Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, begins their second decade of presenting world class professional boxing by teaming up with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated to present MARCH BADNESS on Friday, March 14th at Cicero Stadium. MARCH BADNESS is headlined by an outstanding lightweight clash between former world champion Javier “EL Chatito” Jauregui and world ranked contender Miguel Angel “EL Anestesista “Huerta..
Tickets for MARCH BADNESS are available in advance by calling the 8 Count Productions offices at 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.
Guadalajara, Mexico’s Jauregui, 52-14-2 (36KO’s) is coming off an eight round knockout of undefeated prospect Adrian Mora this past September 18th in Friant, California. Jauregui’s illustrious 20 year professional career includes wins over Leavander Johnson (TKO-11) for the IBF title in 2003, Jose Luis Castillo (TKO-10 twice) and Alex Trujillo (UD-12).
Huerta, of Mexico City, 26-8-1 (18KO’s), will be making his third Chicago appearance in the last two years, most recently knocking out former world title challenger Daniel Alicea in the third round on December 14, 2007 at Cicero Stadium. He is currently ranked #5 in the world by the World Boxing Council.
The co-main event of MARCH BADNESS features the return to Chicago of Oxnard, California’s undefeated lightweight prospect Brandon “BAM BAM” Rios, 15-0 (10KO’s)
squaring off against Kansas City veteran Alvin Brown, who brings a record of 26-10 (12KO’s) into battle.
Rios’ last bout in Chicago was an outstanding eight round decision over Humberto Tapia on December 22, 2006 at Cicero Stadium. He is trained by the highly regarded father and son team of Eduardo and Robert Garcia.
The outstanding undercard at MARCH BADNESS features Chicago based fan favorites including undefeated middleweight prospect Victor ‘THE UKRAINIAN TIGER” Polyakov, 7-0 (6KO’s), sensational Puerto Rican lightweight newcomer Gadiel Andaluz, 1-0 (1KO), lightweight veteran Leo Martinez, 12-9 (5KO’s) and 19 year old super bantamweight prospect Eric “EL LOCO” Estrada, 3-0 (1KO) in separate bouts. More information on these bouts will be announced shortly.
Polyakov and Andaluz’s most recent knockouts are featured on Youtube.com
Along with Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated, MARCH BADNESS is presented by TCF Bank, Tecate Beer and AeroMexico, Mexico’s premier airline travel headquarters. The SOLO BOXEO TECATE broadcast will be viewed in 42 US markets and 70 foreign countries.
The Master of Ceremonies for MARCH BADNESS will be Lupe Contreras, the internationally recognized voice of Latino boxing.
8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 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