Born June 3rd 1985, orthodox fighter Antonio Escalante started his career in September 2003 at the age of 18 and has now been pro for 11 years, fighting a total of 36 times. Between September 2003 and October 2006, Escalante had his longest winning streak of 10 fights. In his 36 fights, his longest KO streak is 4 fights long.
Staritng his career off in tremendous fashion in September 2003, Escalante became the 3rd quickest fighter to have ever stopped Mike Sloboda. The fight ended in round 1 via KO stoppage. Escalante continued his pro journey, which was mostly successful at this point, by fighting 18 fights following his debut. Fights against boxers such as Alex Baba, Juan Ruiz and Feider Viloria followed including 3 times in 2003, 4 times in 2004 and 11 times through 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The first defeat of Escalante's career came against Jairo Sanchez on June 11th, 2004. This took his career record to 4-1-0. Escalante's technical boxing ability was put to the test as he got outpointed in the 4 round fight against the better man. Sanchez gave Escalante his first professional loss of his 5 fight career to date. Escalante's win streak of 4 rose to 12 following 8 great wins, becoming the first to stop Rigoberto Hernandez, 3rd person to defeat Juan Ruiz and 3rd person to stop Brian Garcia.
Alex Baba was the next fight for Escalante on July 7th, 2006 and also his next career win. Baba was a worthy challenger but Escalante was too much and became the first person to stop Baba via RTD during round 10. Escalante then went on to win again against Omar Adorno setting him up well for his next pro fight.
Escalante lost to Mauricio Pastrana in his next fight. Taking place on January 26th, 2007, Escalante's career record after this fight stood at 14-2-0. Escalante faced the first stoppage of his career against Mauricio Pastrana in the 8th round of a 12 round fight via TKO. Escalante then went on to win a further 10 fights taking his record to 24 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws.
Escalante went into his next fight against Daniel Ponce de leon on September 18th, 2010 with a career record of 24-3-0. Escalante's fight against Daniel Ponce de leon was Escalante's 2nd stoppage defeat which came via KO in the 3rd round of the fight.
Escalante entered his next fight with a mostly successful record of 28-6-0 and took this to 29 wins with a win against Sammy Ventura on January 31st, 2014 via TKO. Escalante was the 20th person to stop Sammy and he did it in the 1st round via TKO. The fight was due to last 8 rounds.
Escalante's next defeat of his career came against Miguel Berchelt on October 11th, 2014. Out for his 36th career fight, Escalante was once again outmatched where he suffered a 3rd round TKO loss in only his 6th stoppage defeat to date. Another blow for the talented Escalante.