Popular undefeated middleweight prospect Ninos Abraham makes his UIC Pavilion debut this Friday night, May 20th in one of the featured undercard bouts at Windy City Fight Night 17, presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions.
The 25 year old Abraham, a three-time Chicago Golden Gloves champion, sporting a record of 140-25 over his standout amateur career brings a record of 6-0-0 with two knockouts into the four round battle against South Bend, Indiana’s Cesar Martinez.
A proud Assyrian American, Abraham is coming off a four round shutout victory over Nathan Wilkes on April 9, 2011.
“We’re very excited to have Ninos on the undercard at Windy City Fight Night 17. He was a sensational amateur fighter and wants to stay active as a professional. Our fans are going to love his aggressive style” said Pesoli.
Commenting after a late night training session, Abraham was confident and excited to return to action.
‘I haven’t fought as often as I’d like, hopefully that will change going forward. I’m more focused now because I have a great team behind me.”
“Because I haven’t stayed as active as I’d like, I’m fighting heavier than I should. My goal is to work my way down to 147 eventually.”
Discussing Chicagoland’s boxing scene, the Sam Colonna trained Abraham was emphatic about one fight he was looking at, “‘I want to fight ‘Bazooka Joe Linenfelser.’ It’s a grudge match between us and I want to fight him by the end of the summer.”
“I’m very happy to be fighting on this 8 Count Productions event and want to thank Dominic Pesoli for the opportunity. I’m bringing a big crowd on Friday night and can’t wait to get in the ring.”
Windy City Fight Night 17 is headlined by a ten round light heavyweight bout between Chicago’s Polish Prince, Andrzej Fonfara and Anthony Russell for the vacant WBO NABO title.
Tickets for Windy City Fight Night 17, priced at $100, $75, $50 and $30 are now on sale through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, the UIC Pavilion Boxing Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions’ Office (312-226-5800).
Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine , just one block south of the Eisenhower Expressway. For further information, please visit their website at www.uicpavilion.com. The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.