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Two More Great “All Chicago” Fights

Added to Windy City Fight Night April 28 UIC Pavilion!

(April 12th) A pair of exciting "All Chicago" six-round match-ups have been announced for the undercard at Warriors Boxing Promotions' next "Windy City Fight Night" on Friday, April 28, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

 

In an battle of undefeated Windy City featherweights, Giovanni Mioletti (6-0, 1 KO) will take his toughest test to date against comebacking and also undefeated William Hernandez (3-0). And in an intriguing super middleweight six-rounder, Chicago's undefeated Ruben Schobitz (2-0, 1 KO) will face upset-minded spoiler Cesar Ruiz (2-4, 2 KOs).

 

Both bouts are in support of the eight-round main event featuring undefeated super lightweight Ramiro "El Lobito" Carrillo (11-0, 7 KOs), plus separate six-round brawls for undefeated super featherweight Josh Hernandez (5-0, 4 KOs); power-punching lightweight Jessica "CasKILLA" McCaskill (3-1, 2 KOs) and lightweight Jose Felix Quezada (11-1, 6 KOs).

 

In a very special added attraction, Chicago-based bantamweight prospect Shawn Simpson (4-0, 2 KOs) will make his promotional debut under the Warriors banner against Mexico's Jose Elizondo (2-2) in a six-round match-up.

 

Tickets for Windy City Fight Night are on sale now and priced at $101, $76, $51 and $36 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com; by calling 1-800-745-3000, or the Warriors Offices: 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740 or by visiting the UIC Box Office (Thursday or Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Or they can be purchased the night of the event. A special VIP Lounge experience is available to select sponsors. Please call 312.622.7668 for more information.

 

"I'm excited to be facing an undefeated boxer and I'm really pumped to be fighting in front of a large crowd of family and friends," Mioletti said.  "I want to put on a great show for them."

 

22-year-old Mioletti says he is motivated for the challenge.  "I love the level of competition," he said, "and I love fighting in my hometown."

 

"I don't know much about him. I'm just going in blind," said 26-year-old Hernandez. "So, I'll just go in with confidence and if I train hard I always have a chance to win. I'm training hard seven days a week."

 

Hernandez is returning from a six-year layoff that saw him obtain an accounting degree and start a family. The layoff, he says, won't be an issue.

 

"I'm ready and coming into this fight stronger than ever before. I've been dying to get back in the ring and it's almost time."

 

The promising Schobitz, from Chicago via Austria, says training is going well and he's confident there won't be another upset by his opponent Cesar Ruiz. In January of this year, Ruiz scored a shock TKO 1 over well-regarded, and then undefeated, Martez McGregor at the UIC Pavilion.

 

"Training is going great. I'm working out twice or three times a day and focusing a lot on using my legs and getting my legs strong. I sparred him (Ruiz) before and I saw his last fight. He's a come-forward guy. He knocked out Martez with a long left hook, but he doesn't have a lot of resources. And like they say, a good big man always beats a good little man."

 

Schobitz, who came to the US to train for the Austrian amateur championships, which he won, liked what he saw and returned as a professional, in search of glory.

 

"I spent all my money I had saved up in Austria as a teen to move here to box. Obviously, you come here with goals to be world champion and learn as much as you can and gain experience. I want to go as far as I can. Boxing is a sport I love. I love to fight more than anything else."

 

Windy City Fight Night doors open at 7:00 pm CT and the action starts at 8:00 pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine Avenue in Chicago. The entire bout card is subject to change.

 

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.

Warriors Boxing Signs Chicago Bantamweight

Shawn Simpson to Make Pro Debut April 28

Against Jose Elizdo at Windy City Fights!

(March 23rd) Warriors Boxing proudly announces the signing of Chicago-based bantamweight prospect Shawn Simpson to a promotional agreement.

 

23-year-old Simpson (4-0, 2 KOs) will make his promotional debut under the Warriors banner at their next Windy City Fight Night, scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

 

Simpson will face Mexico's Jose Elizondo (2-2) in a six-round match-up.

 

Before turning professional in 2015, Simpson was a heavily decorated amateur boxer. Looking to try different after-school sports, he walked into a gym at age nine.

 

"By age 13, I started getting good and by 15, I was winning national tournaments," recounted Simpson. "I was a 2012 Olympic alternate. I won the National Golden Gloves, National PAL three times and I was 2009 National Junior Olympic Champion. I fought the top of the top guys like (former WBA World Champion) Rau'shee Warren and gave them all they could handle. I finished with a record of about 177-20."

 

Now an undefeated professional, Simpson trains with former world champion Montell Griffin at Body Shot Boxing Club.

 

"He (Griffin) knows everything," continued Simpson. "He's been through everything I want to get to. So, to learn from him helps me out tremendously and we get along very well. He's going to help me become a world champion in multiple weight classes.

