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Luis Franco Denies He Retired From Boxing, Claims Abuse

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Featherweight contender Luis Franco has denied that he retired from boxing. Franco (11-1, 7KOs), 31-years-old, was going to face IBF champion Billy Dib in an ESPN televised main event on March 8th at the Foxwoods Hotel and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

BoxingScene.com recently reported that Franco withdrew from the contest after being unhappy with the money. The boxer's co-promoter, Richard Dobal, told BoxingScene that Franco refused to sign the contract and told his manager Henry Foster that he planned to retire. He was later replaced by Evgeny Gradovich.

"No, I am not going to retire, but I do not want this fight because it's time to put an end to the abuse. Boxers are human beings, not dogs. We must demand our rights. I have not been treated with respect and I prefer to dwell for a moment before continuing," Franco told George Ebro.

"Everyone knows that a world title fight is worth at least $50,000 and I was offered $20,000. After the usual deductions I would be left with about $10 to $12,000 and that's just not fair. Already in the previous fight something similar happened in Argentina. There was an initial figure, but then I was actually paid with another figure it was rather low. How long will I have to accept that? It's not fair."

Foster and Dobal insist Franco accepted the terms of the contract, but then changed his mind. Dobal points out that Franco was no longer undefeated and he was coming off a defeat, but a win over Dib and capturing the championship could have changed Franco's life.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HeroBando on 02-11-2013

[QUOTE=Jr John;13021538]Glad he pulled out of the fight to be honest sounds like he was already beat before even lacing up.some times you need to take the risk to get the reward?what I mean is I remember a little while…

Comment by Jr John on 02-11-2013

Glad he pulled out of the fight to be honest sounds like he was already beat before even lacing up.some times you need to take the risk to get the reward?what I mean is I remember a little while ago…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 02-10-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13020566]This article was first posted in Spanish about a week ago by Cubanborn87. I have no idea what's really going on with Franco's case, but it's far from the first time a promoter tries to take advantage of their fighter.…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 02-10-2013

This article was first posted in Spanish about a week ago by Cubanborn87. I have no idea what's really going on with Franco's case, but it's far from the first time a promoter tries to take advantage of their fighter.…

Comment by OnePunch on 02-10-2013

sorry Franco, but a "world title fight" is worth exactly what a tv network is willing to pay for it, and not 1 penny more.

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