Cesar Francis (12-0, 7KOs) and Jose Saracho (12-1, 11KOs), weighed in for their WBO Latino Super Lightweight title fight this Wednesday evening live on ProBox TV.
Francis looks to remain undefeated as he eyes big names in the 140lbs division, and he discussed the threat of Saracho heading into their clash that will be broadcast free on Facebook and YouTube.
The Brooklyn raised Panamanian stated, “I’m naturally a 140, my body is telling me I’m a 140-pounder. I overcame the nutritional issues from last fight and I feel stronger than ever and that was reflective in how I weighed in.
“I respect Saracho as a fighter, but I don’t respect the levels of the guys on his resume, but I know he’s a really live opponent, so for more reasons than one, I have to be on my A game.
“Juan Manuel Marquez told me that I was able to adjust and navigate Ray Beltran’s tricks and those rounds made me a more seasoned fighter. I’ve taken real tests early in my career like Mimmoune, I did things the old school way, and hopefully that pays dividends when I get a fight against Barboza Jr or even Teofimo Lopez in a battle of Brooklyn.”
CESAR FRANCIS, 12-0, 7KOs, 138.6lbs vs Jesus Saracho 12-1, 11KOs, 140lbs – 10 Rounds, WBO Latino Super Lightweight title
OSCAR ALVAREZ JR, 7-0, 7KOs, 132.2lbs vs NICHOLAS POLANCO, 20-3, 11KOs, 131.6lbs – 8 Rounds, Super Featheweight
JOHNATAN CARDOSO, 14-1, 14KOs, 133.8lbs vs JOSE ARELLANO, 10-0, 6KOs, 133.2lbs – 8 Rounds, Lightweight
LORENZO MEDINA, 4-0, 4KOs, 227.8lbs vs CLEVELAND BILLINGSLY, 5-8, 5KOs, 259.4lbs – 4 Rounds, Heavyweight
Heavy-handed Mexican lightweight Jesus Saracho is looking to shock the world as he steps up against Brooklyn’s Cesar Francis, live on ProBox TV, on Wednesday, January 25th at the Whitesands Events Center, in Tampa, Florida.
The clash of two lightweight trending in the right direction will set the tone for yet another exciting year for ProBox TV, which looks to have a banner year in 2023, putting on competitive bouts, and now debuting their cards on a Wednesday night.
Saracho, who has been in fine form as of late, discussed his opportunity against world rated Francis on Jan 25.
The Mexican said, “I’m very motivated for this fight, this is my big opportunity, and thank you to ProBox TV for allowing me to showcase my skills in their main event against Francis,”
“I am coming to win, I understand this is a big platform, and I am going to make a statement against Cesar Francis. He is highly regarded and ranked and a win gets me a major fight in the future with title implications. I have heard many people say Cesar Francis could be the prospect of the year, so I am looking to derail his career and the hype.”
Cesar Francis is widely regarded as one the rising stars of the super lightweight divison, and many have hopes of him facing the top names in the sport. His win last year over Raymundo Beltran established him as capable of beating a top veteran in the sport, and BoxRec currently has Francis ranked as the tenth-best lightweight in the United States. For Saracho, this is the chance of a lifetime, facing a fighter who is approaching the top of the sport.
“Everything I have ever worked for in boxing comes down to this fight,” said Saracho who has an 85% KO ratio in his professional career. “I gave up my holidays – no Christmas, no New Year’s, it is just boxing. I am dedicated like never before and I am excited to fight on such a global platform because this is the shot I have always wanted and needed to go to the next level. I am going to defeat Cesar Francis. ProBox gave me more than enough time to train, and I am going to be the best version of myself, come Wednesday, January 25th.”
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