 

Simpson says the decision to sign with Warriors was an easy one for he and manager/father Tony Simpson.

 

"I think they were the best option for me. They have a lot of shows and have some great fighters. They even have a world champion in my weight class. This is a big opportunity for me. They do a lot in Chicago too. Leon and Dominic and their company are great people. I'm very comfortable with them and I get good vibes."

 

While he professes to not knowing much about upcoming opponent Elizondo, Simpson lists his ability to adjust to any style, in-ring, as one of his best fighting assets, along with his hand speed and counter-punching.

 

"I can't wait. I fought for them January 21 and I put on a great show. This one will be even better because I will have six rounds to work with. That will give me more time to show what I have in my arsenal."

 

Warriors Boxing President Leon Margules says he's excited for the future of young Simpson.

 

"Shawn can really fight. We watched about a minute of his fight at our show in January and you can just see he's special," said Margules. "And he's very personable as well as gifted. He's everything you want in a young fighter, to help them reach the top of their potential in the sport. I believe Warriors has signed a future world champion in Shawn, and I foresee big things happening for him."

 

Simpson says it won't take long for him to join his former compatriots at the top of the bantamweight division.

 

"A year from now, with my skill level, I should be ready for a big fight. I don't think I'll need the development time other fighters need. I fought all the top guys in the amateurs. I had a fight in the World Series of Boxing with a fighter as tough as anybody fighting for a world title right now. 2008 Bantamweight Olympic Bronze Medalist, Veaceslav Gojan from Moldova. He was 30 years old and we fought twice, and each won one. If he was a pro he'd be in the top of the division. If I can beat him, I can beat any of them."

 

Other Chicago-based fighters appearing that night will be undefeated super lightweight Ramiro "El Lobito" Carrillo (11-0, 7 KOs) in the eight-round main event, as well as separate six-rounders featuring undefeated super featherweight Josh Hernandez (5-0, 4 KOs); power-punching lightweight Jessica "CasKILLA" McCaskill (3-1, 2 KOs) and lightweight Jose Felix Quezada (11-1, 6 KOs).

Carrillo, Hernandez, McCaskill and Quezada

Featured on Next Windy City Fight Night, April 28th!

(March 17th) On Friday, April 28, 2017, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Warriors Boxing Promotions returns with their "Windy City Fight Night" professional boxing series. A showcase for Chicago's best young fighting talent, this WCFN will feature four of the city's brightest young prospects in separate bouts.

 

Undefeated super lightweight Ramiro "El Lobito" Carrillo (11-0, 7 KOs) will appear in the eight-round main event. And in separate six-round brawls will be undefeated super featherweight Josh Hernandez (5-0, 4 KOs); power-punching lightweight Jessica "CasKILLA" McCaskill (3-1, 2 KOs) and, making his return to the ring, lightweight Jose Felix Quezada (11-1, 6 KOs).

 

26-year-old Ramiro Carrillo has been very impressive in his undefeated 11-fight run as a professional, thus far. Carrillo was born in Mexico was a heavily decorated amateur, going 215-14. He was a four-time Chicago Golden Gloves Champion and a two-time National Silver Gloves Champion. Carrillo is an aggressive boxer/brawler who loves to go to the body. So much so that a high percentage of his professional knockouts have come from body shots.

 

22-year-old Quezada is of half-Mexican and half-Filipino descent and an enormous fan-favorite locally. A heavily decorated amateur boxer, Quezada ran off 11 straight victories before falling short in his last fight. Determined to come back better than ever, Quezada is returning to home turf of the UIC Pavilion where he has had 9 of his 12 fights.

 

A Physical Education and Exercise Science junior at Chicago's De Paul University 21-year-old Josh Hernandez had just over 50 fights and in 2014, won the Power Gloves and Chicago Golden Gloves, where he was named Best Male Boxer of the tournament. He is managed and trained by his father, former middleweight contender and fan favorite "Macho" Miguel Hernandez.

 

Originally from St. Louis, now living in Chicago Jessica McCaskill trains under well-known Windy City boxing figure Rick Ramos. The 32-year-old says she started off in boxing as a crude slugger, relying solely on her amazing natural strength. But nearly three years of working with Ramos has improved her skills dramatically. McCaskill is the first woman ever signed to a promotional agreement with Warriors Boxing, and deservedly so. Her exciting fighting style has already made her a crowd favorite.

 

"I am happy to be back at one of our favorite venues, presenting another terrific Windy City Fight Night," said Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing. "Every show we've done since reviving this great series has been bigger than the previous one. Thank you to the fans in Chicago for responding with such enthusiasm. Chicago is a great fight town."

 

Windy City Fight Night doors open at 7:00 pm CT and the action starts at 8:00 pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine Avenue in Chicago. The entire bout card is subject to change.

 

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.

 

CONTACTS: Andre Courtemanche, Big Media Buzz, (954) 302-2462, bigmediabuzz@msn.com

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