Daniel Franco, left, will take on Jose Haro on Nov. 10 in Washington D.C./Photo courtesy of BoxRec.com
Daniel Franco is not yet ready for the big time. But the featherweight prospect from Rancho Cucamonga is definitely looking to get there, and next month he’ll try to take another step in that direction.
Franco (14-0-3, 9 KOs) on Nov. 10 will tangle with Jose Haro (13-1-1, 7 KOs) of West Jordan, Utah, at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C.
A minor title will be on the line.
“Jose and I have been on a crash course for the last year and I’m glad we can finally settle this in the ring with a title and a world ranking at stake,” said Franco, 24. “My goal is to become a world champion and this opportunity for fight for a top-15 world ranking is the next crucial step.”
Daniel Franco/Photo courtesy of BoxRec.com
Daniel Franco of Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday remained unbeaten when he knocked out Marcello Gallardo at 44 seconds of the fifth round of their scheduled eight-round featherweight bout at Oracle Arena in Oakland. They tangled underneath the light heavyweight fight between Andre Ward and Alexander Brand, won by Ward via wide decision.
Franco, 24, decked Gallardo in the first and fifth rounds. Franco is now 14-0-3 with nine knockouts.
“I felt great right from the start,” Franco said afterward. “Everything we worked on in training camp came together tonight. I’ll take a short time off and it will be back in the gym to get ready for my next fight.”
Gallardo, of Renton, Wash., is 7-4-2.