Philippines, 24 Apr 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  


DRIAN FRANCISCO TO SEE ACTION ON TOP RANK-ESPN CARD IN LAS VEGAS


PhilBoxing.com




Former world-rated super bantamweight prospect Drian Francisco is scheduled to see action on a Top Rank-ESPN card in Las Vegas on July 12.

Top Rank promoter confirmed the fight in a conversation with the Manila Standard after Francisco’s manager Elmer Anuran informed us that he has a ”live” contract with Francisco who left for the US without his knowledge.

When told about this Arum requested us to ask Anuran to get in touch with him because he didn’t know the circumstances and was confident the issue could be resolved.

Francisco is reportedly in Los Angeles and trains under Justin Fortune in his gym. Fortune told us in the past that Francisco is an awesome puncher and only needs a break to make it to the big time after he scored a 5th round TKO over Javier Gallo last November at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on the undercard of the flyweight battle between WBO champion Brian Viloria and WBA champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez which Viloria won by a 10th round TKO.

Francisco previously scored two first round knockouts over Carlos Vargas on September 29 in Mexico and Pichitchai Twin Gyms on April 14.

The 30 year old Francisco has a record of 24-1-1 with 19 knockouts faces a big puncher in world-rated Chris “The Hitman” Avalos , the 23 year old who has a record of 21-2 with 16 knockouts.

Avalos who is ranked No. 5 by the WBO and No. 6 by the WBA scored a 4th round TKO in a scheduled ten round bout against Jose Luis Araiza last February 23.

In the opening round Avalos worked behind the jab but in the second round he picked up the tempo and landed more combinations even as he switched his stance as Araiza came forward aggressively. Araiza suffered a nasty cut above his left eye from a punch in round four and couldn’t continue promping referee Lou Moret to call a halt at 1:42 of the round.

Avalos won the WBO vacant Intercontinental title with a unanimous ten round decision over Khabir Suleymanov after dropping him in rounds one and three.

He also scored an impressive ten round decision over previously undefeated Yenifel Vicente (23-0-2, 15 KO’s)from the Dominican Republic last August 10.

Photo: Drian Francisco (R) with trainer Justin Fortune.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • BONSUBRE: BAD WEEKEND FOR PHILIPPINE BOXING
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 24 Apr 2017
  • End imperialism in Palaro. Now!
    By Recah Trinidad, Mon, 24 Apr 2017
  • TAPALES STOPS OMORI IN 11TH IN BACK AND FORTH FIGHT (PHOTOS)
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  • Shawn Porter batters Andre Berto in New York and earns another shot at Keith Thurman
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  • VALDEZ BEATS MARRIAGA VIA UD
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  • RAMIREZ DEFEATS BURSAK IN BORING FIGHT
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  • SHAKUR STEVENSON WINS PRO DEBUT
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  • MAGDALENO STOPS DOS SANTOS IN 2ND ROUND
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  • PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM STUBHUB CENTER: MONTES, BESPUTIN WIN
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  • TAPALES'S DREAM TURNS INTO A NIGHTMARE
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  • A Lesson Learned?
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  • LIBRANZA, NERI LEAVE APRIL 24 FOR SOUTH AFRICA
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sun, 23 Apr 2017
  • BERTO vs PORTER TONIGHT ON SHOWTIME
    By , Sat, 22 Apr 2017
  • TAPALES STRIPPED OF TITLE AFTER FAILING TO MAKE WEIGHT ON SECOND TRY
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 22 Apr 2017
  • TAPALES FAILS TO MAKE WEIGHT ON FIRST TRY; IN DANGER OF BEING STRIPPED OF HIS TITLE (PHOTOS)
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 22 Apr 2017
  • WEIGHTS FROM STUBHUB CENTER
    By , Sat, 22 Apr 2017
  • BERTO vs. PORTER FINAL WEIGHTS
    By , Sat, 22 Apr 2017
  • Robin Krasniqi vs. Arthur Abraham PPV Official weights from Germany
    By , Sat, 22 Apr 2017
  • Weights from Atlantic City
    By , Sat, 22 Apr 2017
  • M-1 Challenge 76 weights from Russia
    By , Sat, 22 Apr 2017
  • Light Heavyweight World Champion Adonis Stevenson Faces Andrzej Fonfara in Championship Rematch
    By , Sat, 22 Apr 2017
  • TODAY! Jerry Izenberg / Earnie Shavers Las Vegas Book Signing
    By , Fri, 21 Apr 2017
  • MICHAEL PEREZ RETURNS TO SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE PICTURE WITH SPLIT DECISION VICTORY OVER MARCELINO LOPEZ IN MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN
    By , Fri, 21 Apr 2017
  • NBA PLAYOFFS -- Bucks take 2-1 lead over Raptors
    By Maria Macatangay, Fri, 21 Apr 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.