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ESPN Friday Night Fights: Escalante v. Rodriguez

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EL PASO, TEXAS — 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 Don 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 ESPN’s, “Friday Night Fights,” seen at 10 PM Eastern on ESPN2. 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 www.ticketmaster.com and by phone through the UTEP Box Office at 915-747-5234 and Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.


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