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Escalante-Ruiz showdown on April 5

Super flyweight Bruno Escalante (12-1-1, 6 KOs), from Redwood City California by way of Cebu, Philippines, will face Tijuana’s Victor Ruiz (12-2, 9 KOs) as the Philippines-Mexico rivalry continues on April 5 at the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, California. The 10-rounder bout will be the main event attraction of the evening. Escalante is riding a 7-fight winning streak, while Ruiz has won nine of his last ten bouts.

“Ruiz has a lot of power so I will have to be very alert with every punch he throws, said Escalante, who holds the fringe IBA belt. “These are the type of fights that bring out the best in me. I’ve worked really hard to get to this point and I’m not going to fail. I’m going to dictate the tone of this fight and show Ruiz that I mean business.”

Ruiz stated, “Escalante has never been in the ring with a fighter like me. I’m going to go right at him and bring a lot of pressure. I’m always going for the knockout and if I have Escalante hurt I’m going for the kill. I’m going to make it a war!”

This bout is being promoted by Don Chargin Productions & Paco Presents. Tickets priced at $65, $95 and $125, are on sale now and can be purchased at,, and The weigh-in will take place at Cache Creek Casino Resort on Friday April 4 starting at 3 p.m.

The Cache Creek Casino Resort is located at 14455 Highway 16 (at the corner of Wintun Road) in Brooks, California 95606. Doors open at 5:00 pm PT, first fight at 6:00 pm PT.

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