Responding to rampant speculation over who will appear in their historic August 16 boxing event at the Chicago White Sox’ U.S. Cellular Field stadium, Chicago-based boxing promoter Dominic Pesoli and his partners, Frank Mugnolo of Round 3 Productions and Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing, say fans are going to have to wait.
“We don’t know who is on the show. We know it’ll be incredible and we’re working on several blockbuster match-ups, but it’s still very much in the air,” said Dominic Pesoli.
The event will be the first of its kind in 50 years, since Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson in 1962. Margules says he’s aware of the importance of making it something unforgettable for fans.
“Boxing in Chicago is enjoying a renaissance and this event will be an announcement to the world that we’re back. That’s the approach we’re taking to constructing this show, making the best fights possible with the local and international flavor the Windy City shows have become known for.”
Mugnolo says he’s fielding several calls daily from reporters and fans, wondering who will be appearing on the epic show.
“You’re all going to have to wait. I don’t even know yet. As soon as we make decisions, we’ll announce them. All I can promise you is this is going to be an unforgettable show and we’re very proud to be putting it on in the city.”