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Vitali favored to beat Chisora; Oliveira sidelined by illness, fight with Holmes off

WITH VITALI Klitschko set to fight Dereck Chisora and David Haye consecutively in 2012, William Hil offer 5/2 that he will knock out BOTH of them. ‘Chisora was denied a victory in his last fight by some creative scoring but looks a little out of his depth’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills make Chisora 7/1 to pull off a surprise win, with Klitschko 1/16 and the draw 33/1. David Haye is 10/3 to win, with Vitali 1/5 and the draw 33/1.

CARL FROCH is 5/2 underdog with Hills to beat 3/10 favourite Ande Ward in their Super Six Final showdown at the weekend for which the draw is 25/1.Hills make Ward 4/9 to win on points, 8/1 by ko, Froch 7/2 and 15/2 respectively.

AMIR KHAN is 1/5 to win the rematch with his conqueror, Lamont Peterson offered at 3/1 and the draw 25/1.

POLYAKOV VS. NKODU ADDED TO WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 20

CHICAGO, IL (December 12, 2012) Chicago based undefeated middleweight prospects Victor Polyakov and Foster Nkodu will each look to stay in the win column in a special attraction undercard battle at Windy City Fight Night 20 on Friday, December 16th at the UIC Pavilion.

Windy City Fight Night 20 is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.

A native of Perm, Russia, Polyakov has built a record of 9-0-0 with six knockouts since turning professional in 2006. He is coming off a sensational performance, dominating Cleveland, Ohio veteran Romaro Johnson in a six round shutout decision on September 23rd at the UIC Pavilion.

The hard-hitting Polaykov represented the Ukraine in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, advancing to the Quarterfinal Round.

Originally from Cameroon, crafty southpaw Nkodu was also a top amateur prospect prior to turning pro in 2008. Currently 6-0-0 with one knockout, he is coming off his finest performance as a professional, winning a six round decision over fellow undefeated prospect Mario Mina on November 6th in Tunica, Mississippi.

Speaking about the fight, Pesoli said, ‘This bout exemplifies what our Windy City Fight Night series is about. Two undefeated prospects with contrasting styles looking to test themselves. Polyakov is a true puncher with terrific power in each hand and Nkodu is much more of a boxer and mover.

Windy City Fight Night 20 is headlined by a sensational light heavyweight clash between “Chicago’s Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara and Minnesota based veteran Phil ‘The Drill” Williams.

Advance tickets priced at $76, $51, $36 and $31 can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com), the UIC Pavilion Boxing Office (312-413-5740) or 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.

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.

Fighters currently under the 8 Count Productions banner include; super middleweight contender Donovan George, light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, junior welterweight prospects Ivan Popoca and Adrian Granados along with welterweights Achour Esho and Jaime Herrera.

For more information on 8 Count Productions please visit their new website, www.8countproductions.com. Follow them on Twitter at 8_Count and Facebook at “8 Count Productions”.

Doors open at the UIC Pavilion 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.

Illness forces Michael 'The Brazilian Rocky' Oliveira off Saturday night's card in Quebec

MIAMI (Dec. 12, 2011) - Unbeaten middleweight prospect Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira, rated No. 15 by the World Boxing Council ("WBC"), has withdrawn due to illness from his scheduled fight this Saturday night (Dec. 17) against veteran Jimmy "The Fightin' School Teacher" Holmes (19-3-2, 10 KOs) at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

The 21-year-old Oliveira (16-0, 12 KOs) has been bedridden the past few days at his Miami home with a high fever, stomach virus and dehydration.

"Michael still wanted to fight but he will be too weak," Michael's father/promoter Carlos Oliveira (MO Productions) reported. "We plan for his return to the ring in late January."

Go to www.MichaelOliveira.com for more information about this exciting, young fighter.

Article posted on 11.12.2011



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