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Antonio Escalante takes on Rocky Juarez in San Antonio on Saturday

A potential ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate is on tap for this Saturday, October 27, when two of Texas’ favorite sons, El Paso’s Antonio Escalante (27-4, 19 KO’s) and Houston’s Rocky Juarez (28-10-1, 20 KO’s), headline TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.

In the co-main event, unbeaten Los Angeles native Julian Ramirez (4-0, 3 KO’s) and fellow prospect Steven Gutierrez (4-1-1, 2 KO’s) of Fort Worth, Texas will square off in a scheduled six rounds fight in the featherweight division.

A stacked five fight all-Texas undercard will take place before TeleFutura’s cameras start rolling, including San Antonio’s own Emanuel Ledezma (10-1-1, 2 KO’s) taking on Austin’s Eddie Tiggs (2-3-2) in a four round super middleweight bout, a four round junior middleweight contest with Austin’s Nick Gonzales (3-2-2, 1 KO) takes on San Antonio’s Luis Torres (3-1-3, 1 KO), Kendo Castaneda making his professional debut at home against Austin’s Alberto Romero (1-2-1), a four round clash of unbeaten lightweights as Marty Gutierrez (1-0) of Robstown squares off against San Antonio’s Saul Montez (2-0) and Kingsville’s Oscar Cantu (2-0) facing an opponent to be determined in a four round junior featherweight bout..

Escalante vs. Juarez, a 10-round junior lightweight bout, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and DeWalt Tools.  On fight night, doors will open at 6:00 p.m., the first bell rings at 6:30 p.m. and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 12:00 a.m. ET/11:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $125, $100, $75, $45 and $20 are available for purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.