The weigh-ins had just finished, and Will could be seen vehemently shoveling down what appeared to be some type of taco off the menu of the ChiSox Bar & Grill across the street from US Cellular Field. With a tall glass of ice water at his side and a few more tacos on his plate, the West Chicago native looked intent enough for me to want to leave him alone. I
Ben Mercado, Jr. (BAM) is a lifelong boxing enthusiast who began writing about the sport during the late 90's, just a few years after joining Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts (where he trained in boxing and Degerberg Blend - a Mixed Martial Arts style which predates modern MMA). After joining Chicago Boxing News in 2010 as Managing Editor, he steered his focus toward the local scene in addition to the sport at large. Since then, he has covered a multitude of live promotions including ESPN Friday Night Fights, Solo Boxeo Tecate, ShoBox, Spike TV's Premiere Boxing Champions and HITZ Fight Night at Horseshoe.