This Saturday night, September 29, undefeated super middleweight prospect Jason “Monstruo” Escalera will challenge world ranked and fellow undefeated Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez in the HBO Boxing after Dark, “Road To Glory” televised ten round main event at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The 27-year-old Escalera, 13-0-1 (12KO’s), fighting out of Union City, New Jersey, has become a must-see attraction in the New York area with his show-stopping knockouts.
Most recently, the heavy-handed Escalera faced Nick Brinson on MAY 18 at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. In the ESPN Friday Night Fights eight round battle, Escalera aggressively pursued and battered Brinson seemingly winning an easy decision, however the three judges scored the bout a draw. In his six previous starts, Escalera had won each bout by knockout.
“Jason is exactly the type of fighter that HBO wants on their broadcasts. He’s exciting, he always comes to fight, and he has concussive power in both hands” said Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing. “Jason is prepared to take the fight right to Rodriguez from the opening bell this Saturday night. This is a great opportunity and he is very confident and prepared to take advantage of it.”
Also 27-years-old, Rodriguez, 21-0-0 (14KO’s), of Worcester, Massachusetts, is coming off his career best win, a ten round unanimous decision over world ranked contender Donovan “DA Bomb” George on MARCH 17 at Madison Square Garden which was broadcast on HBO World Championship Boxing as the co-main event to the Sergio Martinez/Matthew Macklin world middleweight title bout.
Rodriguez is currently ranked #3 by the WBC, #4 by the IBF and #8 by the WBA.