Hernandez, Rincon, Perez & Mollo return to action on Aug. 25

27.07.06 -CHICAGO - Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, has announced details of the next installment of world class professional boxing set for Friday night, August 25th at the Aragon Ballroom presented with Miller Lite and TCF Bank. Said Pesoli, “Last Friday night was a terrific evening that the packed house at the Aragon enjoyed. We’re putting together another outstanding event for Chicagoland fight fans on August 25th.”

Headlining the August 25th event is the return to the ring of Chicago featherweight prospect Jose Hernandez, 20-3 (13KO) who will be featured in the main event. Earlier this year Hernandez and Antonio Escalante battled in a ten round war broadcast internationally on SOLO BOXEO De Miller and considered by many members of the boxing press to be a Fight of the Year candidate.

The co-main event will mark the return to the 8 Count Productions’ ring of welterweight Francisco Rincon, 11-3 (6KO’s) of Dallas, Texas. In his last bout on the 8 Count Productions’ MARCH IN MADNESS event earlier this year, Rincon stopped Gilbert Venegas in the fourth round.

A special attraction six round heavyweight bout will feature Oak Lawn, Illinois native Mike Mollo, 15-1 (9KO’s).

The undercard will include bouts featuring Chicago KO artist, welterweight Luciano “EL Gallo Michicano” Perez, 13-4-1 (12KO’s), WIBA Americas Lightweight Titleholder Rita Figueroa, 8-0 (3KO’s) and crowd favorite Barbaro Zepeda, 6-6-1 (1KO) in separate six round bouts.

More information on this event will be announced shortly.

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 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 27.07.2006

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