Francis vs Saracho – ProBox TV – Jan. 25 – 9 pm ET
Heavy-handed Mexican lightweight Jesus Saracho is looking to shock the world as he steps up against Brooklyn’s Cesar Francis, live on ProBox TV, on Wednesday, January 25th at the Whitesands Events Center, in Tampa, Florida.
The clash of two lightweight trending in the right direction will set the tone for yet another exciting year for ProBox TV, which looks to have a banner year in 2023, putting on competitive bouts, and now debuting their cards on a Wednesday night.
Saracho, who has been in fine form as of late, discussed his opportunity against world rated Francis on Jan 25.
The Mexican said, “I’m very motivated for this fight, this is my big opportunity, and thank you to ProBox TV for allowing me to showcase my skills in their main event against Francis,”
“I am coming to win, I understand this is a big platform, and I am going to make a statement against Cesar Francis. He is highly regarded and ranked and a win gets me a major fight in the future with title implications. I have heard many people say Cesar Francis could be the prospect of the year, so I am looking to derail his career and the hype.”
Cesar Francis is widely regarded as one the rising stars of the super lightweight divison, and many have hopes of him facing the top names in the sport. His win last year over Raymundo Beltran established him as capable of beating a top veteran in the sport, and BoxRec currently has Francis ranked as the tenth-best lightweight in the United States. For Saracho, this is the chance of a lifetime, facing a fighter who is approaching the top of the sport.
“Everything I have ever worked for in boxing comes down to this fight,” said Saracho who has an 85% KO ratio in his professional career. “I gave up my holidays – no Christmas, no New Year’s, it is just boxing. I am dedicated like never before and I am excited to fight on such a global platform because this is the shot I have always wanted and needed to go to the next level. I am going to defeat Cesar Francis. ProBox gave me more than enough time to train, and I am going to be the best version of myself, come Wednesday, January 25th.”
Mexican Sensation Oscar Alvarez features in Co-Main event
Oscar Alvarez Jr. is undeafeated as a professional, owner of a stellar amateur 665-12 record, stands 6’ 3”, and will be fighting in an eight-round featherweight bout against former WBA Fedalatin Featherweight Champion Nicolas Polanco, on Wednesday, January 25 at the Whitesands Events Center in Plant City, Florida, streamed live on ProBox TV and the ProBox app.
“I’m so thankful for this opportunity on PROBOX TV,” said Alvarez. “Polanco is a very tough and durable opponent. He’s fought world champions and just went the distance with the Number 4 contender. My game plan is always the same – control the fight from the beginning and dominate my opponent until the end.”
The Alvarez Jr vs Polanco clash will be the co-feature to the main event of the evening. In the main eventvacant WBO Latino Super Lightweight title will be on the line when undefeated Cesar “Rainman” Francis battles Jesus “Junior” Saracho for a scheduled ten-rounds.
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Tickets, starting at $50, can be purchased at Eventbrite.com HERE. Plant City, Florida is just east of Tampa.
Oscar Alvarez Jr (7-0, 7 KOs), born and raised in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico,, began boxing at the age of 4 under the tutelage of his father and current trainer Oscar Alvarez Sr. His fourteen-year amateur career culminated with back-to-back 2019 and ’20 Mexican Championship Gold Medals and a Bronze in the Pan Am Games. He made a splash in his pro debut on September 11, 2021 with a first round stoppage.
Nicolas “La Pantera” Polanco (20-3, 11 KOs) from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, made his pro debut and won his first seventeen professional fights. On September 26, 2015, he won the WBA Fedalatin featherweight title. Polanco stands 5’8”.
Cesar Francis (12-0, 7 KOs) from Brooklyn, NY via San Miguelito, Panama is coming off consecutive wins against former world champion Reymundo Beltran, winning the WBO NABO super lightweight title, and followed that with a big knockout win against once-beaten Francisco Armenta.
Jesus Saracho (12-1, 11 KOs) from Guadalajara, Mexico, won the WBO Youth lightweight title in only his seventh professional fight and defended that belt once. Saracho has since won the WBO Latino lightweight title, and the NABO lightweight title. He is coming off two consecutive knockout wins.
Upcoming PROBOX TV fight card stream schedule: Wednesday, Feb. 8 (MX City), Wednesday Feb 22, Wednesday March 8 (MX City), Wednesday March 22, Wednesday April 5 (MX City), Wednesday April 19, Wednesday, May 17. All in Plant City unless otherwise noted.