Francisco overpowers Domingo in crossroads bout
All three judges saw the fight in favor of the Sablayan, Mindoro Occidental native Francisco (21-1-1, 16 knockouts)—96-93, 95-94 and 96-93.
The 28-year-old Francisco, who now resides in Batangas, was coming off his lone career defeat to Thailand's Tepparith Singwancha in May, losing his interim WBA super flyweight title and a shot at then-champ Hugo Cazares in the process.
Domingo, 42-16-3 (23 KOs), of Cebu City has lost two of his last three bouts following a nine-fight win streak.
Both men weighed 120 pounds for the non-title affair, which was promoted by Saved by the Bell Promotions and made free to the public. — JVP, GMA News
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