Saturday, April 17, 2010

Drian Francisco Overwhelms Ricardo Nunez

Fresh from his 10th round TKO over former champion Roberto Vasquez, the WBA's No. 3 rank and the WBA's International Super Flyweight Champion Drian Francisco "Gintong Kamao" Francisco stops WBA's No. 2 rank Ricardo Nuñez in a one-sided match, with a fifth round stoppage. Francisco drops Nuñez twice in the first round with a left hook sending the Panamanian to the canvas. It looks like that Francisco smells victory, but Nuñez was able to get himself up. In round 2 it look like the Filipino looks to end the fight but Nunez keep answering back with body shots at Francisco. At round 4, Francisco saw the opening, hitting Nunez with looping left that saw the Panamanian in deep trouble. Nuñez fought back in the fifth round, but Francisco connects with a series of lefts and hitting Nuñez with a right sending him back to the canvas again. Battered once again, Nuñez fight back only to be hit by Francisco with a series of combinations capped by a left hook. Referee Bruce McTavish did not bother to count Nunez anymore, halting the end of the fight and giving the Filipino fighter the victory.

Drian Francisco will wait for a possible showdown in a bid of a title shot at the winner of the Hugo Cazares and Noubu Nashiro.

Supporting Bouts results:

Niño Magboo retains the WBO Asia-Pacific superbantamweight with a unanimous decision over Rey Las Piñas of General Santos City

Al Sabaupan of the Philippines knockouts Heri Andriyanto of Indonesia in the third round

Lloyd Franciso, younger brother of Drian Franciso, won over Leonardo Doronio in their superbantamweight contest


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