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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 22:42
Wednesday, August 4: Former boxer turned promoter Oscar De La Hoya runs Golden Boy Promotions, a company that promotes dozens of fighters, one of them being El Paso's Antonio Escalante. The #2 featherweight contender is 23-2 with 14 knockouts, and De La Hoya expects big things from Escalante now and in the future. Oscar De La Hoya spoke with Local 4 Sports, and said "We mentioned to the team of Escalante that obviously after this fight, we are going to sit down and if everything turns out the way we expect it too, which it's obviously going to be a great fight, we can hopefully look forward to already talking about a world title. Obvioulsy putting him on big shows, big HBO pay per view shows, so it's exciting, not only for Antonio Escalante and Golden Boy, but also for El Paso. Well, Antonio Escalante is a very confident fighter, which is always excited for the fans. You know you are going to get a great show from him, you know you are going to get a fight where he will move forward and give the fans their monies worth. Really, Escalante is very exciting for us, he really has produced a great fan base for himself, not only in El Paso, but all over boxing fans, really enjoy and love boxing."