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David Diaz Visits With Mayor Daley, Throws Out Cubs First Pitch

CHICAGO, IL (September 17, 2009) Former lightweight world champion David Diaz took a break from his Chicago based training camp to take to the mound prior to the Chicago Cubs/Milwaukee Brewers game on Wednesday night. Under the watchful eye of manager Lou Piniella and pitching coach Larry Rothschild, the lifelong Cubs fan threw a perfect strike to Cubs catcher Geovany Soto for the second year in a row. Diaz is currently training in Chicago for his showdown against two-time former world champion Jesus Chavez on September 26th at Chicago ’s UIC Pavilion. The Diaz/Chavez ten round lightweight main event headlines “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING since 1998..

Tickets for “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” are priced at $151, $101, $76, $51 and $31, and are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), 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 www.uicpavilion.com. ). The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.

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David Diaz Visits With Mayor Daley

DiazCHICAGO, IL (September 16, 2009) Former lightweight world champion David Diaz will head to the mound tonight at Wrigley Field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Chicago Cubs/Milwaukee Brewers contest at 7pm this evening.

Diaz is currently training in Chicago for his showdown against two-time former world champion Jesus Chavez on September 26th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

Last night Diaz, a member of the 1996 US Olympic Team, visited with Mayor Daley to discuss the Chicago bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. Daley was enthused to hear about Diaz’s return to the boxing ring in Chicago and invited him to Copenhagen, Denmark for the October 2nd announcement by the International Olympic Committee.

The Diaz/Chavez ten round lightweight main event headlines “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions.


David Diaz Starts Two Week Chicago Media Blitz Ahead Of Jesus Chavez Fight

David DiazCHICAGO, IL (September 15, 2009) Former lightweight world champion David Diaz has embarked on a two week media blitz in his hometown of Chicago ahead of his showdown with two-time world champion Jesus Chavez set for Saturday, September 26th at the UIC Pavilion in downtown Chicago.

The ten round Diaz/Chavez bout headlines “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING since 1998.

Said Pesoli, “The media attention to this fight has really been unprecedented. Between TV, radio and the newspapers, they’ve truly treated David like another franchise here in Chicago . He hasn’t fought in Chicago in over two years, but the Chicago sports fans and media have a great memory of his valiant performance defending his title against Erik Morales in August of 2007.

Diaz kicked off the two week media blitz with a special guest appearance at Chicago’s Mexican Independence Day Parade on Sunday afternoon. The huge crowds lining 26th Street in the Little Village neighborhood were estimated at over 150,000 by parade organizers.

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Diaz was a member of the 1996 US Olympic Team and has been instrumental in assisting the 2016 Chicago Team in their attempt to win the bid as the host city.

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

David Diaz


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

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.

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Article posted on 17.09.2009



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