Joshua Franco (El Profesor) is an American professional boxer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. on October 27, 1995. Franco made his professional boxing debut at the age of 19 against Temoatzin Landeros on August 6, 2015. He is a super-flyweight world champion. Franco is 27 years old, he will turn 28 in 10 months and 19 days.
6 years into his professional boxing career, Joshua Franco has fought 22 times with 18 wins, a single loss, and 2 draws. As of December 2022, Franco's boxing record stands at 18-1-2 (8 KOs). In total, he has fought 138 rounds of professional boxing in 22 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||0|
|Losses via KO||1|
|23||Dec 31, 2022||27||Kazuto Ioka||NA||NA|
|22||Aug 14, 2021||25||Andrew Moloney||Win||UD|
|21||Nov 14, 2020||25||Andrew Moloney||NC||NC|
|20||Jun 23, 2020||24||Andrew Moloney||Win||UD|
|19||Jan 11, 2020||24||Jose Alejandro Burgos||Win||TKO9|
|18||Aug 10, 2019||23||Oscar Negrete||Draw||SD|
|17||Apr 25, 2019||23||Oscar Negrete||Win||SD|
|16||Oct 4, 2018||22||Oscar Negrete||Draw||SD|
|15||Jun 1, 2018||22||Isao Gonzalo Carranza||Win||KO5|
|14||Mar 24, 2018||22||Lucas Leone||Loss||TKO9|
|13||Dec 14, 2017||22||Carlos Maldonado||Win||UD|
|12||Jul 14, 2017||21||Pedro Antonio Rodriguez||Win||UD|
|11||Jun 17, 2017||21||Oscar Mojica||Win||UD|
|10||May 18, 2017||21||Marco Antonio Sanchez||Win||KO1|
|9||Feb 3, 2017||21||Victor Pasillas||Win||KO3|
|8||Nov 18, 2016||21||Felipe Rivas||Win||UD|
|7||Sep 17, 2016||20||Bryan Bazan||Win||RTD4|
|6||Jun 11, 2016||20||Sam Rodriguez||Win||UD|
|5||Apr 1, 2016||20||Jorge Perez||Win||KO2|
|4||Jan 29, 2016||20||Juan Carlos Benavides||Win||UD|
|3||Dec 4, 2015||20||Leonardo Reyes||Win||KO1|
|2||Oct 2, 2015||19||Saul Hernández||Win||TKO3|
|1||Aug 6, 2015||19||Temoatzin Landeros||Win||SD|
Joshua Franco started boxing professionally at 19 years of age. He debuted against Temoatzin Landeros on August 6, 2015 and defeated Landeros via 4 round split-decision.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on June 23, 2020 after 19 professional fights against Andrew Moloney for the super-flyweight WBA (Regular) title. Franco defeated Moloney via 12 round unanimous decision to become the new super-flyweight champion of the world.
Franco's notable victories include wins over Andrew Moloney, Oscar Negrete, Jose Alejandro Burgos, Bryan Bazan, Marco Antonio Sanchez, Isao Gonzalo Carranza, and Victor Pasillas. For a complete list of Franco's best performances refer to Joshua Franco's best fights.
His most recent fight was a super-flyweight title defense bout against Australian boxer Andrew Moloney on August 14, 2021. Franco won the fight via 12 round unanimous decision and defended his WBA (Regular) title. It's been 1 year, 3 months, and 24 days since this fight.
Joshua Franco's next fight is tentatively scheduled against Japanese boxer Kazuto Ioka in a title unification bout for December 31, 2022 at the Ota City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan. Both the fighters put their super-flyweight belts on the line — Franco brings the WBA (Regular) belt — Ioka brings the WBO belt.
Joshua Franco fought for a world title in one fight and won. He has won one belt at super-flyweight (WBA). In his upcoming fight with Kazuto Ioka, he will have a shot at the Japanese's super-flyweight WBO title.
|Jun 23, 2020||Andrew Moloney||sFL||WBA (Regular)|
Some of Franco's best wins so far are against Andrew Moloney, Oscar Negrete, Jose Alejandro Burgos, Bryan Bazan, Marco Antonio Sanchez, Isao Gonzalo Carranza, and Victor Pasillas
Franco has knocked out 8 of his 22 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 36.4%. Of his total 18 wins, 8 of them have been via KO (44.4%).
Joshua Franco has had just a single loss in 22 fights. He suffered his first loss against Lucas Leone via 9th round TKO in his 14th fight — his 13 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. Leone is the only boxer to beat Franco. For more details about this defeat, refer to All of Joshua Franco's losses.