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Mike Gonzalez-Carlos Madrid on Jan 26

01.01.07 - Undefeated lightweight prospect Mike Gonzalez will face Carlos Madrid at MAS MACHO on Friday, January 26th at Cicero Stadium, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. MAS MACHO, another evening of world class professional boxing is presented by8 Count Productions along with Oscar De La Hoyas Golden Boy Promotions 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.

Gonzalez, a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico now living in Milwaukee, sports a record of 9-0 (8KOs) and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Marcus Brashears on November 10th at Cicero Stadium. Since turning pro in April 2005, Gonzalez has thrilled packed houses with his aggressive style and thunderous body attack.

Madrid, 8-2 (2KOs), of El Paso, Texas is coming off a decision win over Dale McCartey this past September at the Isleta Casino in Albuerqueque, New Mexico.

Said Pesoli, Mike has impressed our fans since we signed him after he beat Tommy Bach in his second pro bout. He continues to improve and were expecting big things from him in 2007. Madrid is a very tough kid from El Paso, but Mike trains hard and Im sure hell be prepared to keep his unbeaten streak alive.

MAS MACHO is headlined by an outstanding twelve round WBO NABO super bantamweight title bout between El Pasos Antonio Escalante, 14-1 (9KOs) and Dominican native Leivi Brea, 16-3-3 (8KOs).

The full MAS MACHO card is

Antonio Escalante vs. Leivi Brea, super bantamweights, 12 rounds

WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title

Mike Gonzalez vs. Carlos Madrid, lightweight, eight rounds

Jonas Hernandez vs. TBA, bantamweights, eight rounds

Oscar De La Cruz vs. TBA, super featherweights, six rounds

Gustavo Palacios vs. TBA, welterweights, four rounds

Brooke Dierdorff vs. TBA, super bantamweights, four rounds

More information on this outstanding card will be announced shortly.


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

Article posted on 01.01.2007



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