Panamanian 140-pound contender Cesar “Rainman” Francis (10-0, 6 KOs) will take an enormous step up in opposition when he faces former world champion Raymundo Beltran (37-9-1, 23 KOs) in a 10-round battle. The combat takes place on Saturday, July 9 on the ProBox Occasions Heart in Plant Metropolis, Florida and shall be streamed stay globally on ProBox TV.
Francis, who was born in Panama however lives in Brooklyn, New York, is coming off the largest win of his profession, a unanimous determination victory over Mohamed Mimoune. Previous to that, he beat then-undefeated prospect Jose Roman Vazquez through determination as properly. The 31-year-old Francis has solely had 10 fights, however he has taken important steps in his previous couple of fights which have moved him up the 140-pound rankings.
“It’s my time to shine. I’m going to go in and carry out,” mentioned Cesar Francis. “Beltran is a good veteran, and I’m not overlooking him. I helped Richard Commey prepare for his combat towards him. And this time Commey shall be my sparring accomplice. Individuals higher convey their umbrellas as a result of it’s going to ‘rain’ that day.”
Beltran is a former world champion from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. He had a number of the finest moments of his profession at 135 kilos, the place he confronted the likes of “Hammerin” Hank Lundy, Ricky “Rickster” Burns, Richard Commey and Terence “Bud” Crawford. His most necessary victory was towards Moises Paulus, whom he defeated to seize the WBO light-weight belt. Now at 140 kilos, Beltran plans to make use of his expertise to take Francis to deep waters.
“I’ve been trying and ready for this combat,” mentioned Raymundo Beltran. “Cesar Francis is an undefeated fighter who has a variety of confidence, and that is the form of combat I have to put myself again on the map. I believe my expertise will assist so much as a result of I’ve been in there with high-level fighters. Like at all times, I’ll do my half to ensure it’s an action-packed combat. My fights have by no means been boring. They’re at all times stuffed with motion.”
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