Press Release: Final details of a May 12, 2006 professional boxing event at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom have been announced by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions. Super bantamweights Antonio Escalante and Juan Ruiz will headline. "Since we announced that Escalante was coming back to Chicago, the response from our fans has been fantastic. His fight with Jose Hernandez this past January at Cicero Stadium was a Fight of the Year candidate. He's right back in a very tough twelve round bout against Juan Ruiz," stated Pesoli. The 20 year old Escalante sports a record of 11-1 with seven knockouts. Ruiz is 21-2 with six knockouts. His most recent bout was a twelve round decision over Priest Smalls last November. This is Ruiz's first defense of his regional 122-pound title. The co-main event of the evening is an eight round match-up between undefeated prospect Abner Mares, 8-0, and Edison Morillo, 7-2-2. In another bout, popular Rita Figueroa, 7-0, is featured in an eight-round rematch with Eva Lydia Silva, 4-5. "Rita and Eva just fought a terrific six round bout that was very close until Rita stopped her in the final round. Our fans truly enjoy seeing Rita fight and this title bout is a big opportunity for her," continued Pesoli. The Aragon Ballroom is located at 1106 W. Lawrence Avenue on the north side of Chicago. Tickets are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800.