Popular Chicago native and Notre Dame graduate Mike Lee's opponent has been announced for this Friday, July 25, 2014, ring return to the Windy City's UIC Pavilion.
Scheduled to open the night's worldwide, live broadcast of ESPN Friday Night Fights in a light heavyweight six-rounder, Lee (12-0, 7 KOs) will face Paul Gonsalves (7-3, 3 KOs) of Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Presented by Warriors Boxing, 8 Count Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Marines Promotions, the night of world-class professional boxing, entitled "Conquerors", will also feature rejuvenated welterweight contender Roberto "La Amenaza" Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, taking on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis "Khanqueror" Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) of Miami, via Barranquilla, Colombia in the night's 10-round main event; as well as a 10-round middleweight co-feature between USBA Middleweight Champion and WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb "Golden" Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, and Sonora, Mexico's Rogelio "Porky" Medina (32-6, 26 KOs).
32-year-old Gonsalves has won three straight fights, and five of his last six. A quick combination puncher with good strength, Gonsalves should be a decent test for Lee and give the huge crowd of Lee-supporting "Domers" something to cheer about.
Lee graduated at the top of his class with a Finance degree from The University of Notre Dame, and is also a Subway spokesperson and philanthropist. This fight will be his first in Chicago since his pro debut in 2010.
About Warriors Boxing
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 its 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 Ibragimov-Holyfield.
For more information on Warriors Boxing, visit their website at www.WarriorsBoxing.com.
About 8 Count Productions
Founded in 1997 by Dominic Pesoli, 8 Count Productions is the Home Of The Best In Chicago Boxing. 8 Count Productions has consistently presented the highest-quality professional boxing events in greater Chicago and is the home of top-10, world-rated light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara.
For more information on 8 Count Productions, please visit8CountProductions.com, Facebook.com/8CountWarriors,
Twitter.com/8CountBoxing and Instagram.com/8CountBoxing.
About Seconds Out Promotions
When retired professional boxer Tony Grygelko found himself unable to stay out of the gym, he realized that his passion for the sport was something he couldn't deny. At age 29, Grygelko formed Seconds Out Promotions.
By utilizing the vast boxing knowledge of world-class trainer Ron Lyke, Grygelko and Seconds Out Promotions found instant success.
Through determination, integrity and hard work, Seconds Out Promotions strives to become a leading fight promotional company in the world, by giving young fighters the ability to showcase their talents to a worldwide audience, along with offering our fans the highest quality programming available.
Seconds Out Promotions was created to bring the very best fights to all fans and participants worldwide. Seconds Out Promotions is committed to the recruitment and development of the best and brightest young fighters to help achieve our mission. Seconds Out Promotions continues to expand its web and television presence, and is establishing itself as one of the fastest-rising fight promotions in the world.