INSIDE THE RING: Franco retains title belt after controversial review
San Antonio’s Joshua Franco was defending his WBA World Super Flyweight title against Australia’s Andrew Moloney, the man Franco took the belt from in June. Franco’s right eye immediately began to swell badly. At the end of the second round, Franco’s right eye was completely swollen shut. Multiple reviews aired showing what members of the broadcast believed to be the left jab by Moloney to cause the swelling of Franco’s right eye. After almost a half-hour of review, it was announced that the swelling was due to a accidental head-butt and Franco retained his championship belt.
Joshua Franco de San Antonio regresa a Las Vegas para defender su título
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INSIDE THE RING: San Antonio’s Franco returns to Las Vegas to defend title
It was also the first successful defense for a world title by a San Antonio boxer in history. “El Profesor” took that belt away from Moloney in late June and was the talk of the boxing world through the summer. “By comparison, I think my trilogy was way tougher than my fight with Moloney,” said Franco to KSAT 12 Sports Thursday. Franco Moloney 2 will be the co-main event under the Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook welterweight title bout. Daniel P. Villanueva has worked with KSAT 12 Sports for over 17 years and is an award-winning sports producer.
INSIDE THE RING: San Antonios Bam Rodriguez destroys another opponent
SAN ANTONIO If you dont know Jesse Bam Rodriguez, you will soon enough. The younger brother of world champ Joshua Franco fought in the same ring as his older brother who took home the championship belt back in late June. And if things keep going the way they are, San Antonio could see another world title down the road. Rodriguez (12-0, 8 KOs) won his light flyweight contest on Saturday in Las Vegas against Janiel Rivera. https://t.co/hO4SGpqBKU Mario (@Boxer_Barrios) September 6, 2020Kendo Castaneda sends out some love for "Bam" Rodriguez after his latest win in Las Vegas Saturday night.
INSIDE THE RING: Tanajara Jr. fighting on DAZN
SAN ANTONIO Fight night is quickly approaching for Hector Tanajara Jr.El Finito is putting his undefeated record on the line against veteran lightweight Mercito Gesta. Tanajara Jr. (19-0, 5 KOs) will be defending his WBC USNBC Lightweight title in his 20th career bout. Im looking forward to it, Tanajara said to KSAT 12 Sports last week via Zoom. I just have to keep working hard, everything weve been doing are the right steps to becoming a world champion, said Tanajara. When it comes time to fight, both Tanajara Jr. and Franco fly out to Riverside where they have a house and work with the legendary trainer Robert Garcia.
INSIDE THE RING: 1-on-1 with World Champ Joshua Franco Part 2
SAN ANTONIO – In the second part of his exclusive sit-down interview with KSAT 12′s Larry Ramirez, WBA Super Flyweight Champion Joshua Franco discusses the meaning behind his victory over Andrew Moloney, the reaction from his friends and family, and his opinion on a potential rematch. For the first part of this interview, click here. MORE LOCAL BOXING COVERAGE
INSIDE THE RING: 1-on-1 with World Champ Joshua Franco Part 1
SAN ANTONIO – Still riding high after his victory over Andrew Moloney on Tuesday night, newly-crowned WBA Super Flyweight Champion Joshua Franco sits down with KSAT 12′s Larry Ramirez to discuss his thoughts and emotions during the fight. Tune in next Sunday, July 5, for the second part of Larry’s exclusive interview with San Antonio’s fifth boxing world champ. MORE BOXING COVERAGE:
INSIDE THE RING: 1-on-1 with World Champ Joshua Franco Part 1
INSIDE THE RING: 1-on-1 with World Champ Joshua Franco Part 1Published: June 28, 2020, 11:51 pmStill riding high after his victory over Andrew Moloney on Tuesday night, newly-crowned WBA Super Flyweight Champion Joshua Franco sits down with KSAT 12’s Larry Ramirez to discuss his thoughts and emotions during the fight.
World champ Joshua Franco returns home to San Antonio
World champ Joshua Franco returns home to San AntonioPublished: June 26, 2020, 5:06 amAfter his victory in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, World Super Flyweight Champion Joshua Franco returned home to San Antonio with his new title belt in hand and discussed his fight with Andrew Moloney in an exclusive interview with KSAT 12.
World Champ Joshua Franco returns home to San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO The new champ has returned. Fresh off a night of celebration in Las Vegas after defeating Andrew Moloney to claim the WBA World Super Flyweight championship, San Antonio native Joshua Franco returned to the Alamo City with his family and friends on Thursday afternoon. The plane might have touched down, but the newly crowned world champion has yet to come down after his historic victory. Im right there with the legends. Im right there with the greats, and San Antonio has another World Champion.Even with the belt on his shoulder and his named already etched in the record books, Franco wont take too long to relish in his victory.
INSIDE THE RING: San Antonio boxer Joshua Franco becomes new world champ after upset win
SAN ANTONIO – At the beginning of the month, Joshua Franco said to KSAT 12 Sports he was not leaving the ring without the world title. Franco landed a great left uppercut in the second round. San Antonio’s very own Joshua Franco is a World Champion beating Andrew Moloney by unanimous decision to win the WBA Jr. Bantamweight title! Franco landed 231 of his 789 thrown while Moloney landed 191 of his 663. Moloney landed a majority of his body shots in the early part of the fight but landed only 10 body shots in the last four rounds.
INSIDE THE RING: Kendo Headed to Las Vegas
SAN ANTONIO San Antonio boxer Joshua Franco is getting some company out in Nevada. Kendo has a new sparring partner as he prepares for his Las Vegas fight. Up and coming welterweight Jermone Jones, Jr. (4-0, 4 KOs) has been working with Tremendo the last few weeks around San Antonio. Joshua Franco is my top favorite fighter from San Antonio, Castaneda said. Its an honor to share the publicity, the promotion and be alongside Joshua Franco.A lot of big things in boxing going on, Castaneda added.
INSIDE THE RING: Media Workout for DAZN Fight Saturday
Many of the fighters featured on DAZN’s fight night have already made their way to San Antonio. On Wednesday, his opponent, Gary O’Sullivan, as well as some of the fighters on the undercard, met with the various media. I’m going down in weight so I feel like my power will be a little bit stronger for this fight. “I’ve made a lot of sacrifices for this fight.” O’Sullivan said. “It was a great fight and they regard that as the greatest fight to ever take place in the Alamodome.” O’Sullivan said.
Franco Talks "Final" Fight With Negrete
Local bantamweight Joshua Franco stopped by KSAT 12 last week to talk about his trilogy showdown with Oscar Negrete. El Profesor discusses the split decision draw, why his original game plan didnt work and what his future plans are. Catch the latest local boxing news every Sunday on Instant Replay at 11 p.m. on KSAT 12! Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.