News: Diaz-Chavez; Joelo Torres; Robert Guererro

An open to the public press conference will be held on Friday, August 21st at 6pm at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion for “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” featuring the lightweight showdown between former Chicago world champions David Diaz and Jesus Chavez. “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING since 1998..

Said Pesoli, “We wanted to include the fans in the press conference and the team at the UIC Pavilion has been great to work.”

“Along with David Diaz and Jesus Chavez, we’ll have many of the fighters on the undercard including Jose Hernandez, Ivan Popoca and Jaime Sandoval and we’re inviting all of the Chicagoland fight fans to join the media for the press conference.”

The public press conference will take place just prior to the doors opening for “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 5”, an action packed evening of world class professional boxing featuring the long awaited return of welterweight contender and Chicago native “KING DAVID” Estrada.

WHERE UIC Pavilion—Enter through Main Entrance
525 S. Racine , corner of Harrison and Racine Chicago, IL
WHEN: Friday, August 21, 2009, 6pm

Tickets for “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” are priced at $151, $101, $76, $51 and $31, and are available through Ticketmaster (, the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions Office (312-226-5800).

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 ). The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.


(July 24, 2009) DiBella Entertainment is bringing its signature series, Broadway Boxing, back to the place it was meant to be: under the bright lights of New York City. The popular series will return August 26th and BB Kings Blues Club & Grill in the heart of Times Square. The main event will feature unbeaten junior welterweight Joelo Torres (10-0-1, 6 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

The undercard is already shaping up as former Olympian Argenis Mendez, unbeaten heavyweight Tor Hamer, and exciting youngsters Luis Del Valle and Eddie Irizarry are on tap to perform.

Promoter Lou DiBella is excited by what is in store for fight fans when Broadway Boxing returns to New York City, featuring some of the world’s best young talent.

“There’s no place like New York City for boxing, and there’s no place for boxing in New York City like BB Kings,” said DiBella. “It brings me great pleasure to bring the Broadway Boxing series back to Times Square, and I promise to deliver a night of hot, summer action.”

Since its inception, the mission of Broadway Boxing has been to bring the world’s most exciting young fighters to forefront. Joelo Torres certainly fits the bill. Not only does he boast an undefeated record, but his power has been evident as of late, with four of his last five wins coming by way of knockout.

Already a popular fighter in his native country, Torres now has his sights set on making a name for himself in the big city.

“This is my second home,” said Torres. “I’m always excited to come to New York, especially to fight on Broadway Boxing. I can’t wait for the bell to ring and show the fans what I’m made of.”

The co-feature will showcase Mendez (13-1, 8 KOs), who represented the Dominican Republic at the 2004 Olympic Games, and is one of the newest additions to the DiBella Entertainment stable. His slick, yet crowd pleasing style, has made him widely recognized as one fighter to keep an eye on in the years to come. In his last fight, Mendez returned home to the Dominican Republic to win a decision over Arturo Gomez.

Hamer (7-0, 6 KOs), fighting out of New York, NY, is already on the fast track to being boxing’s next sensation in the heavyweight division. A graduate of Penn State University and with an education in power, Hamer stole the show in his last fight - a brutal first round knockout of Marcus Dickerson.

Del Valle (5-0, 3 KOs), fighting out of Newburgh, NY, was one of the most accomplished amateurs in the world, and is no stranger to the Broadway Boxing audience. In his last fight Del Valle, whose amateur triumphs include first place finishes at the 2004 National Golden Gloves and the 2005 Under 19 National Amateur Championships, won a 4-round unanimous decision over Tommy Atencio in front of a packed crowd at BB Kings.

Irizarry (6-1, 2 KOs), fighting out of the Bronx, NY, is one of the most popular fighters in New York City due to his all action style. August 26th will mark the sixth time in his young career that Irizarry has fought in New York, but his first appearance on Broadway Boxing.

Tickets for Broadway Boxing are on sale and can be purchased by calling DiBella Entertainment at 212-947-2577. Tickets are $55 for General Admission, $75 for Floor Seats, $100 for Ringside Tables, and $125 for VIP Ringside. Additional Information can be found by visiting DBE on the web at


After six weeks of hard work in the isolated mountains of Big Bear California, former two-time featherweight world champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, is entering the final days of training camp.

"I've been sparring with Sugar Shane Mosley and the knowledge he's been giving me is priceless," Guerrero said. "Shane is a great teacher and I'm grateful to be learning from one of the best fighters in boxing history. My weight is good and I can't wait to arrive in Houston. The final days are here and all the hard work and sacrifices will pay off come fight night."

Guerrero challenges current two-time world champion, Malcolm Klassen from South Africa, August 22, 2009 at the Toyota Center in Houston TX, televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. On the line will be Klassen's IBF Jr. Lightweight title. Guerrero vs Klassen is the co-feature to Juan Diaz vs Paul Malignaggi. Guerrero is seeking his third world championship in his second weight class.

Tickets, priced at $250, $125, $70, $45 and $25, are on sale now and may be purchased online at, by phone at 1-866-4-HOU-TIX and at select Houston area Randalls locations. Tickets will be available at the Toyota Center Box Office beginning Monday, July 13th at 9am CT.

Both bouts, which are presented by Golden Boy Promotions, with Diaz vs. Malignaggi being presented in association with DiBella Entertainment and Guerrero vs. Klassen being presented in association with Branco Sports Productions, will air on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 pm ET/PT (8:45 pm CT). The evening of boxing is sponsored by QuakerState, Cerveza Tecate and Southwest Airlines. Doors open at 3:30pm and the first bout begins at approximately 3:45pm CT.

Article posted on 14.08.2009

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