GOLDEN BOY ANOUNCES FULL CARD FOR TOMORROW'S SAN ANTONIO SHOW
Press Release: Texas' Antonio Escalante returns to the ring this Saturday in San Antonio, Texas to compete in the eight-round Sólo Boxeo chief supporting bout against Mexico's Leonilo Miranda. The featherweight battle will lead up to Saturday's main event rematch between Lubbock's Brian Vera and former WBC 154-pound titlist Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora. Vera vs. Mora II will be a twelve-round middleweight fight. Tickets can be purchased at the Alamodome Box Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
A native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico who now makes his home in El Paso, Texas, 27-year-old Antonio Escalante (26-4, 18 KO's) has long been one of the Lone Star State's most popular fighters and for good reason, considering his finishing power and fan-friendly style.
The 29-year old Sonora, Mexico native Leonilo "Veneno" Miranda (36-4, 25 KO's) is looking to get back on a winning track after tough decision losses to top prospects Luis Franco and Gary Russell Jr.
A decorated amateur with a 2009 Junior Olympic National Championship to his name, 19-year-old Orlando, Florida native Daquan Arnett (5-0, 3 KO's) has ended three of his five fights in two rounds or less. On Saturday, the junior middleweight faces Santa Rosalia, Mexico's Ishwar Amador (11-10, 7 KO's) in a six-round match.
The state of Texas will have plenty to cheer about during the undercard which is stacked with Texas natives including Adam Lopez (3-0, 1 KO) and Javier Rodriguez (2-0-1) of San Antonio and Jerren Cochran (4-0, 3 KO's) of Houston, all in action. Rodriguez will meet fellow San Antonio native Kermit Hendricks (1-2) in a four round junior featherweight battle while featherweight Cochran battles Fort Worth's Jesus Rocha (3-3) in a four round contest. Junior welterweight Lopez will face an opponent to be determined in a six round fight.
Also in action in a six round fight will be San Antonio welterweight Steve Hall (5-2, 5 KO's) who will be looking for another knockout win when he battles Oviedo, Florida's Roger Rosa (4-2-1) and in another battle for San Antonio pride Benjamin Whitaker will make his professional debut against Germain Carson (0-1) in a four round welterweight battle.