Jennifer Han vs. Christina Ruiz at the El Paso County Coliseum
A brutally honest press release today from Escalante Promotions reported that Kimberly Colbert was forced out of this Saturday’s fight against El Paso’s Jennifer Han at the El Paso County Coliseum. Colbert, according to the release, was arrested in violation of her probation. Taking Colbert’s place in the eight round bout is current IFBA Bantamweight champion Christina Ruiz.
This is a much better match-up for boxing fans. Ruiz (7-5-3, 4KOs) who is 1-1-1 in her last three fights also fought for the WBC Super Bantamweight title in 2011.
Han (10-3-1, 1KO) is coming off a controversial majority decision loss to Ji-Hye Woo for the IFBA Featherweight Title three months ago, in Woo’s home country of South Korea.
In the co-main event of the evening, scheduled for eight rounds, Lightweight Texas Champion Oscar Valenzuela (6-0-1) will defend his title and look to stay perfect against Albuquerque’s Brian Garcia (7-21).
A battle for I-10 match-up between El Paso’s Carlos Villa (5-1-1, 3KO) and Las Cruces’ Colbert Lozoya (7-10) will surely take the show.
Also on the bill is Jose “Shorty” Salinas (4-1, 3KOs) a Las Cruces favorite vs. young and tough Esteban Villalba (6-7-2) From Juárez, México.
To round out the card El Paso’s David Muñoz (1-0, 1KO) takes on Anthony, New Mexico’s Johnny Guillen and Las Cruces’ Adam Vazquez (1-0) will face El Paso’s Javier Nuñez (0-3).
Tickets for this “Rise of Champions” Escalate Promotions card have been reasonably priced at $10-$30 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com by clicking here.