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On March 24, 2012, at the Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino, a pair of Mexican fighters will again invade Philippine shores as Raul Hidalgo and Javier “El Chivero” Franco are to test their respective Filipino opponents in the main and co-main feature of the 13th edition of PINOY PRIDE mega-boxing event,

In the supporting main event of PINOY PRIDE 13, OPBF Flyweight Champion Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines will once again be featured to fight and showcase his power. His opponent, a Mexican warrior named Javier “El Chivero” Franco.

The young and up coming prospect Franco W 19 (KO 10) L 6 D 1 is one of Mexico’s most active fighters. The fighter they call “El Chivero has fought 10 times in 2010 winning 7 with 2 draws and losing only once that year.

The Mexican even had a busier 2011 fighting 12 times winning 9 and losing only 3 times. He also ha fought three times this year and promised to do his all to give Fuentes a run for his money.

In an email sent, Franco said “I am thankful for this opportunity to fight Fuentes as he is very highly rated in the world. This is my chance to be rated and a win over Fuentes will do a lot for me. I am going to give the best fight I possibly can to win.”

Franco has fought the younger brother of Eric Morales who sports a 10-0-0 record but lost to the latter only by split decision.

Fuentes, who recently pounded, dominated and knocked out Thai banger Lookdiaw Tor Buamas last December 10 and has been preparing relentlessly for this match-up with Franco.

“I have been preparing hard for this fight. At this stage of my career I cannot take any fighter for granted. I have worked so hard to be where I am now and I am not throwing this away.” Says Fuentes.

Fuentes added that “Franco has been very active the past years and we can not take him for granted. I need to win this because I want to challenge for a world championship. That has always been my motivation.”

Pinoy Pride XIII is a proudly presented by ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports. This mega boxing event features Filipino AJ “Bazooka” Banal against Mexico’s Raul Hidalgo for the WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight title in the main event.

Tickets are available at the ALA Promotions Head Office with numbers +63322364611, ALA Gym at the Banild Town Center, Waterfront Hotel and Casino Cebu, Mooon Café IT Park, Ila Puti IT Park, USA Sports Outlets, Bisaya Ispisyal Outlets, SM City Cebu, Pacific Mall Mandaue and Gaisano Tabunok.

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