Christopher Martin Hands Daniel Franco First Loss
Featherweight prospect DANIEL “TWITCH” FRANCO, (15-1-3, 10
KO’s) suffered his first loss on Thursday night against
veteran CHRISTOPHER “S.D. KID” MARTIN, (30-8-3, 9 KO’s),
with the Rancho Cucamonga, CA native being stopped in the
third round at the EXCHANGE LA Nightclub in Downtown Los
The heavy handed Franco started fast dropping Martin in the
first round and dominating the action in the second stanza.
However, Martin valiantly fought back in the third round,
dropping Franco to the canvas. Although badly hurt from the
knockdown, Franco displayed the heart of a champion before
being knocked down again as the fight was stopped.
“No excuses, Martin did what he was supposed to do. I felt
good in the first two rounds but got caught with a very good
punch in the third. I congratulate him on his victory, he
earned it,” said a disappointed Franco.
“This setback sets up a big comeback and I’ll be back in the
gym as soon as possible to get better and learn from this
Said Ray Chaparro, “Daniel did fantastic the first two
rounds and had Martin hurt. But he got caught with a great
punch from a smart veteran and that changed the course of
the fight,” about the third round stoppage in the scheduled
“We’ll regroup as a team, however and will be stronger going