Michael Walker Added To Oct 20th Cicero, IL Card

09.10.06 - Undefeated middleweight prospect Michael Walker has been added to the OCTOBER FURY card set for Friday, October 20th at Cicero Stadium, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions. The action packed eight bout OCTOBER FURY card is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated, along with Miller Lite and TCF Bank.

Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie, just minutes from the Eisenhower and Stevenson Expressways. Doors for this event will open at 5:30pm with the first bell at 6:30pm. Tickets, starting at $30, are on sale in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

Walker, a former Chicagoland amateur standout, is riding a six bout winning streak since his much talked about draw with Jimmy Gonzalez on July 15, 2005 at the Aragon Ballroom. The draw is the only blemish on his otherwise perfect record of 13-0-1(8KO’s).

Said Pesoli, “Walker’s a real warrior, his fight with Jimmy had our fans on their feet for the duration of the bout, cheering on both guys. We’re very happy to bring him back for our fans to get another viewing.”

More information on Michael Walker’s appearance will be announced shortly. Walker is promoted by Octavius James of One in a Million, Incorporated headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana.

The full eight bout fight card is as follows,

Michel Rosales vs. Jesus Soto Karass, welterweights, ten rounds

Jason Litzau vs. TBA, featherweights, ten rounds,

Michael Walker vs. TBA, middleweights

Omar Reyes vs. Yamin Mohammed, featherweights, six rounds

Jose Manuel Ortega vs. Andrew Marquez, welterweights, six rounds,

Mateusz Masternak vs. Dione Craig, light heavyweight, five rounds

Marcos Esquivel vs. Marsay Buggs, super lightweights, four rounds,

Andrzej Fonfara vs. Johnny Higgins, welterweights, four rounds

The Master of Ceremonies for this event will be the internationally recognized voice of Latino boxing, Lupe Contreras.

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.

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

Article posted on 10.10.2006

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