Cesar Francis meets ex-champ Ray Beltran July 9 on ProBox card
PLANT CITY, Fla. (June 15, 2022): 140-pound Panamanian competitor Caesar “Rainman” francis (10-0, 6 KOs) will go up a notch in opposition against the former world champion Ray Beltran (37-9-1, 23 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the WBO NABO Junior Welterweight Championship. The fight takes place on Saturday, July 9 at ProBox Event Center in Plant City, Florida, and will be broadcast live worldwide on ProBox TV.
Tickets for Cesar Francis vs. Ray Beltran are on sale now starting at $50, excluding applicable service fees. Tickets are available for purchase on EventBrite.com or through click here.
Francis, who was born in Panama but lives in Brooklyn, New York, is coming off the biggest victory of his career, a unanimous decision win over mohamed mimoune (22-4 incoming). Prior to that, he beat then-undefeated prospect Jose Roman Vazquez. Francis, 31, has only had 10 fights, but he hit some big milestones in his last fights that propelled him up the 140-pound rankings.
“It’s my time to shine. I will come in and play,” said Caesar Francois. “Ray Beltran is a great veteran, and I don’t neglect him. I helped Richard Commey prepare for his fight against him. And this time Commey will be my sparring partner. People better bring their umbrellas because it’s going to ‘rain’ that day.
Ray Beltran is a former world champion from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. He had some of the best moments of his career at 135 pounds, where he faced Jose Pedraza, “Hammerin” Hank Lundy, Ricky “Rickster” Burns, Richard Commey and Terence “Bud” Crawford.
His most important victory was against Moses Paulus, whom he defeated to win the WBO lightweight world championship. Now at 140 pounds, Ray Beltran plans to use his experience to take Francis into deep water.
“I’ve been looking and waiting for this fight,” said Ray Beltran. “Cesar Francis is an undefeated fighter who has a lot of confidence, and this is the kind of fight I need to get back on the map. I think my experience will help me a lot because I’ve been there- down with some top fighters. As always, I’ll do my part to make sure it’s an action packed fight. My fights have never been boring. They’re always action packed.
See below, Cesar Francis v Mohamed Mimoune:
Undercard information for the Cesar Francis vs. Ray Beltran event will be announced shortly.