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Sunday, June 01, 2008
  World Class Professional Boxing Returns to Chicago

World Class Professional Boxing Returns to Chicago as Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions,HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated present FEARLESS, an action packed evening of world class professional boxing on Friday, June 20th at the Aragon Ballroom.


Tickets for FEARLESS are on sale now through Ticketmaster ( and the 8 Count Production offices at 312-226-5800. The Aragon Ballroom is located at 1106 W. Lawrence Ave. Doors for this event will open at 5:30pm with the first bell at 6:30pm.


Headlining FEARLESS is an outstanding bantamweight clash as world ranked Alex Valdez,(20-2-1, 15 KO’s), of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico battles Accra, Ghana native Anyetei Laryea,(17-4, 8 KO’s) over ten rounds.  Valdez is currently ranked # 4 by the WBC, #7 by the WBO, # 10 by the IBF and # 15 by WBA.


In the co-main event, Salinas, California's super bantamweight Alejandro Perez, (12-0-1, 7 KO’s) squares off against Mexico City’s Adolfo Landeros,(17-10-1, 8 KO’s) in a scheduled eight rounder.


In a special feature attraction bout, former world champion Montell “ICE” Griffin, (48-7, 30 KO’s) of Chicago will face Baltimore native Corey Cummings,(15-2, 12 KO’s) over ten rounds in the light heavyweight division. This will be Griffin’s first bout in his hometown in nine years.


On the outstanding under card, Chicago favoriteIvan Popoca, (6-0-1, 5 KO’s) will face KhristianGeraci, (3-2-1, 2 KO’s) in a six round welterweight bout. Also on the undercard, Michigan nativeFrederico Flores Jr. (4-2, 2 KO’s) faces ChicagoanGustavo Palacios, (2-3, 1 KO’s) over four rounds.


Rounding out the card is a four round junior lightweight battle between Chicago native JuanBailon, (2-0, 1 KO) and Mexico’s Gerardo Alarcon, (0-1). 


Along with Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated,FEARLESS 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 the evening will be Lupe Contreras, the internationally recognized voice of Latino boxing.


8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoliin 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 finestChicagoland 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


For more information on Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated, please visit


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