Line Up for Friday's 'Mas'Macho' Finalized

CICERO, Ill. -- The fight line-up for this Friday's MAS MACHO event, another outstanding evening of world class professional boxing at Cicero Stadium, has been finalized. In the main event electrifying 21 year old Antonio Escalante, amongst the hottest prospects in boxing, returns to Cicero Stadium to battle former world champion Mauricio Pastrana in the main event..

Escalante will be the studio guest on Thursday night on Chicago's highest rated Spanish Newscast, Noticias Univision at 10pm on Channel 66.

MAS MACHO, is presented by Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions, Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, TCF Bank and TECATE BEER.

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.

The weigh-in for this event will take place on Thursday night at 7pm at Las Islas Marias, 6550 W. Fullerton in the Brickyard mall.

The full fight card is as follows:
Antonio Escalante vs. Mauricio Pastrana, super bantamweights, 12 rounds
WBO NABO Super Bantamweight Title
Mike Gonzalez vs. Carlos Madrid, lightweight, eight rounds
Jonas Hernandez vs. Larry Olvera, bantamweights, eight rounds
Oscar De La Cruz vs. Ricardo Benevidas, super featherweights, six rounds
Gustavo Palacios vs. Joshua Rodriguez, welterweights, four rounds
Brooke Dierdorff vs. Mercedes Mercury, super bantamweights, four rounds
Thomas Kurzydlowski vs. Christopher Rogers, cruiserweight, four rounds

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 and

Article posted on 25.01.2007

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