Press release: Antonio Escalante returns to Chicago on Friday, May 12, 2006th to face Juan Ruiz for a regional super bantamweight title at the Aragon Ballroom, it was announced today by 8 Count Productions. Escalante, 17-1, battled Jose Hernandez i real war on January 27, 2006, winning a ten round unanimous decision. Ruiz of Santa Clarita, California is coming off a twelve-round decision over Priest Smalls on November 12, 2005 in which he captured the regional title belt that will be on the line. His record is an excelltent one, 21-2. The co-main event will be a ten round bout featuring super bantamweight prospect Abner Mares, 8-0, a native of Jalisco, Mexico now fighting out of California recently competed in the 2004 Olympics. Tickets starting at $25 are available in advance by calling 312-226-5800.