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De La Hoya Adds Escobedo to 'Cicero Chill'

05.11.06 - 2004 US Olympian super featherweight Vicente Escobedo will face Ramon Guevara this Friday night, November 10th at CICERO CHILL, it was announced today by Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions and Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions. The eight bout world class CICERO CHILL professional boxing card, broadcast internationally on SOLO BOXEO De Miller, is presented by 8 Count Productions and Golden Boy Promotions, along with Miller Lite and TCF Bank..

Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie, just minutes from the Eisenhower and Stevenson Expressways. Doors for this event will open at 5:30pm with the first bell at 6:30pm. Tickets, starting at $30, are on sale in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

Said De La Hoya about the eight round Escobedo/Guevara matchup; "Vicente Escobedo is a young man whose career I've been following since he was an amateur, and after he represented the US in the 2004 Olympics, I knew we had to sign him for Golden Boy Promotions."

"He's got amazing talent, a strong work ethic, and the type of star quality you can't teach. I definitely see him becoming a world champion in the coming years if he stays on the path he's on now." "Ramon Guevara is one of those fighters that you can't judge solely by his record. He always comes to fight, he's young, he's hungry, and he knows what beating someone like Vicente Escobedo will mean for his career."

Speaking about his debut in Chicago , Escobedo of Woodland Hills, CA said, "The opportunity to fight in Chicago means everything to me. I've always wanted to experience all the different cultures of the Windy City."

On his opponent: "Guevara is a good, decent opponent with more experience than me, but I'm going to win again, impressively. I'm excited to get back in the ring, feeling strong, and to remind Chicago when I come back, to lookout for Vicente Escobedo."

The full CICERO CHILL fight card is:
Rogers Mtagwa vs. Martin Honorio, twelve rounds, featherweights
USBA Featherweight Title
Tavoris Cloud vs. Douglas Lafontsee, eight rounds, light heavyweights
Vicente Escobedo vs. Ramon Guevara, eight rounds, super featherweights
Mike Gonzalez vs. Marcus Brashears, six rounds, lightweights
Rudy Cisneros vs. Earl Jackson, six rounds, junior middleweights
Barbaro Zepeda vs. Hassan Wasswa, six rounds, featherweights
Andrzej Fonfara vs. Calvin Pitts, five rounds, welterweights
Victor Polakov vs. TBA, four rounds, middleweights

The open to the public weigh-in for this event will be held on Thursday November 9th at Las Islas Maria's Restaurant located at 6550 W. Fullerton in the Brickyard Mall on the northwest side of Chicago.

The Master of Ceremonies for this event will be the internationally recognized voice of Latino boxing, Lupe Contreras.

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.


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

For more information on Golden Boy Promotions and Vicente Escobedo, please visit www.goldenboypromotions.com

Article posted on 05.11.2006



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