A funsuper middleweight clash between Jason “Monstruo” Escalera and Nick “Machine Gun” Brinson has been set for ESPN2 Friday Night Nights event on Friday, May 18th at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY.
The Escalera/Brinson scheduled eight rounder is the chief support to the junior welterweight showdown between undefeated contenders Ray ‘Tito” Serrano and Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield for the NABO Championship.
The 27 year old, heavy-handed Escalera, sporting a record of 13-0-0 (12KO’s), has stunned boxing fans in the New York/New Jersey area with his show stopping knockouts since turning professional four years ago.
Recently (February 4th), the Union City, New Jersey based Escalera made his Albany debut with a devastating fourth round stoppage of Marcus Brooks at the Times Union Center.
Fighting out of Geneva, New York, the 24-year-old Brinson heads into battle with Escalera with a record of 9-1-1 (5KO’s). He is currently riding a two bout-winning streak since suffering his only loss, by then undefeated prospect Lennox Allen in November 2010.
“For both guys this is an opportunity to fight in front of a huge live crowd at the Times Union Center in Albany as well as show the national audience on ESPN and the rest of the world that they can take the next step” said DeGuardia.
“With similar records it’s a true showdown between 2 prospects. Escalera and Brinson and they have very contrasting styles. Escalera has been brutally knocking out just about everyone while Brinson is much more of a boxer-puncher.”
In addition to the two headlining bouts Star Boxing will soon be announcing details of a terrific undercard including the return of Capital Region’s favorite son Kevin “Kid” Rooney Jr.
Priced at $75, $50, $40 and $30, advance tickets will be available through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (1-800-30-EVENT), and at select Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on their website at www.starboxing.com.