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Mike Gonzalez battles at "Cicero Chill" this Friday night

09.11.06 - Undefeated lightweight prospect Mike Gonzalez battles this Friday night, November 10th at CICERO CHILL in a scheduled six round bout against Marcus Brashears. CICERO CHILL, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing, is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions along with Miller Lite and TCF Bank..

The eight bout CICERO CHILL event, broadcast internationally on SOLO BOXEO De Miller, takes place at Cicero Stadium, 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.

Gonzalez, a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, now fighting out of Milwaukee, WI, has quickly developed a reputation as a hot prospect in the lightweight division with his spectacular performances in his first eight bouts, none of which have gone the distance.

Most recently, Gonzalez thrilled the packed house at the Par-A-Dice Casino in Peoria, IL with a second round knockout of Donnell Logan on September 1st.

Brashears, of Amarillo, Texas, 4-2-1 (2KO’s) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Alejandro Lozano on June 29th in Highland, CA.

Said Pesoli, “Mike gets better each time out. He’s learned a great deal in his eight wins and he truly has excelled at closing the show when he has an opponent hurt. He’s a true professional, always in shape and ready to fight and our fans love his warrior spirit.

Brashears is a very solid guy with wins over very good fighters. This should
be a terrific matchup."

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 9 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.

Article posted on 09.11.2006



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