Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Drian Francisco is Aiming To Beat Gallo By Knockout

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

World rated Drian Francisco is looking for a knockout when he battles stocky Mexican Javier Gallo on the undercard of the flyweight unificatioin title fight between WBO champion BrianViloria and WBA champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Francisco told Jayson Otamias, reporter for Viva Sports, that “I’d love to go for a knockout but we will  be careful and protect myself from his punches because we don’t know what will happen.”

Francisco who has been training under former heavyweight contender Justin Fortune at the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles said “I will study his moves early in the fight because its different from videos when you are in the ring and I will adjust when on top of the ring.”

He said “its easy to say you have a good plan  but its different once inside the ring.

Francisco said he is in “ fine condition especially since we will be fighting at 122 pounds and I can eat well and don’t have to reduce. It’s cold here and we eat a lot of fruits and the heavier weight I can fight at,  its better for me. I am really prepared for this fight and I want to put on a good show.”

The fight against Gallo was finalized a couple of days ago after weeks of uncertainty which upset Fortune who told the Manila Standard “its very difficult to prepare a fighter if you don’t know who his opponent is.”

Fortune is impressed with Francisco whom he described as “a good little fighter who can punch besides being tough and awkward.”

The 29 year old Gallo from Tijuana has a record of 18-5-1 with 10 knockouts and one of his defeats was at the hands of former WBC light flyweight champion Rodel Mayol to whom he lost a ten round majority decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 7, 2011.

The Mexican dropped a ten round unanimous decision to David Quijano in his last fight on January 21 after scoring a 3rd round TKO over Jason Rorie on September 9, 2011.

Francisco who just turned 30 has a record of 23-1-1 with 18 knockouts and is coming off a spectacular 1st round knockout of Jose Carlos Vargas of Mexico whom he dropped three times in the opening round in a fight in Mexico.

Tags: Drian Francisco image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Photo: Roy Jones Jr., Bobby Gunn Face Off at Kickoff Presser Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora To Weigh-In Separately On Friday Video: Dereck Chisora Explains Why He Threw Table at Whyte Photos: Chisora Throws Table at Whyte, Chaos Erupts at Presser Misael Rodriguez, Bronze Medal Winner, Inks With Schaefer Jessie Vargas: Facing Pacquiao Will Make Me a Better Fighter Bermane Stiverne: All The Pressure is on Povetkin, I Will KO Him! Dereck Chisora Throws Table At Whyte During Presser Trainer: Biggest Fight For Charlo At 154 (Canelo) Won't Happen Crawford's Trainer: We Won't Get Pacquiao If It’s Up to Roach Andy Ruiz: I Will Die Trying To Beat Joseph Parker For That Belt! Joshua: I'm The Guy Who Should Beat Klitschko - I'll Prove It! Video: Dillian Whyte Shreds "D*ck" Dereck Chisora, Vows KO Win George Groves vs. Fedor Chudinov For Vacant WBA Title Ordered Eddie Hearn Reacts To Rumors That Kell Brook is Jumping Ship Froch Laughs at Critics Who Say He "Ducked" Golovkin Fight Photo: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Top Form, On Weight For Return Jermall Charlo says Julian Williams match is Jones-Hopkins reprise De La Hoya: After That Win, Saunders' Offer For Canelo Cut in Half! Photos: Terence Crawford Gets in Fight Week Work For Molina Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Orlando Salido Rematch in March? Verdejo to Face Southpaw TBA In 2/3 Return to Prep for Flanagan Joshua: If David Haye Beats Bellew, I'm Fine With Fighting Him! Sergey Lipinets Hopes Win Over Lenny Z Leads To a Title Shot Photos: Britsch Hits Mexico For War With Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Photos: Ray Beltran Hits Omaha For Mason Menard Clash Jacobs' Trainer: We're Ready To Take Gennady Golovkin's Belts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Eric Molina Hold Open Workouts Joe Smith Jr.: I'll Finish Off What Kovalev Started, KO Hopkins Bellew To Haye: Forget Joshua, You Are Getting Knocked Out! Klitschko vs. Joshua: Wladimir Embraces 80,000 at Wembley Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez Set For February 25, Quebec Holyfield, Barrera, Tapia Officially Announced For IBHOF Class Shakur Stevenson To Be Managed By James Prince, Andre Ward Antonio Vargas Making Pro Moves, Inks Managerial Deal Photos: Erik Skoglund, Timy Shala - Face To Face at Final Presser Abner Mares Addresses His 15-Month Layoff Entering Cuellar Fight Ellerbe Confident: On Jan. 14 We Come Back With Three Titles! Trainer: Lara Wants Bigger Fights, But Must Take Care of Family Wilder: Molina Might Be 'Bipolar,' But Has Heart to Upset Joshua
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement