ESPN Friday Night Chicago Public Boxing Workout
By Special Report on Doghouse Boxing (June 5, 2012)






WHO:           World Ranked Light Hvwt Andrzej Fonfara, 21-2-0 (12KO’s)

                    Welterweight Prospect Ivan Popoca, 15-1-1 (10KO’s)

                    Dominic Pesoli, President/8 Count Productions

                    Frank Muggs/Round 3


WHAT:         Chicago Media Workout


WHERE:       8 Count Boxing Gym, 410 N. Oakley, Second Floor,

        Chicago, IL 60612

                    (312) 226-5800


WHEN:        Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 12NOON CST


            World ranked light heavyweight Andrzej ‘The Polish Prince” Fonfara and welterweight prospect Ivan “EL Marro” Popoca along with Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions will host a Chicago Public Media Workout on Tuesday, June 5th at 12Noon at the 8 Count Boxing Gym.  

The Chicago Public Media Workout is held in advance of “CROSSROADS”, a world-class evening of professional boxing broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights on Friday, July 13, 2012.

Presented by 8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing along with BlueWave Boxing, “CROSSROADS” is headlined by a ten round light heavyweight clash between former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson and Chicago’s popular world ranked contender, “Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara.

The co-main event will feature a ten round welterweight battle between legendary two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Terrible” Castillo and longtime Chicago fan favorite Ivan “EL Marro” Popoca.

Advance tickets for “CROSSROADS”, priced at $151, $101, $51 and $31, can be obtained through Ticketmaster (, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices, 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office, 312-413-5740.

The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Harrison, at the corner of Harrison and Racine on the campus of University of Illinois-Chicago. Doors on the night of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 7:45pm.


8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland. 

Fighters currently under the 8 Count Productions banner include; super middleweight contender Donovan George, world ranked light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, former world title challenger Edner Cherry, middleweight prospect Viktor Polyakov, junior welterweight prospects Ivan Popoca and Adrian Granados along with welterweights Achour Esho and Jaime Herrera.  

For more information on 8 Count Productions please visit their new website, Follow them on Twitter at 8_Count and Facebook at “8 Count Productions”.


Launched in 2003, Warriors Boxing operates under a simple philosophy—bring the best boxers in the world to fight fans, match them in competitive bouts, and in doing so help re-establish the sport of boxing for a new generation.

With a series of successful Pay-Per-View shows and packed houses to it’s credit, the Warriors business model is working wonders in a sport that was sorely in need of the innovation and energy that the company brings to the table.

When it comes down to it though, a promotional company is only as good as the fighters and fights it promotes. Warriors Boxing has delivered on all fronts, with outstanding bouts such as Lara-Molina, Cayo-Peterson, Abraham-Miranda I and II, Miranda-Pavlik, Miranda-Green, Ibragimov-Briggs, Ibragimov-Klitschko, Urango-Hatton, Urango-Bailey, Cayo-Maidana and Ibraginov-Holyfield.

For more information on Warriors Boxing, visit their website at

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