On June 10, the life of Daniel Franco changed severely and irrevocably. The fighter took to the line against Jose Haro, and took the worst of it, in a featherweight clash in Iowa. Haro landed hard and clean on Franco, a California resident, and down went Franco. He struggled to stand after getting knocked to the mat, got up, fought on, and was felled again. The ref waved off the count and the fight was over. Franco’s career was over, his record stood for all time at 16-2-3.
While and after Erislandy Lara had his way with Terrell Gausha at Barclays Center on the October 14 card dominated by 154 pound aces, there wasn’t a resultant buzz eruption. There was no mass of fans Tweeting excitedly about what they wanted to see Lara doing next. No surprise, really, being that the Cuban-born Floridian so handily dealt with the Ohioan Gausha that there wasn’t a lick of drama seen in the 12-round title defense for the victor.
Since boxers often amaze us with their majestic feats, at times we fail to note that, like us, they put their pants on one leg at a time. We forget that they are regular people, even if their pain tolerance is of a higher grade, and their ambition and grit is a cut above. We should maybe remind ourselves now and again that these people often struggle with regular Joe and Jane problems like the rest of us.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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