On Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Warriors Boxing Promotions returns to action with another installment of the “Windy City Fight Nights” series of boxing shows.
Designed to showcase the best of Chicago’s up-and-coming talent, this WCFN will feature undefeated super welterweight Achour Esho taking on the always tough Anthony Abbruzzese for the ABO Regional Jr. Middleweight Championship in the night’s eight-round main event.
Chicago Knockout artist Josh Hernandez (4-0, 4 KOs) of Chicago; as well as four-round bouts featuring undefeated Chicago lightweight Yousif Saleh (1-0); super middleweight Ruben Schobitz (1-0, 1 KO) of Miami via Spain; Warriors Boxing’s first-ever female fighter, Chicago lightweight Jessica McCaskill (2-1, 2 KOs); East Chicago, Indiana, super bantamweight Francisco Saldana (2-0, 1 KO); and Palatine, Illinois, flyweight Javier Rivera (3-0, 1 KO).
Tickets for Windy City Fight Night are priced at $101, $76, $51 and $36 and are available at Body Shot Boxing Club (online or at 600 w Cermak)
Warriors Boxing Vice President Dominic Pesoli created the Windy City Fight Night series to introduce and develop local and international boxing talent, many of whom went on to become world champions and top contenders, including Andrzej Fonfara and Adrian Granados from Chicago, as well as international imports such as current light heavyweight champion Sergei Kovalev.
“This show we are looking to surpass the success of the last one and that’s saying a lot,” said Warriors Boxing President Leon Margules. “I am proud of my team at Warriors for helping keep the Chicago boxing scene alive with this series and for developing young talent for the top of the boxing world of tomorrow.”
“We have a great group of talented fighters who will be in tough match-ups that help advance their skills,” said Dominic Pesoli. “The fans in this city know that Windy City Fight Nights are always an entertaining night of back-and-forth action.”
Windy City Fight Night is proudly sponsored by Abt Electronics, Output Lounge/Sports Bar, Unanimous Boxing Gym, and Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O’Hare – Rosemont. On 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.
“Ed Brown was was a great talent… but he was a better person. Brown has been through a lot but he never complained. Never carried a chip on his shoulder…. he was always smiling and laughing. EVERYONE in Chicago took a hit with this one. He will be missed.” – RR
Warriors Boxing Signs Their First Female Fighter, Jessica McCaskill, to
a Promotional Contract
In a historic move, Warriors Boxing proudly announces the signing of their first female fighter, Jessica “CasKILLA” McCaskill to a promotional contract.
McCaskill (2-1, 2 KOs) is a power-punching lightweight originally from St. Louis, now living in Chicago and training under well-known Windy City boxing figure Rick Ramos.
“Signing this deal is very exciting,” said McCaskill. “It’s the first step of many to a world title belt. I’m looking forward to fighting internationally and becoming a strong female presence and helping to bring back female boxing altogether.”
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 brought significant change.
“I started off as a brawler,” she explained. “In St. Louis, it was really about being flashy and in attack mode all the time. But since I moved to Chicago, Rick has taught me how to be a boxer with more skills. Now I fight like more of a combination of the two styles. I feel my opponents out and then if Rick turns me loose, I’ll go back to being the brawler and stop the show. I turn things off and on. I can hear only him during a fight and whatever he’s telling me to do, that’s what I do. He’s got 100% of my trust.”
Ramos, who says McCaskill is one of the most powerful and fiercely competitive fighters he’s ever worked with, has high hopes for McCaskill.
“Jessica is very dominant in the ring. She can’t even spar with women anymore. They can’t take her power. She spars with men. When I first started working with her, she was a little wild. I’ve slowed her down and got her organized. And now that she’s signed with Warriors, she can go as far as she wants to go. Warriors took a chance on her and that says a lot. I’m excited to see what they can do. The sky is now the limit.”
McCaskill says signing with a reputable promotional company is a big step for her career. “My network will grow and doors will open and different eyes will see what I can do now. I’ll be looking for six- and then eight-round fights in the next little bit. And a world championship challenge isn’t that far behind. I’m not here to waste any time.”
Dominic Pesoli, Vice President of Warriors Boxing and long-time Chicago boxing figure, says he likes what he’s seen from McCaskill, thus far.
“Jessica has a very exciting style and her fans show up in large numbers to watch,” said Pesoli. “We are very happy to be working with her as our first female fighter. Women’s combat sports are growing in popularity again and Jessica shows a great deal of promise that we intend to help her develop.”
“She is one of the hardest female punchers in all of boxing right now,” said Warriors Chief Operating Officer, Luis DeCubas. “Leon Margules and I are happy to be working with Jessica. A female knockout artist is a rarity in boxing and Jessica is truly one of them.”
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.
Andre Courtemanche, Warriors Boxing: (954) 302-2462
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(pictured above: Professional Boxer Jessica “Caskilla” McCaskill )
“I am proud to say that – Jessica “Caskilla” McCaskill has signed a managerial extension with me. I look forward to working with her for the rest of her professional career. With that said … I will have BIG news this Thanksgiving week regarding her career. Stay tuned. Thank you for trusting me Jessica. I will NOT let you down. I promise! Chicago female boxing has been getting attention the moment you hit the scene. It’s game time now!” – Ramos
Rumors have surfaced about Ramos having her signed to a promotional deal. Stay tuned….. #teammccaskill #rickramosboxing
Chicago’s up and coming boxing coach and manager Rick Ramos is looking for fighters.
“I have owned a boxing gym for 9 years now… and I think I had it ALL wrong. I had the mindset – BIGGER IS BETTER. I have traveled to a lot of boxing gyms through out the US and most boxing gyms are small (Wild Card, Romanza, Knuckle Heads etc) . I think I am going back to the school mind set. I would rather own 2 or 3 small gyms through out the city than 1 big one. I think some of Chicago’s best trainer(s) will be leaving the game in the next 2-4 years and I want to be ready!
I will be working on building a boxing gym that focuses ONLY on fighters. I want my focus to be on fighters and signing fighters instead of chasing people who don’t pay dues, late fees and toilet paper … haha.
My new gym will start Jan 1st or sooner. I am making a lot of changes. I want to work with the BEST – I am coming for WINNERS. As of now.. I am looking for more female fighters, young heavyweight (boys/men) fighters.” – RICK RAMOS
Ramos is 1 of a few gyms that makes his fighters TRY OUT for his Golden Gloves team – Ramos also offers strength and conditioning workouts to his fighters with NO fighters. I am excited to see this guy grow. Ramos brings a fresh ideas and new looks to the Chicago Boxing scene.
If you are interested in fighting for coach Ramos please contact him at: email@example.com
“I am looking for female fighters (ages 13- 23) with or without experience who are interested in fighting. I am also looking for Heavyweight (males ages 14- 20 years old).”
Please contact Rick Ramos at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chicago star – Andrej Fonfara returns to the ring June18th in Chicago. Fight poster is now up for viewing….
Added to the undercard: Jose Felix Quezada and Jessica McCaskill (both managed by Rick Ramos) are listed on the fight card. Quezada brings speed, skill and talent … and McCaskill brings power, strength and non stop action!
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“I’m excited to be front row to watch Quezada and in the corner of McCaskill. I will be in the zone. I will be ready for an exciting night of boxing… not for the sport in general but for Chicago. Having these BIG fights here definitely brings credit back to Chicago Boxing. I’m very happy!” – Rick Ramos
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