Joshua Franco won the Revelation of the Year Award granted by the World Boxing Association (WBA) in its 2020 edition thanks to his great performance and the improvement he showed during the year.
Franco, a native of San Antonio, Texas, became the first world champion after the pandemic pause when he defeated Australian Andrew Moloney in Las Vegas on June 23rd.
Franco has had a tough career in which he has faced great opponents, but all those successes and failures prepared him to take advantage of the first title opportunity in his career and defeat a great champion like Moloney.
Although there was a rematch in November, the fight ended a No-Decision, so Joshua remains the 115-pound champion and is one of the important names in a category that has great talents like “Chocolatito” González, Juan Francisco Estrada, Carlos Cuadras or Kazuto Ioka.
Joshua comes from a great school in San Antonio, where he has rubbed elbows with fighters like Mario Barrios and a great group of young boxers who are beginning to make noise on the international scene. The WBA is proud to have a champion like “The Professor” and is eager to know what is next in his career. Congratulations!