Franco Ready For Return
May 21, 2011
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
Riverside, CA. -
After a slow 2010 year where Michael "Lil Warrior" Franco saw action only once, he will now be stepping
back in the ring for the second time this year when he faces Jose Angel Baranza from the Morongo Casino
Resort & Spa on Saturday May 21st.
In his last outing on February 25th the power puncher disposed of Martin Armenta in 4 rounds but suffered
a cut over his left eye doing so.
"the guy was awkward, he was all over the place, I was headed butted a few times times before I was cut,
but my team did a great job of not just stopping the blood but of closing the wound. I don't have any scar
tissue and it shouldn't be a problem again".
Fighting at the Morongo Casino is a familiar place for the Lil Warrior and it will be a treat for many of his fans
who have not seen him in the ring locally since 2009 when he stopped former Two-time World Champion
Kermin Guardia in the 8th and final round.
"I'm excited, I can't wait to get back in the ring especially from the Morongo Casino, it is a great place to
fight. The fans and even the Tribel members are very supportive, I want to make sure that I please them by
giving them a great fight and I am happy to be fighting again, I look forward to a busy year".
A total of eight bouts are scheduled for this event which is being promoted by Top Rank Promotions in
Association with The Morongo Casino Resort & Spa and will air on FOX Deportes.
Doors open at 4:00PM and the first bout is scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM. Tickets are reasonably priced at
$35-$50 & $75 for the best seats in the house and can be purchased by calling Ticket Masters or the Casino
ticket office at (888) MORONGO.
- Press Release from Team Franco
Subject to change