Super-Flyweight Bruno Escalante (10-1-1, 5KOs) is gearing up for the biggest fight of his career as he prepares to battle Michael Ruiz (9-3, 3 KOs) of Fresno California for the IBA Super-Flyweight championship. The 10-round bout is set to happen on December 7th at the Sports House in Escalante’s hometown of Redwood City California.
Escalante, a California resident by way of Cebu, Philippines, is fully prepared to give his fans a night to remember. With less than two weeks away, Escalante comments on his training camp and future plans if victorious.
"Training camp has been very difficult," said Escalante. "Ruiz is a southpaw so I have to be super focused on circling the right way. I’m happy with the way training camp has been going. I’ve done everything I can do to be ready for this fight. Although it’s been a grueling camp, I happy with the way everything has been going."
"I’ve never worked so hard to get ready for a fight. I know a win against Ruiz will get me closer to the bigger fights in the super-flyweight division. My sole focus is on defeating Ruiz by any means possible. I want to give my fans that’ll be in attendance a great show by winning my first world title."
Herb Stone who manages Escalante feels his fighter is on his way to a victory as he stated, "Bruno has been working extremely hard in the gym. I know he’s giving it his all when he’s training and he’s doing well sparring the southpaws that we’ve brought into camp. Ruiz is no slouch but I feel Bruno is taking his career to new heights. This will be a great fight for the fans and I believe my fighter will come out on top."
Bruno has been dealing with the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. A native of the Philippines, Escalante sends out his prayers to the families dealing with the aftermath.
"I know it’s been difficult for all the families back home dealing with the Typhoon." Escalante said. "I’m praying that everyone can donate whatever they can to help my people back home."