Former world title challenger “King David” Estrada returns to his hometown of Chicago for the first time in nine years to headline “Windy City Fight Night 5” on Friday, August 21st at the UIC Pavilion, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions. Advance tickets starting at $31, call 1-800-745-3000. Estrada: “I’m thrilled to be fighting at home. In the last nine years I’ve always been introduced as being from Chicago, but it will be special to be at the UIC Pavilion on August 21st.”
The 30-year-old Estrada, (22-6-0, 13 KOs), has fought numerous world class fighters in his ten year career including world champions Shane Mosley, Andre Berto and Kermit Cintron, along with contenders Chris Smith, Ishe Smith, Jesus Soto-Karass and Nurhan Suleymanoglu. Most recently, Estrada battled Luis Abregu on December 5, 2008, in a bout broadcast on SHOWTIME. Although seemingly well ahead in the fight, Estrada was deemed by the judges to have lost by split decision which angered the packed house at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.
Pesoli: “I’ve watched David fight numerous times on TV, whether it’s been on HBO, SHOWTIME or ESPN, he’s always in terrific fights. His fight with Kermit Cintron in 2006 was amongst the best I saw that year. David has been training for the last few months here in Chicago and there’s been a great buzz in the city about him fighting here. We’re thrilled to have him headline our show on August 21st.”