Top Rank Live Hits Chicago On May 29

CHICAGO, IL (March 12, 2010) Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated in association with Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions will present the Chicago debut of “TOP RANK LIVE”, the critically acclaimed boxing series on Saturday, May 29th at the UIC Pavilion. Advance tickets priced at $101, $51 and $31 are now on sale through Ticketmaster (, the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions’ Office (312-226-5800). Said Bob Arum, “Top Rank has been promoting shows in Chicago since the 70’s and we’re thrilled to bring this outstanding series to their great sport fans. Along with the pro debut of Mike Lee from Notre Dame and sensational featherweight prospect Salvador Sanchez II, nephew and namesake of the legendary Mexican champion, we are putting together a fantastic card for May 29th..

“It’s always a pleasure working with the Top Rank team. Their new series is off to a fantastic start this year and Chicago sport fans are in for a great night of professional boxing” said Dominic Pesoli.

The 22 year old Lee is a Wheaton, Illinois native who graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in finance in 2009. In his junior year at Notre Dame he was named junior captain and received Notre Dame’s Boxer of the Year award. Lee was also named captain his senior year, becoming a three-time Bengal Bouts Champion.

After graduation, Lee won the prestigious 2009 Chicago Golden Gloves in his weight class. Turning pro as a light heavyweight, he currently trains in Houston, Texas with Ronnie Shields.

At the age of 24, Sanchez sports a record of 18-3-2 with eight knockouts. He is a native of Tianguistenco, Mexico and honors his uncle by wearing his robe and trunks into the ring. He is currently on an eight bout winning streak.

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.


Las Vegas-based Top Rank stands as the country's premiere boxing promotions company for one reason: We take care of our fighters and our fans. For nearly half a century, Top Rank has nurtured some of the sport's all-time greats and produced some of its most exciting bouts. It's a practice we continue to this day, as Top Rank further expands its brand while introducing the sport of boxing to a new generation of fans.

For more information on Top Rank Incorporated, please visit their newly designed 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 13.03.2010

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