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UFC star Terry Martin is going to make his pro boxing debut April 11th in Chicago at The Odeum Rumble. (Credit goes to Philly)

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UFC Star Terry Martin will make his professional boxing debut on Friday, April 11th at THE ODEUM RUMBLE, an evening of world class professional boxing at the Odeum Sports and Expo Center in Villa Park, presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.


The Chicago born and raised 27 year old Martin, having established himself in mixed martial arts over the last five years with a record of 18-4 with ten knockouts and five submissions, will face Ricardo Upchurch of Mansfield, Ohio in a four round cruiserweight bout.


With a resemblance facially and in build to Mike Tyson, Martin has been able to not only build a successful mixed martial arts career but also is working towards his Doctorate at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Previously Martin earned a BA in psychology from Northern Illinois University followed by the completion of his Masters degree at Concordia University.


The seven bout event is headlined by a terrific junior middleweight clash between Chicago based veterans Luciano Perez and Carlos Molina. The crosstown showdown between the Mexican natives is scheduled for eight rounds.


The full bout card for THE ODEUM RUMBLE is


Luciano Perez vs. Carlos Molina, eight rounds, junior middleweights

Yusef Mack vs. TBA, eight rounds, light heavyweights

David Torres vs. TBA, eight rounds, lightweights

Andrzej Fonfara vs. Manny Castillo, six rounds, middleweights

Ivan Popoca vs. TBA, five rounds, welterweights

Terry Martin vs. Ricardo Upchurch, four rounds, cruiserweights,

Ikem Orji vs. Juan Gonzalez, four rounds, lightweights


Along with 8 Count Productions, THE ODEUM RUMBLE is presented by Miller Lite, TCF Bank and AeroMexico, the premier travel source in Mexico.


The Master of Ceremonies for THE ODEUM RUMBLE will be ring announcer Thomas Treiber.


The Odeum Sports and Expo Center is conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown Chicago at 1033 N. Villa Avenue in Villa Park and is easily accessible from the Eisenhower expressway in addition to toll roads 355 and 294. Specific directions and further information can be found on their website at Northern Illinois Dupage county's largest Convention, Sports & Expo Center, The Odeum.


Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the 8 Count Productions box office at 312-226-5800. Doors will open on the night of the fight at 7pm, with the first bell at 8pm.


8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland. In 2003, Pesoli along with former featherweight contender Mike Garcia opened JABB Boxing Gym, a 6,000 square foot venue dedicated to the finest Chicagoland boxers of all talent levels.


To view the seating chart and poster for this event or for more information on 8 Count Productions and JABB Boxing Gym, please visit Welcome to 8 Count Productions and jabbboxinggym.com
 

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His standup wasnt even that good on the MMA standard so he doubt he can make any waves in boxing ^^ He will problaby make more money tho lol.
 

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Thanks Toez, all Martin has is some power and not much technique. Hope he does well but I can't really see that happening.
 

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I don't understand why this is big news. A lot of UFC fighters make pro debuts and fight a few fights in Boxing. Nick Diaz is one that comes to mind. Im a personal friend of a personal friend of his. Don't go thinking Im some kind of MMA fanatic.

In fact, Nick has been sparring with Andre Ward for a few months now getting ready for a show where he was supposed to fight on saturday but was pulled off the card for having a Marajuana liscense or something. Damn Armando Garcia... He is as strict a commisioner as he was a referee.
 

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Hes gonna make a mistake and knock someone out with a kick.
 

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To me this news is just a important as knowing a homeless beggar is turning pro. No amateur background, no solid victories yet, not worth paying attention yet
 

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Thanks Toez, all Martin has is some power and not much technique. Hope he does well but I can't really see that happening.
Anytime mls, you're right man his technique is lacking.
I think he's going to get lit up but that's just my opinion.

Hes gonna make a mistake and knock someone out with a kick.
Haha, you know he will at least go for one. He might catch himself in time but he'll go for one.
 

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Cavemen trying there hand at a skilled sport....JEEZ. :rolleyes:
 
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