St. Louis based lightweight prospect Danny Williams will battle Barbaro “The Spoiler” Zepeda on Friday, December 12, at Cicero Stadium, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.
The Williams vs. Zepeda six round bout is part of "Young Guns", an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing celebrating the culmination of another excellent year of local boxing presented by 8 Count Productions.
The 24 year old Williams brings a record of 6-0 (5) with wins in each of the last three months. His last two wins have been against fellow undefeated prospects. On September 19, he knocked out Mike Maley in the first round at Cicero Stadium.
Said Pesoli, “This bout really exemplifies what 8 Count has always been about, putting on great matchups for our loyal fans. We’re finishing up our 11th year and what has always been true is that fans want to see action, they want to see boxers giving 100% at all times. Williams is a highly regarded prospect who’s looking to build his record but Zepeda is a very tough fighter who’s coming off a great win over Juan Bailon who was also undefeated.”
Zepeda won a four round unanimous decision over Bailon on November 14 at Cicero Stadium, pressuring the undefeated Bailon from the outset.
“This is the 15th time that Barbaro has fought for us and win, lose or draw; the fans love him because he always makes great fights," said Pesoli. "Before the Bailon fight, he lost to Ivan Rodriguez in a very close fight that was an old fashioned blood and guts war.
“Williams looked great last time here with a first round knockout, but Zepeda is going to fight like a Mexican warrior and battle him every second. That was how Barbaro beat Bailon, by being aggressive the whole fight.”
Also on the bill are Chicagoland favorites Francisco “El Nino Azteca” Rodriguez, “King” Carlos Molina, Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, and undefeated Chicago middleweight Orphius White.
Also appearing on the card in separate bouts are local newcomers Adrian “El Tigre” Granados, Noe Perez and Sergio Montes De Oca. More information on these bouts will be announced shortly.
Advance tickets for "Young Guns" can be obtained by calling the 8 Count Productions office at 312-226-5800. Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S.. Laramie in Cicero . Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be noted boxing ring announcer Thomas Treiber.
"Young Guns" is presented along with Miller Beer, TCF Bank, Jack Daniels and EL Jimador Tequila.