Opponents for El Paso’s Antonio Escalante and Mickey Roman, of Juarez, have been announced for Independence Showdown, Thursday, September 15th at the El Paso County Coliseum. The seven-bout fight card will feature 2-time world champion, Jhonny Gonzalez (49-7, Mexico City) defending his WBC World Featherweight Championship against Rogers Mtagwa (27-14-2, Philadelphia).
The former #1 World Contender, Escalante (24-4, El Paso, TX), will take on Mexico’s Pipino Cuavas, Jr. (14-7, Mexico City) in a ten-round Lightweight co-Semi Main Event bout. Roman, the current Mexican Super Featherweight Champion, is slated to take on Antonio Meza (17-10-1, Mexicali) in the other co-Semi Main Event.
Added to the card are 2008 U.S. Olympian, Javier Molina (8-0, Norwalk, CA), female prospect Jennifer Han (3-1, El Paso) and undefeated El Paso prospects Carlos Villa and Joel Garcia, both 2-0).
The event is being promoted by Goosen-Tudor Promotions , in association with Promociones Del Pueblo of El Paso. It will be broadcast in Mexico on Televisa and in the domestic U.S. on ESPN Deportes. The first fight begins at 7:30 pm