In the midst of his first eight-round prize fight nearly 10 months ago, Bruno Escalante began to doubt.
The prospect had sparred countless rounds with Bay Area boxer Nonito Donaire, one of the best prizefighters in the world, but even that couldn’t keep his first pro loss — nor the doubt — at bay.
“I’m a warrior. I learned that even when I’m hurt, I could come back and fight strong,” Escalante, 24, said of the loss. “So that’s one thing I know about myself. I’m a fighter.” Read More