ENNIS STEPS IN TO FACE TRUAX LATER THIS MONTH
Press Release: Derek "Pooh" Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) will step in to face Caleb "Golden" Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, on the July 25th edition of ESPN2's Friday Night Fights at Chicago's UIC Pavilion. Truax's original opponent, Mexico's Rogelio "Porky" Medina was forced out by injury.
The 33-year-old Derek Ennis is not an easy opponent. He has faced a number of strong opponents and usually comes out victorious. In 2013, he lost a majority decision squeaker to Jonathan Gonzalez, but has since rebounded with a stoppage win over Puerto Rico's Emil Gonzalez in March of this year.
Presented by Warriors Boxing, 8 Count Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Marines Promotions, "Conquerors", will also feature rejuvenated welterweight 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 ten-round main event.
Scheduled to open the night's worldwide, live broadcast is a light heavyweight six-rounder between popular Chicagoan and Notre Dame graduate Mike Lee (12-0, 7 KOs) and Paul Gonsalves (7-3, 3 KOs) of Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-622-7668 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740.More information will be available shortly at 8CountProductions.com.