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 one 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.