Escalante Winner by TKO; Mares, Moreno World Champs

Escalante Winner by TKO; Mares, Moreno World Champs
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POSTED: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 11:14pm

UPDATED: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 8:49am

El Paso's own Antonio Escalante faced Francisco Camacho (10-2, 3 KO's) of Mexico and simply overwhelmed Camacho from the start getting the TKO 2 minutes into the fourth round of an 8 round junior lightweight bout Saturday at the Haskins Center. A solid victory for Escalante who improves to 26-4 with 18 knockouts. Tony is glad it ended when it did.

"This guy was tough. He came in to fight. I did hurt him three or four times to the body then to the head. I thought I was going to finish him earlier but he stood his ground. Finally we ended it in the fourth round which was good," said Escalante.

As for the rest of the action, in the first fight Luis Ramos Jr. defeated Daniel Attah in a 10 round unanimous decision.

In maybe the upset of the night, Rowland Bryant beat Librado Andrade by TKO in the third round.

Francisco Vargas defeated Rafael Lora by TKO also in the third round with a flourish of punches.

In the co-main event, David de la Mora called it quits against Anselmo Moreno 10 seconds into round 9 of 12 allowing Morendo to retain his WBA bantamweight title.

As for the main event, it was an absolute battle between Abner Mares and Eric Morel. They went the distance but this one belonged to Mares who is the new WBC super bantamweight champion of the world.

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