Top undefeated featherweight prospect DANIEL “Twitch” FRANCO, (14-0-3, 9 KO’s) is winding down training camp in anticipation of his IBF-USBA Featherweight Title fight against also undefeated DERRICK MURRAY, (13-0-1, 5 KO’s) on Thursday, November 10 at the Hilton in Washington, D.C.
FRANCO vs. MURRAY will take place in the main event at the Fight for Children’s 9th Annual FIGHT NIGHT. More information is available at their website FIGHT NIGHT
Promoted by Roc Nation Sports, Franco is featured in the outstanding new mini-documentary,
“I Am Boxing, Now You Know”.
Training Camp Photos/Team Franco
“Every day, I’m doing my roadwork in the mountains at Claremont Hills, six miles per day. If I’m not sparring I’m running in the morning, if we’re sparring than I’ll go later in the day after we’ve trained.”
“I’ve sparred all over the Los Angeles area for this fight, in Oxnard, Los Angeles, Glendale and in Rancho Cucamonga at my home gym, Warzone Boxing Club. I like to switch it up and work with different boxers.”
“Most recently I’ve been working with Chris Avalos and a 2012 Olympian from Russia named Gaybatulla Gadzhialiyev, both have given me excellent work.”
“There was no change in my training from the opponent switch (Jose Haro to Derrick Murray), I have a little more tape on Murray. They’re both orthodox but they both switch up to southpaw at different times and I’m prepared for either.”
“Clearly this is the biggest fight of my career, a win earns me the IBF-USBA Featherweight Title and a world ranking, it’s a very important step.”
“Traveling to Washington, D.C. actually benefits me for this fight. I can completely focus on Monday while I’m traveling all day just on the fight with just a very limited amount of interruptions, I can be in my own world and take time to meditate on the fight.”
“I haven’t really been to East Coast so this is a great opportunity for me. I’m looking to put on a show and to impress the fans at this prestigious event. And then I’m going to do some sightseeing in Washington, D.C.”
RAY CHAPARRO, Manager of Franco
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our team. Daniel has looked very sharp in sparring and he’s fully prepared for victory. Thursday night will be a special night for us in Washington, D.C., and we’re excited to be a part of this extraordinary event.”