By: Ron Valderrama/Ronatringside.com
Photo: Courtesy Thompson Boxing Promotions
Alfredo Escarcega Jr. made his debut as a pro last night, defeating a tough Mario Aguirre (2-8, 4 KOs) by unanimous decision at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario, Ca. The card was presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions before a sold out crowd.
Escarcega wasted no time setting the tone of this fight, quickly making a statement and landing some well-placed punches. Aguirre had his moments but fought most of the fight in defensive mode.
In round 3, Escarcega was clearly ahead on the cards but had a point deducted for a rabbit punch. The call seemed to work in Escarcega’s favor however as he unleashed a barrage of punches on Aguirre and finished the round, and the rest of the fight making a statement.
In the end, the judges all score it the same, 39-36 in favor of Alfredo Escarcega Jr. for the unanimous decision win.
Alfredo Escarcega Jr. moved to Phoenix with his parents when he was 3 years old from El Paso and has been boxing since age 7. He had a great career as an amateur and was coached and trained by his father, Alfredo Escarcega Sr. and Richard Macias.
A couple of years ago, Alfredo Sr. told Ronatringside.com that when Jr. turns pro, he would step aside, believing it would be best for Alfredo Jr. He isn’t your average fighter, he is dedicated and has extreme discipline, traits his parents instilled in him at an early age.
When Alfredo Jr. decided to pursue a pro career last year, he was sent to California to work with legendary trainer Joel Diaz. It was a move that clearly paid off, the skill of Escarcega Jr. gives Diaz perhaps another yet another champion to add to the list. Keep him on your boxing radar, this kid is going places.