Martin Castillo vs Perez on Oct 26

Tickets are now on sale for the biggest SOLO BOXEO event of the year as Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING and Top Rank Incorporated presents 3 GALLOS, an action packed evening of world class professional boxing this Friday night, October 26th at Cicero Stadium..

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 are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

3 GALLOS is headlined by the Chicago debut of former world champion Martin “EL GALLITO” Castillo, 32-2 (17KO’s) of Mexico City as he battles Columbian knockout artist, Jonathan “EL EXPLOSIVO” Perez, 13-2 (10KO’s) in the ten round super flyweight main event. Castillo has won two in a row since his battle with Nobuo Nashiro on July 22, 2006 in Japan which was abruptly stopped on cuts resulting in Castillo losing his world title.

The entire Castillo/Nashiro world title fight, thought by many to be amongst the most exciting fights of 2006, can be viewed at For more information about Martin Castillo, please visit his website at or . Castillo is currently ranked #3 in the world by and #1 in the world by Ring Magazine. He is ranked #2 by the WBC, # 1 by WBA, #3 by the IBF and #3 by WBO.

Perez, a native of Barranquila, Columbia, has been involved in two outstanding battles this year against Alejandro Hernandez in Phoenix, Arizona and Eric Ortiz in Miami, Florida. He is coming off a knockout win over Rafael Salgado last month in Columbia.

The co-main event features the Chicago return of world ranked and undefeated junior flyweight Giovanni "THE AZTEC WARRIOR" Segura, 18-0 (14KO’s). The all action Segura, has scored two devastating knockouts in Chicago over Daniel Reyes and Jesus Martinez this year.

Segura, a native of Ciudad Altamirano, Mexico, now fighting out of Bell Gardens, California will battle Columbian veteran Wilfrido Valdez., 23-2 3 (16KO’s) in the scheduled ten rounder.

Segura is currently ranked #3 by Ring Magazine, #4 in the world by the WBC, #2 by the WBA, #3 by the IBF, and #3 by the WBO.

Also featured on the card is the first Chicago appearance of prospect Jorge “EL RATO” Paez, Jr., son of former world champion Jorge “EL MAROMERO” Paez Sr..

Paez Jr, 17-1 (10KO’s) of Mexicali, Mexico will battle Aaron Drake, 12-5 (9KO’s) of Kansas City in an eight round junior welterweight bout. The 19 year old Paez Jr. has won four in row, two by early knockout since suffering his first defeat earlier this year. This is the seventh fight of the year for the busy Paez Jr.

Jorge Paez Sr. thrilled a crowd of over 3,500 in his only area appearance in September 2003, a decision victory over Rodney Jones at Chicago's DePaul Athletic Center.

The full 3 GALLOS card is as follows;

Martin Castillo vs. Jonathan Perez, ten rounds, super flyweights

Giovanni Segura vs. Wilfrido Valdez, ten rounds, junior flyweights

Jorge Paez Sr. vs, Aaron Drake, eight rounds, junior welteweights

Guadalupe Diaz vs. Joshua Rodriguez, six rounds, welterweights

Miguel Angel Figueroa vs. Cory Hall, four rounds, lightweights

Eric Estrada vs. Greg Dziubek, four rounds, super bantamweights

Elliott Alvarado vs. TBA, four rounds, welterweights

3 GALLOS is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated along with TCF Bank, Tecate Beer and AeroMexico, Mexico’s premier airline travel headquarters.

Much more information on this terrific evening of professional boxing evening will be announced shortly.

Article posted on 19.10.2007

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