Warriors Collide / Windy City Fight Night Press Conference Photos And Quotes

Diaz vs ChavezCHICAGO, IL (September 24, 2009) A large crowd of local media and fans turned out at the final press conference for “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” which was held in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon at Mariscos El Veneno Restaurant.

“WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” is headlined by a Chicago showdown between former world champions David Diaz and Jesus Chavez in the ten round main event.

David Diaz: “I want to thank Dominic and 8 Count Productions for this opportunity to fight in Chicago. I’m in great shape and very well conditioned for this fight with Jesus. The fans should expect an excellent, “Chicago style” fight on Saturday night at the UIC Pavilion.”

Jesus Chavez: “It’s taken me 25 years but I’m finally fighting back here in Chicago. It means a great deal to me and I’m very exciting for this opportunity. I’m ready and I’m coming to win..

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Also on hand were co-main eventers Jose Hernandez and Juan Carlos “EL PEZ” Martinez who will be competing in a ten round junior lightweight bout as well as undercard fighters junior welterweight Ivan Popoca, heavyweight David Latoria and brother of Jesus Chavez, lightweight Jaime Sandoval.

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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).

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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.

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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 22.09.2009

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