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Undefeated welterweight prospect Mike Alvarado will face veteran Carlos Molina this Friday night, February 16th

HCB Press Release - 2/13/2007

Alvarado, a native of Denver, Colorado, brings a record of 15-0 with ten knockouts to the ring against Molina. The 26 year old, making his Chicago debut, is coming off an eight round decision over Edvan Dos Santos Barros on August 18, 2006 in Houston, Texas. He is managed by Shelly Finkel who also handles Fernando Vargas, Wladimir Klitschko, Manny Pacquiao and Rocky Juarez amongst many others.

The 23 year old Molina, 8-3-1 (4KO’s) from Michoacan, Mexico now living in Appleton, Wisconsin is making his fourth appearance in the 8 Count Productions ring. He has twice battled Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. including a nationally televised draw on December 15, 2005, a bout many media members and fans had him winning.

Said Pesoli about the matchup, “Molina is a real solid, popular guy who has done very well on our shows. I’ve seen Alvarado fight a few times and there’s no question he’s a solid skilled prospect but Molina should be a very good test for him. His two fights with Chavez Jr. were terrific fights. Our fans should be in for a real battle between these two.”

The full FEBRUARY FURY card is as follows:

Giovanni Segura vs. Jesus Martinez, twelve rounds, flyweights

NABF Flyweight Title

Tavoris Cloud vs. Aaron Norwood, eight rounds, light heavyweights

Mike Alvarado vs. Carlos Molina, eight rounds, junior welterweights

Donovan George vs. Kendall Gould, six rounds, super middleweights

Jose Manuel Ortega vs. Justin Danforth, six rounds, junior welterweights

Carl Davis vs. Innocent Otukuwu, six rounds, heavyweights

James Countryman vs. Gary Culp, six rounds, middleweights

Ivan Popoca vs. TBA, four rounds, junior middleweights

More information on this outstanding card will be announced shortly.

The weigh-in for this event will be held at Las Islas Marias, 6550 W. Fullerton Ave. on the northwest side of Chicago in the Brickyard Mall.

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


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