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Old 06-11-2013, 03:11 PM
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Default Boxing coming to US Cellular Field

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130...-into-sox-park
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:15 PM
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Could never get into boxing.... Seems like a cool event and historic though.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:14 PM
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There's an Adam Dunn joke in here somewhere....
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:01 PM
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you think anyone goes, and if so, will it outsell the normal Sox game?
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:02 PM
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I'm going. I've been to several 8 count productions Boxing events at the UIC Pavilion. They're a good time. These aren't amateur fighters, they're pros so the skill set is pretty great.

Also, here is the seating chart for those interested.

http://8countproductions.com/images/...atingchart.jpg
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:25 PM
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I'm going. I've been to several 8 count productions Boxing events at the UIC Pavilion. They're a good time. These aren't amateur fighters, they're pros so the skill set is pretty great.

Also, here is the seating chart for those interested.

http://8countproductions.com/images/...atingchart.jpg
Agreed. Already bought tickets actually. Fonfara and Szpilka have drawn some impressive and rowdy crowds at the UIC Pavilion due the large Polish population in Chicago.

The Artur Szpilka vs. Mike Mollo fight in January was probably the most exciting live event I've attended all year (eager to see the rematch).

But it's going to be damn cool to be at the Cell to watch this. This might be a future venue for boxing if it draws well (as has already happened with the UIC Pavilion).
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:15 AM
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Link to the replay: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/...ize/condensed/
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:10 AM
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Great night of fights and a great crowd. A lot more people than I thought, a lot of the Polish community came out to support their great fighters.

I hope they do this every year.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:11 PM
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The broadcast highlighted the Cell and there were many references to Comiskey Park also. Ozzie even managed to weasel his way into the broadcast booth.
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My friend went. Said there was about 10,000 people there. Sat right behind Ozzie and got pics of his kids and Ozzie.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:51 PM
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My friend went. Said there was about 10,000 people there. Sat right behind Ozzie and got pics of his kids and Ozzie.
Wow, 10,000 is impressive if accurate. I would think that would be enough to get a reprise next year.

I will say the marketing worked on me. I NEVER watch boxing an watched the rest of the card as soon as the Sox game ended.
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