Polish Boxing Prospects Featured On Solo Boxeo This Friday

19.10.06 - CHICAGO - Undefeated Polish boxing prospects Mateusz Masternak and Andrzej Fonfara will be featured at the SOLO BOXEO De Miller/OCTOBER FURY event this Friday night, October 20th at Cicero Stadium. The massive 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.

Said Pesoli, “Masternak and Fonfara are terrific young prospects. They’ve both impressed me in their previous fights. Earlier this month Tomasz Adamek was in Chicago defending his world title in front of thousands of Chicago Polish fight fans and that is exactly the kind of future success both of them want to emulate.”

Nineteen year old heavy handed Masternak, 3-0 (3KO’s) from Staro Lagowica, Poland will battle undefeated Chicagoan William Choulout, 1-0 (1KO) in a four round light heavyweight bout.

Last month Masternak stunned the packed house at the Aragon Ballroom with a thrilling first round knockout of Jason Medina. Choulout made his pro debut with a third round technical decision over Reynaldo Reyes on February 3, 2006 in Chicago.

Eighteen year old Fonfara, 2-0 from Warsaw will face Chicagoan Johnny Higgins in a four round welterweight bout. Fonfara took a unanimous decision over Gregory Holmes at the Odeum in Villa Park, IL in his last fight on June 23, 2006. Higgins will be making his pro debut in this bout.

Details of the huge fight card is as follows;

Michel Rosales vs. Jesus Soto Karass, welterweights, twelve rounds
Michael Walker vs. Alberto Mercedes, middleweights, eight rounds
Jason Litzau vs. Sammy Ventura, featherweights, ten rounds
Omar Reyes vs. Yamin Mohammed, featherweights, six rounds
Jose Manuel Ortega vs. Ramon Guevara, welterweights, six rounds,
Mateusz Masternak vs. William Choulout, light heavyweight, four rounds
Andrzej Fonfara vs. Johnny Higgins, welterweights, four rounds
Marcos Esquivel vs. Marsay Buggs, super lightweights, four rounds

The open to the public weigh-in for this event will be held on Thursday, October 19 at Mariscos El Veneno located at 6651 S. Pulaski on the southwest side of Chicago starting at 7pm.

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 19.10.2006

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