Special Update report and photos on DoghouseBoxing.com CALIFORNIA (April 7, 2014) - After seeing a specialist, x-rays showed that Bruno "The Aloha Kid" Escalante (13-1-1, 6 KOs) was fighting with two broken bones in his left hand during this IBA Super-Flyweight title defense against Victor Ruiz (12-3, 9 KOs).
Escalante showed tremendous grit as he continued fighting when the injury occurred in the 2nd round. The injury will likely keep Escalante out of the ring for 3 months.
"The doctor said Bruno can make a quick recovery if he lets his hand heal properly," said Manager Herb Stone. "He could return after a few months of rehab. Bruno proved to me he has tremendous heart carrying on with a broken hand. I'm hoping he can fight by the end of the summer. I have big plans for Bruno when he returns to the ring."
"This is just a minor setback," said Bruno Escalante.
Escalante added: "I'm going to do everything the doctor says to make the healing process faster. I'll continue working out, mostly on my jab since that is the only arm I can use at the moment."
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