersey , the popular Rooney, 9-2-1 with five knockouts, is also on a four bout winning streak, the last three at Schuetzen Park .

Since turning professional in early 2008, Escalera has won all five of his professional bouts, each by knockout. In his first scheduled six rounder, Escalera knocked Joe Njau on February 19th at Schuetzen Park .

Rounding out the outstanding “SUMMER RUMBLE” card will be undefeated newcomers; junior middleweight Chris Murphy, 2-0-0 (2KO’s) of Sparta , Chris “SMOOTH OPERATOR” Green, 2-0-0 (1KO), of Asbury Park , and Patrick “PADDY” Farrell, 2-0-0 (2KO’s), of Jersey City , all of whom will appear in four round bouts.

Further details on this event will be announced shortly.




CHICAGO, IL (May 15, 2009) Sensational junior welterweight prospect Ramiro “EL LOBITO” Carrillo will quickly return to action on Friday, May 29th at “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 2” at the UIC Pavilion, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.

The 18 year old former amateur standout made his pro debut on April 24th with a stunning first round knockout of Steve Hall at the UIC Pavilion. He will battle the much more experienced Oscar De La Cruz at the upcoming May 29th event in a scheduled four rounder. The 32 year old De La Cruz brings a record of 5-6-0 (2KO’s) into the battle with Carrillo.

“We see a lot of young kids make their pro debuts with a splash but Ramiro’s was truly special. It was obvious that his skill level and poise belied his age. He was all business as soon as made his walk to the ring. Once the fight started he was patient, saw the opening and ended it quickly” said Pesoli.

“The fans loved him and wanted to see more of him right away so he’s back very quickly.”

Carrillo’s amateur career included two Chicago Golden Gloves Championships along with three Junior National Golden Gloves titles in addition to winning the National Blue and Gold Tournament. His overall record was 207-13.

Born in Mexico , Carrillo, the youngest of three boys now calls Chicago his home. He is managed by longtime Chicago businessman and boxing manager, Ernesto Pedroza..

Said Pedroza, “I followed Ramiro for a number of years as an amateur. I was always impressed by his skills but also his approach to boxing. He’s very serious and very dedicated to the sport and these attributes are really what a young boxer needs to be successful.”

De La Cruz is much more experienced but we feel confident that Ramiro will be able to take care of business on the 29th.”

Headlining “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 2” is an excellent rematch between Chicago’s Jaime “SUPERFLY” Sandoval and Juan Carlos “EL PEZ” Martinez of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, for the World Boxing Foundation Americas Lightweight Championship, which will be contested over ten scheduled rounds.

On October 19, 2007, Sandoval and Martinez battled over eight epic, bruising rounds, with Martinez winning a unanimous decision at Cicero Stadium.

Advance tickets for “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 2”, starting at $31, are on sale now through the 8 Count Productions office at 312-226-5800 and through Ticketmaster at 312-559-1212 or

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine , just one block south of the Eisenhower Expressway. For further information, please visit their website at

8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, 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.

For more information on 8 Count Productions and JABB Boxing Gym, please visit and


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Undefeated super bantamweight Teon Kennedy, of North Philadelphia, will box Lucian Gonzalez, of Reading, PA, in the scheduled eight-round co-feature Saturday evening, June 6, at Bally’s Atlantic City. First fight 7.30 p.m.

Topping the seven-bout card is a scheduled 10-round contest for the North American Boxing Association (NABA) welterweight title between champion Mike Jones, of North Philadelphia, and Larry Mosley, of Los Angeles, CA.

Kennedy, 22, is coming off the toughest fight on his pro career, an eight-round victory over lefty Andre Wilson, of St. Joseph, MO, on March 6 at the Legendary Blue Horizon in Philadelphia. In that fight, Kennedy suffered a cut left eye and the first knockdown of his career, but he bounced back to earn a split decision.

A pro since 2007, Kennedy is 12-0, 5 K0s, and ranked No. 12 by the United States Boxing Association (USBA) at 122 pounds.

Kennedy, the 2004 National Golden Gloves champion at 112 pounds, also has defeated Thomas Snow, of Washington, DC, and Ca stulo Gonzalez, of Lowell, MA.

Gonzalez, 25, comes to Atlantic City off a seventh-round TK0 loss to undefeated (14-0) Miguel Garcia, of Oxnard, CA. Gonzalez accepted the fight in Maywood, CA, on four days’ notice.
A pro since 2005, Gonzalez is 9-5-1, 1 K0.

Against common foes, Gonzalez and Kennedy each have beaten Arthur Parker, Castulo Gonzalez and Robert DaLuz.

Gonzalez’ biggest win came Oct. 10, 2008, when he accepted a fight the very same day with Ireland’s Paul Hyland, drove to Philadelphia in the afternoon from Reading, PA, and scored an impressive four-round decision, the first loss for Hyland after 12 pro fights.

Tickets for the June 6 card at Bally’s Atlantic City are priced at $65 and $45. They are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and also can be purchased online at Tickets also can be purchased through TicketMaster (800-745-3000) or online at

Article posted on 16.05.2009

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