Donovan George vs. Joe Varela This Friday Night

CHICAGO - Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions announced today that undefeated Chicagoland fan favorite Donovan George, will battle Joe Varela in a special attraction six round super middleweight bout this Friday night, July 21st at the ARAGON SHOWDOWN. The 21 year old prospect George, 8-0-1 (6KO’s), returned to Chicagoland with a stunning second round knockout of Robert Smallwood on the 8 Count Productions’ DESTINY card on June 16th at Cicero Stadium. His previous two fights were wins over Julio Cesar Lanzas and Allen Medina at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada..

Varela, 10-6-1 (5KO’s) fighting out of Phoenix, Arizona, is coming off a decision win over Anthony Bartinelli at the Coyote Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Said Pesoli, “Donovan looked fantastic last month and our fans were thrilled to have him back on our show. Varela is a tough, more experienced guy and this should be a very competitive bout.”

The weigh-in for this event will take place on Thursday, July 20th at Club Aquarius at 7pm. Club Aquarius is located at 2459 N. Pulaski on the northwest side of Chicago.

The ARAGON SHOWDOWN is another monthly installment of the finest in Chicago boxing presented by 8 Count Productions, Miller Lite and TCF bank.

The fully air conditioned Aragon Ballroom is located at 1106 W. Lawrence Avenue on the north side of Chicago. Doors for this event will open at 7pm; with the first bell scheduled for 8pm. Tickets starting at $25 are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

To view the seating chart and poster for this event or for more information on 8 Count Productions and the 6,000 square foot JABB Boxing Gym, please visit and

8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1997 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.

Article posted on 18.07.2006

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