''Macho'' Hernandez Headlines April 8 Chicago Card

17.03.05 - Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions and Miller Lite are proud to announce their next installment of "The Best in Chicago Boxing" series as they return to the Aragon Ballroom on Friday, April 8th to present a terrific night of professional boxing. Tickets for this event, starting at $25 are on sale now by calling 312-226-5800..

A seating chart is available at the 8 Count Productions newly expanded website,, along with a huge photo gallery, fighter bios, seating charts, fight posters as well as much more information about 8 Count Productions and the JABB Boxing Gym.

The newly remodeled Aragon Ballroom is located at 1106 W. Lawrence Ave. near the corner of Lawrence and Broadway in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood and is easily accessible, just 4 blocks west of Lake Shore Drive and just 4 miles east of the Kennedy expressway. There are three large parking lots located within a 1/2 block of the Aragon Ballroom. Additionally, the Howard Street Red Line stops just across the street. Doors will open at 7pm with the first bout at 8pm

Chicago's Contenders will be headlined by the return to the ring of Chicago's most popular fighter, "Macho" Miguel Hernandez, 14-2 (9KO's) as he takes on rugged veteran Jonathan JJ Corn, 44-12-1 (23KO's) of Menominee, Wisconsin in a ten round middleweight bout. Miguel returns to the ring following his disappointing loss two months ago to Shay Mobley.

Said the always classy Hernandez, "Shay did well that night and he got the win. I've moved past the initial disappointment and look forward to getting back in the ring. JJ's a real tough guy and it should make for a very exciting fight for the fans. I'm eager to get back to my winning form and putting on a terrific performance for the huge 8 Count crowd." Miguel also wanted to thank his legions of fans for their continued support.

Also featured on the card is light heavyweight David Pareja, 3-1, of Rockford, IL in a six round bout. Pareja makes his 8 Count Productions debut after reaching the finals on FOX Television's The Next Great Champ last fall.

Making his long awaited return to the 8 Count Productions ring is hard swinging local super featherweight Jose Andres Hernandez, 16-2 (12KO's) of Round Lake, IL who will be featured in a scheduled six rounder.

Fan favorite Frankie Tafoya, 3-0 (2KO's) moves up to the six rounders as he continues his rise through the featherweight prospect ranks. Tafoya was last seen at the Aragon Ballroom in January in a crushing third round knockout of Clarence Bunkholt which had the packed house on their feet roaring with approval.

In a four round middleweight bout, Don "Da Bomb" George, 3-0-1 (3KO's) heads back in action following his brutal first round knockout of Ed "The Spoiler" Humes at the 8 Count Productions card last month. The twenty year old George is fast becoming one of Chicago's most popular fighters.

Rounding out the card is a special attraction female bout featuring super lightweight Chicagoan Rita Figueroa, 2-0 (1KO)in a four round bout. Rita won a very hard fought four round split decision over Sarina Hayden in January at the Aragon Ballroom, which earned a standing ovation at the end of the bout from the huge crowd.

Said Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions', "Our fans are getting smarter and expect more from our events and that's our commitment to them. We will continue to bring "The Best in Chicago Boxing" to our growing loyal audience. Our last show last Friday night featured a great main event between Luciano Perez and Robert Jones, it was a shame that Germaine Sanders became ill, but those two guys put on a real warrior clinic. The newer guys like Francisco Rodriguez and Ottu Holifield both looked very sharp in their wins."

Continued Pesoli, "The first time 8 Count guys like Gabriel Navarro and Emmanuel Hernandez both looked good and John William looked very solid in his win."

The following are press links with some terrific photos from the 8 Count Productions' event last Friday night at the Concordia Theater in Cicero, IL.

Article posted on 17.03.2005

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