Hot prospect, Bruno Escalante (8-1-1, 4 KOs) is looking to make a name for himself in the Super flyweight division. Born in Cebu City, Philippines, Escalante now resides in Northern California where he trains with Nonito Donaire, Brian Schwartz and Mike Bazzel.
Having won his last fight by knockout by way of a vicious body shot, Escalante feels his power will be more evident as he’s been improving on his body attack. His next opponent will be Manuel Galaviz (7-10, 4 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico on July 26, 2013 at Fox Theater in Redwood City, California. Escalante vs. Galviz will be the co-main attraction of the night.
"I know I have the ability to take out my opponents and slow them down with hard body shots," said Escalante. "I’ve been improving on body attack for the last few months and I can see why it’s so important to go downstairs. With every fight I’m feeling more comfortable throwing my right hook to the ribs. I’m getting better every time I step in the ring."
Manager Herb Stone feels Escalante has the ability to become a world champion and feels his style is fan friendly. Escalante is known for being explosive with his punches.
"Bruno has a lot of talent and he has the skills to become a world champion," Stone said. "This will be his third fight of the year and I can see the improvement with each fight. He’s becoming very popular in his hometown of San Carlos where he trains with some of the best fighters in the world. The Fox Theater in Redwood City is becoming a great venue to build up his fan base. I see him fighting for a regional title very soon."
Training with Nonito Donaire has been very instrumental and inspiring to Escalante’s career. Donarie started off at the smaller weights and worked his way to the top of the pound for pound list, a feat Escalante sees as inspiration.
"Nonito is one of the best fighters in the world," stated Escalante. "He suffered a loss early in his career but bounced back to gain international recognition with an incredible winning streak. I know if I work hard I can become a world champion and represent my country with honor, just like Donaire and Pacquiao. The time is now to take my career to the next level. On July 26th I’m coming to make a statement."