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Morua vs Crayton New Main Event at the Aragon Rumble

12.01.05 - Lightweights Arturo "The Conqueror" Morua, 20-6-1 (13KO's) of Guadalajara, Mexico and James "Too Sweet" Crayton, 33-19-2 (20KO's) of Las Vegas, Nevada are the new headliners in a scheduled ten round bout as Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum's Top Rank Incorporated presents the ARAGON RUMBLE, another installment of "The Best in Chicago Boxing", broadcast internationally as part of Telefutura's SOLO BOXEO DE MILLER's weekly Friday night professional boxing series. Tickets starting at $25 are on sale now by calling 312-226-5800. Doors open at 6pm, with the first bell scheduled for 7pm.

The newly remodeled Aragon Ballroom is located at 1106 W. Lawrence Ave. near the corner of Lawrence and Broadway in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood and is easily accessible, just 4 blocks west of Lake Shore Drive and just 4 miles east of the Kennedy expressway. There are three large parking lots located within a 1/2 block of the Aragon Ballroom. Additionally, the Howard Street Blue Line stops just across the street.

Morua was last seen in Chicago on September 10th as he upset world ranked Omar Weis on an 8 Count Productions/Top Rank Incorporated SOLO BOXEO De MILLER boxing card. Last month, "THE CONQUEROR" defeated world ranked Carlos Maussa in Miami, FL winning the WBO Latino Junior Welterweight Title.

Morua will look to continue his winning ways as he steps in against Crayton who most recently dropped a very close decision to top contender Javier Jauregui this past July. Crayton has faced very tough competition in his career, losing decisions to world champions Julio Diaz, Juan Lazcano, Gabriel Rueles and Stevie Johnston. Most recently he has upset wins over highly rated Ernesto Zepeda and Rogelio Castaneda.

The co-main event features a crosstown/showdown as Chicagoans "MACHO" Miguel Hernandez, 14-1 (9KO's) and "MARVELOUS" Shay Mobley, 7-4-1 (2KO's) square off in a scheduled eight round slugfest. Hernandez is currently riding an eight bout winning streak and looks to continue his steady rise in the middleweight class. Mobley of One In a Million Boxing, was last seen in Chicago last June in a six round slugfest against David Estrada broadcast on ESPN2 and most recently appeared on SOLO BOXEO DE MILLER against highly regarded prospect Jesus Gonzales this past August.

Said MACHO about the fight, "its going to be a tough match for me, Mobley going to come to fight and I'm sure he'll have his supporters and I'm sure I'll have mine. Hopefully, its another step up the ladder for me. Dominic's put together another great card and the fans will have a terrific evening. And the Aragon looks great now, with all the improvements, its a perfect venue for boxing."

In a special six round attraction, middleweight prospects Carlos Molina, 4-1 (2KO's) of Green Bay, WI and Joe Lynch, 4-0 (2KO's) of Buffalo, MN will square off. Molina last appeared in Chicago this past September in a very hard fought battle against Jonathan Ogden in a fight broadcast on SOLO BOXEO DE MILLER. Lynch made his Chicago debut two months ago cruising to a four round decision over Trinidad Garcia.

Other Chicagoland fan favorites on the card include featherweight sensation Frankie Tafoya, middleweight Ottu Holifield, the pro debut of amateur standout Francisco Rodriguez and female newcomer Rita Figueroa.

Stated Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, "its a new year and our commitment to our growing loyal following is to continue to bring them "The Best in Chicago Boxing." We've updated our website at www.8countproductions.com and our huge fan base will find information updated there on an almost daily basis. There's plenty happening at 8 Count Productions and we'll continue to keep our fans informed on a continuous basis. Right now its got updated bios on our fighters, a large picture gallery, ticketing information including a seating chart for the Aragon and a link to our gym, JABB Boxing Gym."

The open to the public weigh-in for this spectacular evening of boxing takes place at 7pm this Thursday at Ritchie's LTD. Nightclub, located at 2748 W. 59th Street on the Southwest Side of Chicago.

The full bout sheet is as follows

Arturo Morua vs. James Crayton, ten rounds, lightweights
Miguel Hernandez vs. Shay Mobley, eight rounds, middleweights
Carlos Molina vs Joe Lynch, six rounds, junior middleweights
Frankie Tafoya vs Clarence Bunkholt, four rounds, featherweights
Ottu Holified vs. Allen Medina, four rounds, middleweights
Francisco Rodriguez vs. LaShaun Blair, four rounds, bantamweights
Rita Figueroa vs. Sarina Hayden, four rounds, women's junior welterweights

Article posted on 12.01.2005



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