Mike Gonzalez vs Jaime Alvarado in Peoria

04.04.07 - “Any night’s alright to fight, but I’m ready for this Saturday in Peoria” said undefeated lightweight prospect Mike Gonzalez. Gonzalez will face Mexican Jaime Alvarado in the main event at RUMBLE IN PAR A DICE 2007, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. Tickets for RUMBLE IN PAR A DICE 2007, starting at $35; can be obtained in advance by calling 1-800-PAR A DICE, ext 5813. The PAR A DICE Hotel and Casino is located at 21 Blackjack Blvd. in East Peoria, just 2 hours south of Chicago..

Doors for this event will open at 5pm with the first bell at 6pm. Directions and further information about this event can be viewed at the PAR A DICE Hotel and Casino’s website

Speaking from his home in Milwaukee, the Puerto Rican native Gonzalez stated, “I’ve been training since mid February and I’m in very good shape. I haven’t seen Alvarado fight but I’m going in with a very solid game plan and I’m confident that I’ll be successful.

I know in his last fight he fought Jorge Paez Jr. for six tough rounds, so I’m prepared for a very solid battle.”

In closing Gonzales stated, ‘The fans at the PAR A DICE were great, it’s a first class place to fight. Put a Puerto Rican like me in with a Mexican and they should get what they came for.”

Said Pesoli, “Mike’s great to deal with, a true professional. Always in shape, always on time and always ready to fight. Fans in Peoria and Chicago have really taken to him as one of their favorites. We’re very happy to bring him back to the PAR A DICE Hotel and Casino on Saturday night.”

Gonzales bring a record of 9-0-1 (8KO’s) into the fight while Alvarado, fighting out of Fort Wayne, Indiana carries a record of 7-5-2 (4KO’s).

The full RUMBLE IN PAR A DICE 2007 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. Kareem Chartrand, six rounds, super middleweights

Brooke Dierdorff vs. Melinda Woody, four rounds, featherweights

Three amateur bouts have also been added to the card.

Master of Ceremonies for this event will be nationally known ring announcer, Thomas Treiber.

8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1997 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.

For more information on 8 Count Productions and JABB Boxing Gym, please visit and

Article posted on 04.04.2007

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