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Tavoris Cloud vs. Douglas LaFontsee added to 'Cicero Chill'

CHICAGO (November 1, 2006) -- Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Tavoris Cloud will face Douglas LaFontsee next Friday night, November 10th, at CICERO CHILL, the next huge card of world class professional boxing at Cicero Stadium, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions..

The eight bout CICERO CHILL card, broadcast internationally on SOLO BOXEO De Miller, is presented by Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions 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.

Cloud, 12-0 with eleven early stoppages has quickly become one of boxing's hottest light heavyweight prospects. In his last bout on September 15th, Cloud stunned the packed house at the Aragon Ballroom with a devastating fourth round knockout of veteran Tim Shocks.

Said Pesoli, "The fans in Chicago have really taken to Tavoris. He's a very skilled kid who can close the show quickly. We're thrilled to have him back at CICERO CHILL. Lafontsee is a heavy handed kid and should provide a tough test for Tavoris."

Lafontsee, from Wyoming , Michigan , sports a record of 7-1 with five knockouts. In his last bout, Lafontsee won a unanimous decision over Jeffrey Osbourne Jr. on July 15th in Comstock Park, Michigan.

Said trainer Al Bonanni, "Tavoris is in great shape, he's had very good sparring for this fight and we're looking forward to coming to Chicago to put on another great show."

The full CICERO CHILL fight card is:
Rogers Mtagwa vs. Martin Honorio, twelve rounds, featherweights
USBA Featherweight Title

Tavoris Cloud vs. Douglas LaFontsee, eight rounds, light heavyweights
Vicente Escobedo vs. TBA, eight rounds, super featherweights
Mike Gonzalez vs. Marcus Brashears, six rounds, lightweights
Rudy Cisneros vs. Earl Jackson, six rounds, junior middleweights
Barbaro Zepeda vs. Hassan Wasswa, six rounds, featherweights
Andrzej Fonfara vs. Calvin Pitts, five rounds, welterweights
Victor Polakov vs. TBA, four rounds, middleweights

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 www.8countproductions.com and www.jabbboxinggym.com

Article posted on 01.11.2006



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