Escalante headlines El Paso

El Paso’s Antonio Escalante stood toe-to-toe with Juarez’ Mickey Roman, on February 26 at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in what many are calling — the 2010 “FIGHT OF THE YEAR.”  Escalante won a hard fought decision and left his legion followers craving more of the non-stop action he has come to be known for.

The 24 year old Escalante (22-2, 14 KO’s-) is now set to oblige his fans on Friday, May 7, when he puts his number top world ranking on the line against Argentina’s respected Carlos Ricardo Rodriguez (22-3, 12 KO’s), at the Haskins Center.

Escalante and Rodriguez will square off in a ten-round featherweight main event.  Their bout will be one of seven scheduled fights on the Golden Boy Promotions fight card that starts at 7:00 p.m. and will air nationally on ESPN2’s, Friday Night Fights.  The Tecate Texas Boxing Series event is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate.

Tickets for ENCORE PERFORMANCE are priced at $100, $60, $40, $30 & $20 and GO ON SALE this Friday, April 9th (10:00 p.m.) at the UTEP Ticket Center and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will also be available online at and by phone through the UTEP Box Office at 915-747-5234 and Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

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