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Escalante to face Camacho Saturday


POSTED: Friday, April 20, 2012 - 4:18pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 20, 2012 - 6:50pm

Official weigh ins for Saturday's Battle on the Border were held in Downtown El Paso today. Among the six bouts at the Don Haskins Center will be Coronado High School graduate Antionio Escalante (25-4, 17 KO's) will be facing Francisco Camacho (10-1, 3 KO's) in an 8 round Junior Lightweight fight.

"I am going to get in there, try to be smart, because that's one of the things we are trying to calm down on, I need to calm down. I am too aggressive at the beginning, so I need to sit down and think about my fight a bit, and take things slower," said Escalante. "I am going to win."

In the main event, Abner Mares (23-0-1, 13 KO's) of Guadalajara, MX will face Eric Morel (46-2, 23 KO's) of San Juan, PR in a 12 round bout for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight title. Doors open at 3pm. Tickets available through the UTEP Ticket office.

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