25.11.07 – Headliners have been announced for the massive nine bout Chicago SOLO BOXEO televised DECEMBER FURY event set for Friday, December 14th at Cicero Stadium. Advance tickets for DECEMBER FURY, presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHCAGO BOXING, are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800.. 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.
In the main event, two time world title challenger Orlando Salido will return to Chicago to face Hector Julio Avila in a ten round featherweight bout. Salido, 28-9-2 (18KO’s) of Sonora, Mexico is coming off an eight round decision over Marty Robbins at Chicago’s Congress Theater on September 14th.
The 27 year old Salido’s eleven year career includes wins over Rogers Mtagwa, Cesar Soto, Radford Beasley, Carlos Gerena and Lamont Pearson. He is currently ranked #3 by the IBF.
Heavy handed Avila, 39-3 (36KO’s) of the Dominican Republic, is making his Chicago debut. He has lost only once in the last seven years, at one point running off eleven in a row, ten by knockout.
The co-main event will pit Miguel “EL ANESTESISTA” Huerta of Mexico City against Puerto Rican Daniel Alicea in a ten round lightweight bout.
Huerta, 25-8-1 (17KO’s) knocked out Antonio Ramirez on December 22, 2006 in his previous battle at Cicero Stadium. Currently ranked #8 in the world by the WBC, Huerta is coming off a decision win broadcast on SOLO BOXEO over Efren Hinojosa on August 30th in Houston, Texas.
The veteran Alicea brings a record of 30-6-2 (22KO’s) into the battle with Huerta.
The outstanding DECEMBER FURY undercard includes world ranked light heavyweight Tavoris Cloud, bantamweight fan favorite Francisco Rodriguez, middleweight Victor Polyakov and heavyweight Carl Davis.
Also appearing at DECEMBER FURY is former amateur standout Francisco Tafoya and newcomers Eric Estrada and Greg Dziubek.
The Master of Ceremonies for DECEMBER FURY will be Lupe Contreras, the internationally recognized voice of Latino boxing.
Along with Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated, DECEMBER FURY is presented by TCF Bank, Tecate Beer and AeroMexico, Mexico’s premier airline travel headquarters. The SOLO BOXEO broadcast will be viewed in 42 US markets and 70 foreign countries.
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