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Mike Gonzalez returns to Peoria

Undefeated lightweight prospect Mike Gonzalez will face veteran Jamie Alvarado at the PAR A DICE Hotel and Casino in East Peoria, Illinois on Saturday April 7th, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of Chicago based 8 Count Productions. The Gonzalez/Alvarado main event headlines RUMBLE IN PAR A DICE, an evening of world class professional boxing presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and the PAR A DICE Hotel and Casino, “The Friendliest Casino on the Water”..

Tickets for RUMBLE IN PAR A DICE, starting at $35; can be obtained in advance by calling 1-800-PAR A DICE, ext 5843. The PAR A DICE Hotel and Casino is located at 21 Blackjack Blvd. in East Peoria, just 2 hours south of Chicago.

Gonzalez, a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, currently residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sports a record of 9-0-1 (8KO’s). The hard swinging, highly regarded prospect thrilled the PAR A DICE Hotel and Casino crowd on September 1, 2006 with a crushing second round knockout of Donnell Logan.

Said Gonzalez, “The PAR A DICE was a great place to fight. The crowd last September was very supportive and I’m looking forward to putting on another great show next month.”

Alvarado, a native of Mexico City, now residing in Fort Wayne, Indiana, brings a record of 7-5-2 (4KO’s) into the bout with Gonzalez. Last year he won two decisions over former Indiana State Champion Ruben Galvan.

Said Pesoli about the matchup, “It’s a terrific bout between two highly skilled, hard hitting young guys. Throw in the Puerto Rican/Mexican angle and this should be an outstanding matchup.

We’re very happy to return to the PAR A DICE Hotel and Casino and we’re putting together a terrific evening of world class professional boxing for the fans.”


The full RUMBLE IN PAR A DICE card is a follows;

Mike Gonzalez vs. Jaime Alvarado, eight rounds, lightweights
Michael Walker vs. Dave Saunders, eight rounds, middleweights
Joshua Rodriguez vs. Corey Peterson, six rounds, welterweights
Victor Polyakov vs. TBA, six rounds, super middleweights
Brooke Dierdorff vs. TBA, four rounds, featherweights

Much more information on this event will be announced shortly.

Article posted on 04.03.2007



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