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Escalante vs Stark Jr!

Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions will team up once again on April 24th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion with an ESPN2 show headlined by WBA #5 junior featherweight Antonio Escalante (19-2, 12 KOs) against NYC favorite Gary “Kid” Stark Jr. (22-2, 8 KOs). In the co-main event, sensational super middleweight prospect Daniel Jacobs (14-0, 13 KOs) will see action in an eight round bout. Making his Chicago debut is 2008 U.S. Olympian heavyweight Deontay Wilder (3-0, 3 KOs), the only United States Boxing Medalist from the 2008 Beijing Games, will see action in a four round bout. Opponents for Jacobs and Wilder will be announced shortly. Also featured is Chicago favorite Ivan Popoca, a 9-0-1 junior welterweight with 7 KOs. Tickets start at $31, call 312-226-5800.

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