Solo Boxeo heads to Indiana


Solo Boxeo heads to Indiana

Press Release: On Friday, June 8, 2007, Giovanni Segura of Mexico faces Cesar Canchila of Columbia in a WBA 108-pound eliminator from Gary, Indiana.  Promoted by One In A Million Inc. and Top Rank, the show will be televised live from Gary’s Hudson-Campbell Sports Center on Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo.”

In the evening’s main event, undefeated Segura (17-0-1, 13 KOs) looks to keep his record perfect with a win over Canchila (22-1, 17 KOs) of Monteria, Colombia. One of the hottest prospects in the lighter weight divisions", Segura is world ranked and now trains out of Bell, CA.

Making his highly anticipated American debut, Canchilla also has received high praise.  Last February, René Pantoja, National Commissioner of Boxing in Columbia stated, “The best Colombian boxer of the moment is Caesar Canchila.”  

Mike Alvarado (16-0, 10 KOs) will face veteran Francisco Campos (20-9-1, 11 KOs) over eight rounds in the “Warriors” co-feature.  Alvarado looks for another Chicagoland win after having beaten Carlos Molina last February in a close, action packed bout in Cicero, IL. A Denver native, Alvarado is managed by Shelly Finkel who has managed the careers of Mike Tyson, the Klitschko brothers and Rocky Juarez. 

Campos, from San Jose, Costa Rica, is a veteran known to have faced the divisions best in Juan Urango, Emmanuel Clottey, Dmitriy Salita and Joel Julio.
“These young, hungry Latin fighters are exactly what the title states- Warriors,” said Octavius James, CEO of One In A Million Inc.  “Put them together, add our top notch undercard and we have a huge night of boxing that the region’s fight fans do not want to miss.”

Making her television debut, Gary’s “Merciless” Mary McGee (9-0, 5 KOs) is, without doubt, the region’s most popular fighter.  At just 20 years of age, McGee, a female phenom, is rated #5 by the WBC and will fight in her hometown for the first time against an opponent to be announced shortly.

“Mary’s legion of fans know that she is as much of a warrior as any male boxer on this card,” James said.

“I’ve been wanting to fight at home in Gary since I turned pro,” said McGee.  “The fans in northwest Indiana have been so supportive, but to actually fight here will be special. Don’t miss this Gary!  I’m planning a really spectacular ‘home-town-beat-down’ for you and I want everyone watching on TV to see that I have the best fans in the country.”

In addition, another Gary native, “Dangerous” Don Moore (11-0-1, 9 KOs) looks to extend his perfect record on the “Warriors” undercard.  Moore, a super featherweight, returns to the ring after scoring a dramatic first round knock out over Pedro Flores on April 20th in Merrillville, IN.

Rounding out the card, IN.B.A State Welterweight Champion Jermaine “Too Sweet” White (15-2, 7 KOs) of Merrillville, super featherweight Jose Guzman (3-0, 2 KOs) of Michoacan, Mexico, Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes (15-0-2, 8 KOs) of DeMotte and super middleweight Jimmy Campbell (9-0, 6 KOs) of Indianapolis take on opponents to be announced.
Conveniently located less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, the Hudson-Campbell Sports Center, 455 Massachusetts Street, is just blocks from the Chicago Skyway. Tickets are available from the Hudson-Campbell Center (866/438-7372), Ticket Master (219/791-1234 or 312/559-1212) or

"June 8 is the start of a big boxing weekend," said Bob Arum, the Hall of Fame CEO of Top Rank. "Together with our friends at One In A Million Inc. we will start with a world elimination fight which features a very skilled boxer in undefeated Giovanni Segura of California. He is in tough with Cesar Canchila of Colombia. Also, we have a very hard punching boxer from Denver, Mike Alvarado, who has a pleasing style which I think all Indiana fight fans will enjoy.

"This will be a prelude to one of the biggest boxing nights of the year. We go from Indiana to Madison Square Garden in New York where Miguel Cotto will take on Zab Judah on June 9 in a terrific fight which we are calling X-Plosive," Arum said. "It's a very exciting weekend and it all starts in Gary, Indiana."