Honorio vs. Mtagwa in 'Cicero Chill' November 10th

23.10.06 - Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions has announced plans for CICERO CHILL, the next huge card of world class professional boxing at Cicero Stadium on Friday, November 10th, headlined by a twelve round USBA featherweight title fight between Mexico City’s Martin “El Brochas” Honorio and Tanzanian native Rogers “The Tiger” Mtagwa..

The eight bout CICERO CHILL card, broadcast internationally on SOLO BOXEO De Miller, is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, 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, “I’m very happy to again work with Oscar on this event. It’s another huge card with some terrific veterans and outstanding looking prospects. We’ve got
54 rounds of boxing scheduled for CICERO CHILL.”

The twenty six year old Honorio, sporting a record of 23-2-1 (12KO’s) is coming off a unanimous decision over Baudel Cardenas on August 25, 2006 at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona. His seven year professional career includes wins over Steven Luevano, John Nolasco, Giovanni Andrade and Gamaliel Diaz as well as a draw with Jorge Lacierva. He is currently rated #4 by the WBC and #11 by the IBF.

Mtagwa, 22-10-2 (16KO’s), now based in Philadelphia, won the USBA Title by knocking out Artyom Simonyan on June 16th of this year. In his last bout, Mtagwa defended the title by knocking out Alvin Brown in the fourth round on August 2, 2006 in Philadelphia. He holds wins over Joe Morales and Fernando Trejo and is currently rated #8 by the IBF.

Highly regarded undefeated light heavyweight prospect Tavoris Cloud will return to the 8 Count Productions’ ring in an eight round bout. The heavy handed Cloud, 12-0 (11KO’s) brutally knocked out veteran Tim Shocks last month thrilling the packed house at the Aragon Ballroom. With his two previous appearances in Chicago this year resulting in early KO’s, the highly skilled Cloud is fast becoming one of Chicago’s most exciting and popular fighters.

Super featherweight prospect Vicente Escobedo of Woodland, California will make his Chicagoland debut in an eight round bout. A member of the 2004 United States Olympic team, Escobedo, 10-1 (9KO’s) has thrilled the west coast boxing crowds with his knockout power.

Also on the card, Puerto Rican lightweight sensation Mike Gonzalez will battle in a six round bout. Gonzalez, now based in Milwaukee, has won the first eight bouts of his professional career by knockout. Gonzalez’s most recent victim was Donnell Logan who was stopped in the second round last month.

Just added to CICERO CHILL is junior middleweight Rudy Cisneros in a six round
bout. The Chicago born and bred Cisneros, 8-2 (7KO’s) is coming off a very close split decision loss to Norberto Bravo as past of the second season of ESPN’s The Contender. Prior to that fight, Cisneros had won seven in a row, six by knockout in the first three rounds.

Popular Chicago featherweight Barbaro Zepeda, will also be featured in a
six round bout.

Also on the undercard in separate four round bouts are undefeated Polish prospects, light heavyweight Mateusz Masternak, 4-0 (4KO’s) and welterweight Andrezej Fonfara, 3-0. During each of their bouts this past Friday night, the crowds at Cicero Stadium were on their feet cheering both warriors on.

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

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Article posted on 23.10.2006

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