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Former champ Francisco loses to Ortega in Mexico

Filipino fighter Drian Francisco failed to upset hometown bet Edivaldo Ortega on Monday (Manila time) at Municipal Auditorium in Tijuana, Mexico.

The 35-year-old Francisco, a former WBA super flyweight champion, lost by unanimous decision, 96-94, 98-92, 98-92.

FILE PHOTO – LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 20: Drian Francisco poses on the scale for his Super Bantamweight bout against Guillermo Rigondeaux on November 21 in Las Vegas. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP
Raring to fire a knockout blow, Francisco came out aggressive but wasn’t able to land definitive punches as Ortega (26-1-1, 12 KOs) controlled the match and imposed his dominance majority of the fight.

The Mindoro-born Francisco (29-5-1, 22 knockouts) couldn’t follow up his win over compatriot Mateo Handig in February last year.

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