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Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Undefeated middleweight, Jorge Gonzalez is headed to Southern California to train with two time junior middleweight champion of the world Fernando Vargas next week, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.

“My friend Rolando (Arellano, co-manager of Vargas) called me last week and asked if Jorge was available. He had seen Jorge’s most recent win over Findley this past February and thought he would work well with Fernando” stated Pesoli.

Gonzalez, 4-0, will work for approximately six weeks as Vargas prepares for THE REMATCH with “Sugar” Shane Mosley on July 15th at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Continued Pesoli, ‘Vargas was at our place (JABB Boxing Gym) last summer for two weeks as he prepared for his bout with Castillejo in Chicago. After seeing the hard work and dedication he put in here, I’m positive this is a great opportunity for Jorge. He’ll learn a great deal of the type of training, preparation and dedication that it takes to be a world champion in boxing.”

After an illustrious amateur career including winning the Chicago Golden Gloves, Gonzalez turned pro on December 10, 2004 with a unanimous decision over Corey Budd at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. His most recent win was a six round decision over undefeated prospect Derrick Findley on February 17th of this year, broadcast internationally on Telefutura’s SOLO BOXEO series from Cicero Stadium.

“Jorge will be back in the ring later this summer, probably in the best shape of his life after working with Vargas” said Pesoli.

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.

The next evening of action packed world class professional boxing presented by 8 Count Productions takes place on Friday, May 12th at the Aragon Ballroom.

The event, WAR BY THE SHORE, is presented by 8 Count Productions and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions along with Miller Lite and TCF Bank.

The Aragon Ballroom is located at 1106 W. Lawrence Avenue on the north side of Chicago. Doors for this event will open at 6pm, with the first bell scheduled for 7pm. Tickets starting at $25 are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800.

For more information on 8 Count Productions and the 6,000 square foot JABB Boxing gym, please visit their respective websites at


Bernie Bahrmasel
Publicist/8 Count Productions
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