Mike Gonzalez Knocks Out Alvarado

07.04.07 - Undefeated Puerto Rican lightweight prospect Mike Gonzalez thrilled the packed house at the PAR A DICE Hotel and Casino on Saturday night with a devastating fifth round knockout of Jaime Alvarado in the main event of RUMBLE IN PAR A DICE 2007 in Peoria, Illinois. RUMBLE IN PAR A DICE 2007 was promoted by Dominic Pesolis 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. Gonzalez took the first four rounds with outstanding short power shots and terrific defensive skills slipping numerous power shots from the tough Mexican veteran Alvarado in the scheduled eight rounder..

Said Gonzalez after the fight, I was able to stay patient throughout the fight and kept away from his power. Im pleased with my performance but there is still much more to improve on.

With the win Gonzalez moved his record to 10-0-1 with nine knockouts while Alvarado fell to 7-6-2 (4KOs). The time of the stoppage was 1:31 of the fifth when the fight was stopped by referee Geno Rodriguez.

In the co-main event Chicago middleweight prospect Michael Walker stay perfect with a fourth round stoppage of Dave Saunders of Cincinnati, Ohio. Walker was sharp the entire battle with short crisp body shots that finally felled Saunders at 2:34 of the fourth round.

Walker raises his record to 15-0-1 (9KOs) while Saunders moves to 9-3 (6KOs).

In the special feature attraction womens bout, hard hitting Peoria native Brooke NO MERCY Dierdorff raised her record to 3-0 with three knockouts as she brutalized Daverne Morrison, 0-2 of Billings, Montana from the opening bell until the bout was stopped at 1:12 of the first round of the junior lightweight bout.

Super middleweight Russian prospect Viktor Polyakov dropped slick William Deets-Quintana, 1-2-1 (1KO) of Kearney, Nebraska in the first round before knocking him out with a devastating overhand right at 1:32 of the second round. Displaying deceptively fast hands, Polyakov, 3-0 (3KOs) is a technically advanced fighter who continues to win raves from the Chicagoland fans.

Opening the evening undefeated welterweights Cory Peterson and Joshua Rodriguez set the tone for a great evening of boxing with a resounding two rounds of boxing as power shots landed flush from the outset. Rodriguez was coming off two terrific first round knockouts and dropped Bay City, Michigan native Peterson twice in the first round. The second round featured more terrific two way action until Peterson dropped a badly hurt Rodriguez and the fight was stopped at 1:48 of the second stanza. With the win the MAD BOMBER and all action Peterson moves to 4-0 (3KOs) while the valiant Rodriguez of Davenport, Iowa falls to 2-1 (2KOs).

8 Count Productions continues their busy month of April with upcoming world class events on the next two Friday, April 13th and April 20th at Cicero Stadium in Chicago.

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.

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Article posted on 08.04.2007

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