Joshua Franco

17 - 1 - 2
8 KOs
super flyweight

Nicknamed “The Professor,” San Antonio native Joshua Franco paid his dues on the amateur scene for five years before deciding to turn pro.

Fighter Stats

Height: 5′ 5″
Birthdate: October 27, 1995
Age: 24
Birthplace: San Antonio, TX
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Stance: Orthodox

Fighter Biography

Nicknamed “The Professor,” San Antonio native Joshua Franco paid his dues on the amateur scene for five years before deciding to turn pro. He immediately made an impact when he won an exciting decision over Temoatzin Landeros in his debut on August 6, 2015.

Franco, who is trained by world-renowned coach Robert Garcia and promoted by Golden Boy, then became a popular staple at The Belasco Theater, where he has competed and won eight times, scoring four knockouts.

Rising to the occasion is nothing new for this young man, whose talents brought him to the biggest event of 2016 when he competed on the Canelo Alvarez-Liam Smith undercard at AT&T Stadium in Arlington against Bryan Bazan. Franco gave his Texas fans a show by knocking out Bazan on the fourth round.

Franco continued to have a successful year in 2017, as he fought against and beat all five opponents including Victor Pasillas, Marco Antonio Sanchez, Oscar Mojica, Pedro Antonio Rodriguez, and Carlos Maldonado.

On March 24, 2018 Franco experienced his first loss by knockout against Lucas Emanuel Fernandez Leone. Franco returned to the ring three months later, more determined than ever and knocked out Mexican boxer Isao Gonzalo Carranza in the fifth round. Following, Franco fought for the NABF Bantamweight Title against Oscar Negrete, which resulted in a ten-round controversial split draw.

In April 2019, Franco and Negrete met again to unify the NABF and WBA International Bantamweight Titles, where Franco won via split decision. The two will meet one last time on August 10 to bring even more fireworks as both men are eager to erase all doubts.

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