News: Hernandez vs Perez; ‘Fight Night At The Castle’; ‘Battle Of York 3’

CHICAGO, IL, (February 18, 2009) Two of Chicago’s proudest warriors, “MACHO” Miguel Hernandez and Luciano “EL GALLO MICHOACANO” Perez will battle in the main event at the inaugural “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT” on Friday, March 27th at the UIC Pavilion, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING..

“This fight has been brewing for the last few years and Chicago fight fans are in for an outstanding war as these two stake their claim as the King of Chicago Boxing. They’ve both long made their mark as true warriors in numerous fights in Chicago and across the country” said Pesoli.

“Chicago has a great history of local fighters settling their often times, contentious feelings towards each other in the ring, this fight should be no exception.”

Hernandez brings a record of 20-8-0 (10KO’s) into the bout with Perez who sports a record of 16-9-1 (14KO’s). The scheduled ten round battle will be contested for the World Boxing Federation Americas Middleweight Title.

Over his six year career, the 34 year old Hernandez has engaged in battles with former world champion Raul Marquez and Yory Boy Campas. In 2006 he won the WBC United States Middleweight Title from Ryan Davis in Coral Gables, Florida. The flashy and powerful Puerto Rican has long been a fan favorite for Chicagoland fight fans..

The 30 year Perez is a native of Michoacan, Mexico. Fourteen months ago he fought evenly with former world champion Carlos Baldomir, losing a highly disputed SOLO BOXEO televised majority decision in Cabazon, California. His five year career also includes wars with Jesus Soto Karass as well as a legendary blood filled bout that he won over Francisco Rincon in 2006 at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom.

Continued Pesoli, speaking about the ten round junior middleweight bout “With the new series we want to kick off with a bang and this bout will provide fireworks from the opening bell. With Miguel and Luciano both having legions of loud and loyal fight fans it should provide a great atmosphere for opening night.”

Advance tickets, starting at $30, for “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT” are now on sale through the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and through Ticketmaster ( A full undercard will be announced shortly. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm.

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.

“Fight Night” a Hot Ticket!

February 25 show at the Medieval Times Castle selling fast

In recent weeks there has been a buzz amongst boxing fans all across North Jersey. They are all in great anticipation for the professional boxing card scheduled for February 25 at the Medieval Times Castle in Lyndhurst, NJ. The event cleverly titled “Fight Night” has been selling tickets at a brisk pace. After putting together a stellar show in his promotional debut this past October, Dignity Promotions have teamed up with David Feldman’s Felko Promotions to stage another great boxing event.

“We had such a positive response from our first show at Medieval Times. Fans leaving the venue that night where already asking me when our next show will take place,” said Dignity Promotions’ Mike Indri.

“Our goal was to put on a great show at a fair price for the boxing fans and I truly believe that we accomplished that, especially looking at how well the fans have responded for this upcoming event. So far ticket sales have been going well.”

The card features three fighters making their professional debuts.

Lightweight Danny Valle comes from a rich boxing background. Valle is the grandson of notable trainer Victor Valle Sr., an accomplished trainer in the 1980s who has trained numerous world champions including the likes of former world champion Billy Costello and Gerry Cooney. His father, Victor Valle Jr., is the current trainer of former heavyweight world champion Oleg Maskaev.

Union City native Nelson Roldan will “finally” be stepping into the squared circle as a professional. The popular and rugged 160 lb. “gym war” veteran plans to impress with his long-awaited opportunity.

Another fighter making his pro debut is former University of Delaware Linebacker Kyle White. White has trained with notable fighters such as Shaun George and current jr. welterweight champion Kendall Holt. The Hoboken resident will be competing in the 168 lb. super middleweight division.

Headlining the card will be Cruiserweight title challenger Bobby Gunn. Gunn, the current WBC USNBC champion, will now be fighting for the vacant WBA NABA Cruiserweight crown. A victory would help him move him one step closer to a fight against an elite 200 lb fighter.
There are 8 scheduled bouts on the fightcard.

Tickets are reasonably priced at $40 Reserved, and $60 for “On The Glass” seats. $75 Floor Seats and VIP Tables (“which includes a pre-fight “Meet & Greet”) are also available for purchase.
For Tickets and information please call (610) 291-0806, (201) 741-4994 or visit



YORK, PA (February 17, 2009) World class professional boxing returns to York, Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 7th as TKO BOXING Promotions presents BATTLE OF YORK 3 at the Valencia Ballroom.

Advance tickets, starting at $25 can be purchased through the Valencia Ballroom box office by calling 717-843-7672. The Valencia Ballroom is located at 142 N. George St. in downtown York. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm, with the first bell at 7:30.

Said Chet Koerner, President of TKO BOXING Promotions, “We’re thrilled to return to the Valencia Ballroom for our third event. Last summer and most recently in November it was very apparent how passionate the boxing fans in York were and TKO is committed to bringing outstanding events to them. We’ve drawn big crowds at our first two shows in York and we strongly encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance.”

Headlining the BATTLE OF YORK 3 will be favorite son, undefeated featherweight Carney “BEEPER” Bowman. In his last fight on November 8th, Bowman, 12-0-0 (5KO’s) thrilled the packed house at the Valencia Ballroom with a fourth round stoppage of Castulo Gonzalez.

The co-main event will see the return to the ring of popular super bantamweight Eric Nemo. Having been off since May of 2007,

Nemo 6-1-1 (2KO’s), will look to make a splash in the first hometown bout of his professional career.

Further details of both bouts will be announced shortly.

Making his first appearance in York , PA will be junior middleweight contender Anthony ‘THE MESSENGER” Thompson. The always entertaining Thompson, 23-3-0 (17KO’s) is coming off a highly controversial ESPN televised appearance this past August.

Facing Ishmail Arvin, Thompson suffered a cut from an accidental head butt in the third round, after dropping Arvin twice in the same round. At the end of the sixth round, the bout was stopped and awarded to Arvin instead of going to the scorecards in a bout that Thompson was easily winning.

Also returning to the Valencia Ballroom is fast rising cruiserweight prospect, Andres “ TAYLOR MADE” Taylor of nearby Johnstown , Pennsylvania . Since turning professional less than a year ago, the former amateur standout has quickly moved his record to 5-0-1 (2KO’s). Taylor is coming off a devastating first round knockout of Philip Jewel at the War Memorial Arena in his hometown on January 24th.

Rounding out the card, fellow undefeated prospects from the Dominican Republic, super featherweight Delvin Plascencia, 15-0-0 (6KO’s) and junior welterweight knockout artist Francisco Contreras, 8-0-0 (8KO’s) will see action in separate bouts.

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions stable includes; super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose and James Countryman, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweight Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Jonathan Gover, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes and Terrance Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.

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