David Diaz vs. Efren HInojosa for IBA Lightweight World Championship

(MAY 24) Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions has announced further details of the eight fight June 16th “DESTINY” event at Cicero Stadium.


 The main event will feature an outstanding matchup between Chicagoland’s most popular boxer, 1996 US Olympian David Diaz and Efren Hinojosa of Lakeside, California in a twelve round bout for the IBA Lightweight World Championship.

“DESTINY” is presented by 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated, along with Miller Beer and TCF Bank.

Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie, just minutes from the Eisenhower and Stevenson Expressways. Doors for this event will open at 6pm with the first bell at 7pm. Tickets, starting at $30 are on sale in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

Diaz, 30-1-1 (16), is coming off a terrific ten round decision win over Silverio Ortiz at the Aragon Ballroom at the 8 Count Productions “MADNESS IN MARCH” event on March 17th of this year.

Hinojosa, 29-2-1 (17) is undefeated in his last five fights. His eleven year career includes wins over contenders Ernesto Zavala (twice), Ivan Robinson, Lamar Murphy, and Steve Quinonez.

Said Pesoli, “This is an outstanding world title fight. Both guys have very similar records and are highly skilled warriors. David showed a lot of heart winning his fight with Silverio Ortiz. I’ve seen quite a few of Hinojosa’s fights on TV and he’s a very tough kid who’s always in great fights.”

The full fight card is as follows;

David Diaz vs. Efren Hinojosa, 12 rounds, lightweight
IBA Lightweight World Championship
Mike Gonzalez vs. TBA, 8 rounds, lightweights
Gilbert Venegas vs. TBA, 6 rounds, junior welterweights
Francisco Diaz vs. TBA, 6 rounds, middleweights
Donovan George vs. TBA, 6 rounds, super middleweights
Kenny Kost vs. Alberto Mercedes, 6 rounds, middleweights
Barbaro Zepeda vs. Miguel Figueroa, 6 rounds, super featherweights
Trinidad Garcia vs. TBA, 6 rounds, junior middleweights