"Golden Fist" Francisco TKOs Mexican Javier Gallo

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Francisco TKOs Javier Gallo in 5th

Francisco (23-1-1, 18KO) defeated Mexican Javier Gallo (18-5-1, 10KO) at 2:54 of Round 5 by TKO at the LA Sports Arena, California, USA.

  • The fight was an undercard matchup for the Brian Viloria –Hernan Marquez main event
  • Francisco takes on Gallo on a short two-week notice after negotiations to face Guillermo Rigondeaux failed, but the unknown Gallo had more than a little to say to the awkward punching Filipino. As such, he let his fists do the talking.
  • From the first round up, Gallo threw caution to the wind and repeatedly swung towards the fences.
  • But Francisco maintained his composure and manifested his boxing ability. He picked his spots and his targets scored well. He landed huge bombs consisting of odd uppercuts and hooks that made him a name in the Philippine fight scene.
  • By the 5th round, the accumulated damage from Francisco’s power shots took their toll on Gallo who looked visibly drained and weak.
  • Towards the end of the round, Francisco tagged Gallo with a flurry of combo bombs that staggered the Mexican.
  • Aiming for the kill, the Filipino “Golden Fist” let loose more right and left hooks, sending the referee to stop the bout at the 2:54 mark.
  • It was an impressive, solid victory for Drian Francisco versus a tough adversary.

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Past boxing adventures of Drian Francisco

  • Sept 29, 2012, at the Estadio Hector Espino, Mexico, Francisco won by first round KO after his foe Jose Carlos Vargas went down the canvas 3 times.
  • April 14, 2012, Sablayan Astrodome, Mindoro Occ., Filipino "Gintong Kamao" Drian Francisco captured the interim IBF Pacific super bantamweight title via first round knockout over Thailand's Pichitchai Twins Gym. Francisco, fighting in his hometown for the first time in his career, delivered a 3-punch combination the last being a straight right to the chin of Pichitchai that sent the Thai crushing to the canvas and was counted out at 33 seconds of the first round.
  • Drian Francisco,28, defeated compatriot Michael Domingo, 32, on Friday, at Makati Coliseum, Sept. 23, 2011 by unanimous decision
  • December 1, 2010 in Nong Khai, Thailand, Francisco, 28, demolished by KO in the 10th round Duangpetch Kokietgym, 31. For this win which Solar Sports called Francisco's biggest fight of his career, his record rose to 20-0-0-1-(16 KOs) and a belt WBA interim superflyweight champion. Thai boxer Duangpetch dropped to 52-1-1-(21KOs)
  • May 1, 2011, Phetchaburi, Thailand, Francisco loses title via UD to Tepparith Singwancha Kokietgym.In the 3rd round after exchanging punches, Francisco was backtracking when he was caught with a wild left. He lost his footing and went down. This knockdown spells the difference between keeping and losing his title for Francisco. This knockdown punch could also be the reason why the scores end this way: 114-113, 114-113 and 117-111.

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Francisco is not Pacquiao, but what can he do to approximate Pacquiao?

Has Drian Francisco the makings of a champion?

  • BORN Nov. 10, 1982 in Sablayan, Occ. Mindoro and currently residing in Agoncillo, Batangas, introducing up and coming world champion, the Golden Fist DRIAN FRANCISCO.
  • For the record, he's rated at Super Flyweight, 5' 5" in height, while his fighting stance is orthodox, with an unbeaten record of 20 wins, 16 KOs and 1 draw.
  • Boxing blood runs in the Francisco family. Drian's father was also a professinal boxer. He has likewise a brother who has taken up gloves.
  • Drian Francisco carries with him a very rare distinction. Possibly since boxing started in the Philippines, he could be the only Filipino boxer who has finished college. Taking up Business Management, he majored in Commerce.
  • With the array of videos presented herein, readers are asked, can this young gun stand the baptism of fire given world champions to face and fight in world arena.
  • Drian Francisco is human like us. He is nothing but a bundle of feelings. He needs love, praise, appreciation and care. Let's give it to him. He will fight to the last drop if he knew fully well that he's loved and appreciated.
  • Yes, he has the makings of a champion, more so if we'll support him morally.
  • Read this blog carefully and well and decide to vote if he's now ripe to grab one of the world titles in boxing. Mabuhay DRIAN FRANCISCO.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee - Muhammad Ali

I will do my best and promise to give this guy a good fight. I have to beat him.- Manny Pacquiao

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