Well-respected former USBA Junior Middleweight Champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) will step in to face WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb “Golden” Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, in the co-main event of “Conquerors”, a night of ESPN Friday Night Fights boxing on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.
Truax’s original opponent, Mexico’s Rogelio “Porky” Medina was forced out by injury.
Presented by Warriors Boxing, 8 Count Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Marines Promotions, “Conquerors”, will also feature rejuvenated welterweight contender Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, taking on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis “Khanqueror” Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) of Miami, via Barranquilla, Colombia in the night’s 10-round main event.
Scheduled to open the night’s worldwide, live broadcast is a light heavyweight six-rounder between Popular Chicago native and Notre Dame graduate Mike Lee (12-0, 7 KOs) and Paul Gonsalves (7-3, 3 KOs) of Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Tickets for “Conquerors” are priced at VIP $151, VIP Ringside $101, Mezzanine $51 and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-622-7668 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740.More information will be available shortly at 8CountProductions.com.
33-year-old Derek Ennis is not an easy night for any fighter in the world. Ennis has faced a number of strong opponents and usually comes out victorious. In 2013, he lost a majority decision squeaker to top-rated Puerto Rican slugger Jonathan Gonzalez, but has since rebounded with a stoppage win over Puerto Rico’s Emil Gonzalez in March of this year.