Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes with junior middleweight prospects Glen Tapia and Abie Han before and after their thrilling war at the Texas Station in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the video for an all-access look at Tapia’s big victory that boosted him to 19-0 with 11 knockouts
Chris Avalos, right, and Drian Francisco going to war in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
Ringside photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda
On Friday night, July 12, junior featherweight prospect Chris Avalos picked up a crucial win for his career as he overcame a spirited effort from former interim title challenger Drian Francisco inside of the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After ten rounds of action, two 97-93 scorecards and a 96-94 tally favored the 23-year old Avalos, who sees his record improve to 22-2 with 16 knockouts. Francisco falls to 24-2-1 with 19 stoppages.
Avalos admitted after his victory that he started slower than he would have liked, but he built momentum from the third round on and appeared to edge several of the late rounds. The action was brisk, but Avalos appeared to do more damage and he had success going to Francisco’s body.
With his only two losses being split-decision verdicts to San Diego’s Chris Martin and current IBF champion Jonathan Romero, Avalos is again upbeat about his career and claims to be ready for a title shot of his own.
Exclusive photos from the Houston Ballroom inside of the Texas Station in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of the ESPN “Friday Night Fights” double header featuring a junior featherweight tilt between Drian Francisco (24-1-1, 19 KO’s) and Chris Avalos (21-2, 16 KO’s) and a junior middleweight clash between prospect Abie Han (19-0, 12 KO’s) and Glen Tapia (18-0, 10 KO’s).
All photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)
Drian Francisco, pictured below, and Chris Avalos weighing in.