Filipino boxing prospect Drian “The Man” Francisco, is set to slug it out with Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion of Panama for the World Boxing Association (WBA) International Super Flyweight Championship scheduled on July 26 at the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City, Philippines. Tagged as “Banal na Paghihiganti” (“Holy Revenge” as translated in English), the Cuneta Astrodome is expected to be jammed-packed come fight day by Filipino boxing fans who are hoping that Francisco would avenge the only loss suffered by hard hitting compatriot, world rated AJ “Bazooka” Banal.
Banal suffered a 10th round TKO from the hands of Concepcion July 26 last year. Ironically, the fight between Francisco and Concepcion would fall also on the 26th of July. Concepcion’s match last February this year in Brooklyn, New York was victorious which he won by a unanimous decision, while Francisco won a second round TKO at the Famous Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.