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DRIAN FRANCISCO CLEARS THE AIR ABOUT HIS PHILIPPINE CONTRACTS


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Super bantamweight Drian Francisco (24-1-1, 19KO) who is presently in Los Angeles training under the watchful eyes of Justin Fortune in West Hollywood, California for his July 14th fight against Chris Avalos (21-2-0,16KO) at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, called this writer after his training Tuesday afternoon wishing to clear the air about his so-called “contracts” in the Philippines with Elmer Anuran.

The “contracts” appear to be becoming an issue now that he has changed his base from Batangas to West Hollywood.

“I don’t want to rock the boat. I just want to clear the air now that Mr. Ronnie Nathanielsz mentioned it in one of his articles published on PhilBoxing,” he said. “People should hear my side," he added. (Ayaw ko mangulo pero dahil nailabas na ni Ronnie Nathanielsz sa Philboxing, gusto ko lang malaman nang tao yun side ko.)

Apparently according to Francisco, he has a “managerial contract” with Anuran properly signed with a copy filed at the GAB Offices in Manila.

According to Francisco:

“That Managerial Contract was for May 2009 to May 2013; therefore, essentially the contract is done at the end of this month. Starting June 1st, I no longer have a managerial contract with them.” (Yun managerial contract sa kanila ay mula May 2009 hangang May 2013, kaya sa isang buan wala na yun).

"The 'live contract' they were referring to and mentioned in the article of Nathanielsz is probably the same contract that will expire at the end of this month. (Yun sinasabi nilang 'live contract' palagay ko ay yun na nga yun)

Francisco also stated that before they boarded the plane last September 2012 at the NAIA enroute to LAX and then Mexico to fight Jose Carlos Vargas, he was made to sign a contract they presented to him as a “Promoter’s Contract.” (Pinapirma nila ako nang sinabi nilang “Promoter’s Contract bago sumakay nang plane sa Manila papuntang Mexico nun September)

Francisco said:

“They made me sign it in addition to the Managerial Contract I had with them perhaps to have a better hold on me. (Pinapirma ako marahil, gusto nila akong hawakan nag maigi)

“I am not sure if the Promoters Contract I signed before we boarded the plane is valid or not. What I am sure of is that contract was not signed before a lawyer witness or the GAB and is not on file at the GAB as per the norm in these types of contracts. In addition, I was never shown the details of the contract much less given a copy. (Hindi ko alam kung valid yun kasi di naman napirmahan sa harap ng abogado o kaya sa GAB. Hindi rin na file sa GAB yun. Hindi nila sinabi lahat sa akin ang detalya at hindi ako binigyan nang copy)

“I also feel it was signed under duress but I never mention it to anyone at that time because we were all on the same flight to Mexico and I was dependent on them to assure that the fight with Vargas gets off as scheduled. Besides, I needed to focus on the fight." (Pakiramdam ko ginipit nila ako pero wala akong magawa at di na ako nagsalita kasi sila ang kasama at inaasahan ko sa lakad na yun). Kailanggan kong kasing mag-focus sa laban.

It should be noted that Francisco won that fight against Vargas via a 1st round KO.

More from Francisco:

“I feel that they no longer have a hold on me with regards to my coming fight in July at Las Vegas under the Top Rank banner but they have all the rights to make noise. (Para sa akin wala na silang bahagi sa laban sa July sa Vegas na bigay nang Top Rank pero karapatan din nilang maginggay)

“First, they no longer manage my career effective the end of the month... Then they deserve nothing as a promoter if the contract is valid since they have not promoted the fight scheduled in July. (Una wala na silang managerial contract tapos nang Mayo. Kung valid man yun Promoters Contract di naman nila pri-nomote yun laban kaya walang sila bahagi dun.)

“I am confident that Mr. Arum and his lawyers will fix this because if I do well they want me to fight under their banner for a title. (Alam ko aayusin nang mga abogado ang Top Rank ito kasi kung maganda ang pakita ko, ang susunod daw ay title fight na.)

"With Top Rank supporting me, I am confident the fight in July will go as scheduled because we signed the contracts already and we have a schedule on ESPN. (Sa tulong nang Top Rank alam ko tuloy ang laban kasi napirmahan na un mga contract sa kanila at schedule na yun laban sa ESPN.)

“I also like to thank them because I would not be here without their help in the past. I hope they will simply feel happy for me because Top Rank has given me an opportunity to perhaps become a world champion and a pride for the Philippines.” (Nagpapasalamat ako sa kanila dahil sa kanila, nandito ako ngayon. Sana maging masaya na lang sila dahil binigyan ako ng Top Rank na pagkakataon na maging world champion at magbigay nang karagalan sa Pilipinas.)


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ed de la Vega, DDS.


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