Philippines, 27 Mar 2017
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


PINOY RING FANS WANT DRIAN TO FIGHT CAZARES


PhilBoxing.com




NO DOUBT about it, rabid Filipino fans want boxing sensation Drian ‘‘Golden Fists’’ Francisco to challenge reigning champion Hugo Cazares of Mexico for the WBA super flyweight crown.
‘‘We’ve recieved a lot of encouragement from Filipino fans saying its time for Francisco to test the mettle of Cazares,’’ said Saved by the Bell Promotions president and Drian manager Elmer Anuran.


Rightly so. The pride of Touch Gloves Boxing Gym in Agoncillo, Batangas proved his worth as a future world titleholder when he invaded Thailand and demolished Thai hero Duangpetch Kokietgym in the northernmost Thai province of Nong Khai.

Francisco stretched his eye-popping record to 20 wins, including 16 knockouts and one draw. He now holds the WBA interim diadem.
The 32-year-old Cazares (34-6-2, including 24 KOs) successfully defended his title thrice last year. A southpaw, Cazares humbled Cazares Everardo Morales, Alberto Rossel and Hiroyuki Hisataka.
But he still have to taste the fury of Francisco,who has attracted a huge following due to his rugged looks, educated behavior and ring savvy.

‘‘The WBA has told Cazares camp to decide this month whether the Mexican is willing to stake his title against Drian. There is a possibility that Cazares may relinquish the title and go up the weight class but the bottomline is that Drian is raring to fight the champ,’’ explained Anuran.

In an online survey on Francisco’s website (www.gintongkamao.com.), 67.8 percent of respondents said they want to see a Cazares-Francisco bout, while 29.5 percent eye a fight between Francisco and former two-time titleholder and another Mexican standout Cristian Mijares.

In an exclusive interview, Francisco, who is busy training under the watchful eyes of Benny Dela Peña, said he ready to exchange punches with Cazares.

The 27-year-old boxer showed tremendous improvement as proven by his 10th round over Kokietgym, who prior to the fight carried a amazing 52-1 card.

‘‘He’s faster, accurate and as expected hard to hit,’’ said Dela Peña, who once trained boxers in Japan.‘‘No punches were wasted.’’

Anuran believes that Francisco has the tools to upstage Cazares.
‘‘Drian wants this fight. He knows what to do because he is one fighter who doesn’t want to disappoint his countrymen,’’ said Anuran.

Francisco, whose father Diomedes and brother Lloyd were former professional boxers, said he is determined to join the elite list of Filipino world champions headed by ring icon Manny Pacquiao.

‘‘Pacman inspires me. He has brought tremendous recognition to our country and I want to do the same,’’ said Francisco, who unlike other pugs, finished his college education.
Like Nonito Donaire who will later fight Fernando Montiel for the world title, Francisco is regarded as the next big thing in Philippine boxing.

A true-blooded Filipino, Francisco won the WBA International super flyweight title on October 3, 2009 by stopping former WBA flyweight champion Roberto Vasquez in 10 rounds.

He added former Panamanian world titleholder Ricardo Nunez to his growing list of victims to win the WBA super flyweight eliminator on April 17, 2010 at the Yñares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Dennis U. Eroa.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist Nico Hernandez Shines in professional debut win at home
    By , Sun, 26 Mar 2017
  • Ralph Rimpell’s Boxing P4P List
    By Ralph Rimpell, Sun, 26 Mar 2017
  • JORGE LINARES DEFEATS ANTHONY CROLLA IN REMATCH
    By , Sun, 26 Mar 2017
  • LEAGUE OF FISTS 3: SU CHENG OUTGUNS POR NOBNOM
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 26 Mar 2017
  • Gennady Golovkin's Promoter Says Canelo Alvarez Fight NEEDS To Happen (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • HISTORY BEGINS: Featuring the professional debut of NICO HERNANDEZ
    By , Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • CES MMA returns to historic North Shore April 15th
    By , Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • Pacquiao can’t afford to lose this one
    By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • LEAGUE OF FISTS 3: INDONESIAN KIE RAHA STUNS AILI
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • JORGE LINARES vs. ANTHONY CROLLA OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS
    By , Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • Jermell Charlo Defends Against Top Contender Charles Hatley
    By , Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • Illustrious green belt on display as DeLomba, Williams face off in advance of their April 7th WBC title bout
    By , Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • WBC SANCTIONS SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT ELIMINATOR BETWEEN UNDEFEATED DAVID BENAVIDEZ AND ROGELIO MEDINA
    By , Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • Undefeated super lightweight Keenan Smith Headlines on Saturday, April 22nd at The Claridge in Atlantic City
    By , Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • Top Phl boxers feted tonite in Elorde Memorial Awards
    By , Sat, 25 Mar 2017
  • JASON QUIGLEY BEATS GLEN TAPIA
    By , Fri, 24 Mar 2017
  • LEGENDS OF RUGBY TO ROCK RUCK RUMBLE AT THE HSBC SINGAPORE RUGBY 7s
    By , Fri, 24 Mar 2017
  • Snips and Snipes 23 March 2017
    By Eric Armit, Fri, 24 Mar 2017
  • 'Madman' Marcos Hernandez Training Camp Quotes
    By , Fri, 24 Mar 2017
  • ROH SUPERCARD OF HONOR XI TO BROADCAST EXCLUSIVELY ON ROHWRESTLING.COM AND THE FITE TV DIGITAL PPV PLATFORM APRIL 1ST
    By , Fri, 24 Mar 2017
  • DONNIE-NATION OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED
    By Dong Secuya, Thu, 23 Mar 2017
  • Mayweather Beats McGregor In ONE ROUND ... Says Sugar Ray Leonard (VIDEO)
    By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017
  • WEIGHTS FROM SUPER BRAWL III AT SKYLANDS ECC IN RANDOLPH, NEW JERSEY
    By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017
  • Scott Burrell & Dean Burrell in action this Friday night in Huntington, New York
    By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2017 philboxing.com.