World Boxing Association

Francisco-Nuñez set for WBA Flyweight eliminator

By Julio Thyme 11/03/2010

Undefeated Drian Francisco who is rated # 3 super flyweight by the WBA battles Panama’s Ricardo Nuñez who is ranked one notch higher at # 2 in a battle of “Young Guns” in Solar Sport Boxing at the Bay series on April 17. The fight card will be held at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City with the winner of the title eliminator between Francisco-Nuñez promised a crack at WBA, Francisco earned his # 3 rating in the WBA following his 10th round TKO victory over another Panamanian in Roberto “La Araña” Vasquez last October at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay when he won the vacant WBA International title, the stylish fighter has a record of 18-0-1 with 14 knockouts.

Nuñez ranked # 2 by the WBA, is out to avenge fellow countrymen Vasquez loss to Francisco, Nuñez is known as “El Matematico” for his “mathematical precision, impressive hand speedand ruthless killer instinct”. He has a record of 17-1 with 15 knockouts, he has won his last seven bouts, six coming by way of knockouts.

Last November, the 22 year old Nuñez floored Nicaragua’s Juan Centeno five times en route to scoring a brutal 3th round stoppage. Prior to that the hard-hitting Nuñez won the WBA Intercontinental title with a 4th round TKO victory over Timur Shailezov of Kyrgyzstan, dropping him once in the first round an twice in the third.