Daniel Franco

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BOXER: DANIEL FRANCO

NICKNAME: TWITCH

DIVISION: FEATHERWEIGHT

DATE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 22, 1991                              

HEIGHT: 5’9”

STANCE: ORTHODOX

BORN: RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

LIVES: RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA

RECORD: 15-2-3 (11 KO’S)

Hailing from Riverside, California Daniel “Twitch” Franco is an undefeated fighter who currently resides in Oxnard, the boxing hotbed of California. Franco, who is of Mexican and Native-American descent, began boxing at the age of eight, amassing an amateur record of 67-15, winning the Oxnard PAL Championship in 2006 and the California State Silver Gloves Championship in 2007 along the way.

 

Franco’s professional debut took place on December 18, 2010 at Club 401 in Ontario, California. He defeated Emanuel Machorro via a third round technical knockout. Despite being enrolled as a full-time student at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga where he studied sociology, Franco impressed early in his career, compiling an undefeated record with two draws in venues throughout California by the end of 2013. One of those draws came against Alejandro Ochoa at Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California in September of 2013, but in a rematch three months later, Franco outmatched Ochoa scoring a six-round unanimous decision victory at Oceanview Pavilion in Los Angeles.

 

Battling the undefeated Alberto Torres to a split draw in July at the Performing Arts Center in Oxnard, on July 11, 2014, Franco remained unbeaten, amassing a record of 9-0-3 after dispatching Cesar Martinez via fifth round knockout on December 6 at the Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California. On January 17, 2015, Franco scored an impressive first-round knockout win over Sergio Najera at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, California.

 

In June 2015, Roc Nation Sports announced that it had signed Franco to an exclusive promotional agreement. Franco defeated Jonathan Alcantara by way of an eight-round unanimous decision during BET’s very first televised boxing event at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on June 20, 2015. A hand injury suffered in that bout kept Franco out of action until the end of the year when he scored a decision victory over Hector Garcia in Tijuana, Mexico on December 21, 2015.

 

On March 26, 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on the Andre Ward vs. Sullivan Barrera undercard, the unbeaten Twitch met Mexico’s German “Panteonero” Meraz in an eight-round featherweight bout. Franco scored a technical knockout over the veteran fighter in the final round of the fight.

 

Franco returned once again to Oracle Arena on August 6, 2016 to fight on the Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand undercard. The white-hot prospect dropped his opponent Marcelo Gallardo in the opening seconds of the fight, controlling the pace the rest of the way for a fifth round stoppage by way of technical knockout at the 44-second mark.