Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 5/9/12
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After making his hometown debut in March with a blistering first round knockout win over Lonnie Smith, top junior lightweight contender Vicente Escobedo will look to keep that momentum going in the same venue on Saturday, May 12 as he takes on Santa Clarita's Juan Ruiz in the 10 round "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" main event at the Woodland Community Center in Woodland, California. 2004 United States Olympian Vicente Escobedo (25-3, 15 KO's) has been in with some of boxing's toughest fighters including former World Champions Robert Guerrero, Michael Katsidis, Kevin Kelley and Carlos Hernandez, . Currently ranked number one in the world by the WBO, the 30-year-old Escobedo knows that he needs to beat Ruiz and extend his current winning streak to four to keep his title hopes and a discussed summer clash against WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner alive. Upset-minded Juan Ruiz (23-9, 7 KO's) is at his best when he's tested against tough competition. ...
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