Ticket Alert! "King David" Estrada Headlines In Chicago On Friday, August 21st

CHICAGO, IL (July 27, 2009) Former world title challenger “KING DAVID” Estrada returns to his hometown of Chicago for the first time in nine years to headline “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 5” on Friday, August 21st at the UIC Pavilion, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.

Advance tickets for “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 5”, starting at $31, can be purchased through the 8 Count Productions office at 312-226-5800 and through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or

Said Estrada, “I’m thrilled to be fighting at home. In the last nine years I’ve always been introduced as being from Chicago , but it will special to hear it at the UIC Pavilion on August 21st.”

The 30 year old Estrada, 22-6-0 (13KO’s), has fought numerous world class fighters in his ten year career including world champions Shane Mosley, Andre Berto and Kermit Cintron, along with contenders Chris Smith, Ishe Smith, Jesus Soto-Karass and Nurhan Suleymanoglu.

Most recently, Estrada battled Luis Abregu on December 5, 2008, in a bout broadcast on Showtime. Although seemingly well ahead in the fight, Estrada was deemed by the judges to have lost by split decision which angered the packed house at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez , California .

Said Pesoli, “I’ve watched David fight numerous times on TV, whether it’s been on HBO, Showtime or ESPN, he’s always in terrific fights. His fight with Kermit Cintron in 2006 was amongst the best I saw that year.”

“David has been training for the last few months here in Chicago and there’s been a great buzz in the city about him fighting here. We’re thrilled to have him headline our show on August 21st.”

The undercard at “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 5” features several outstanding undefeated prospects including; middleweight Foster Nkodo, heavyweight David Latoria, welterweight Tony Maldonado, junior welterweight Ramiro Carrillo and pro debuting Antonio Avila.

Continued Pesoli, “We’ve had a great response since we started doing shows at the UIC Pavilion in March. The fans and fighters love the venue and we’ve had terrific fights each time out.”

“Whether it’s been popular Chicago veterans like Fres Oquendo or David Estrada or the newcomers that we’ve been showcasing, the fans are speaking loudly by showing their continued support for the “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT” series.”

Foster Nkodo, 3-0-0 (1KO), a native of Cameroon, now living in Chicago, is coming off a six round unanimous decision win over undefeated Lamar Harris on March 27th at the inaugural “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT”.

Newcomer David Latoria, 1-0-0 (1KO), thrilled the UIC Pavilion crowd this past Friday night, July 24th, with a brutal first round knockout of Christopher Boykins.

Also making his second professional start, welterweight Tony Maldonado, 1-0-0 (1KO), returns to the UIC Pavilion following his third round stoppage of Justin Muse on May 29th.

Chicago Golden Gloves Champion Ramiro Carrillo, 1-0-0 (1KO), will follow up his April 24th first round knockout of Steve Hall in a four round junior welterweight bout.

Rounding out the undercard, Chicago junior welterweight Antonio Avila will make his pro debut in a four round bout.

More information on this event will be announced shortly.

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

Article posted on 28.07.2009

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